The act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or mental suffering on people as a form or punishment, fulfilling a twisted desire, or to force action from the victim has been done from the beginning of time, and it still occurs today. It has been carried out by or sanctioned by individuals, groups, and states for many reasons like punishment or revenge, extortion or persuasion, political action or coercion, or to get a confession whether the victim is guilty or not.
Although torture is sanctioned in some areas of the world today, it is prohibited under international law and domestic law of most countries. It is widely illegal, and is an incredible violation of human rights which makes it unacceptable under Article 5 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Even so, as we said it can still happen today just like it has in the past.
Before we get started, I do want to give you a heads up…today we will be talking about torture and torture devices. Listener discretion is advised.
Welcome to Episode 40…Getting Medieval on Your Ass.
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