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Arming the torturers

Amnesty International

Arming the torturers

electro-shock torture and the spread of stun technology

by Amnesty International

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Published by Amnesty International in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stun guns.,
  • Torture.,
  • Restraint of prisoners.,
  • Prison discipline.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAmnesty International.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination52 p. ;
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16620336M

    A signatory to the UN Convention Against Torture, the United States "does not torture." [1] Yet abundant evidence indicates that it does, directly or by proxy—and in fact always has. An old American tradition of state-sponsored torture even has its own lexicon: SOA, Kubark, Phoenix, MK-Ultra, rendition, CIA's "no-touch" paradigm, etc.   Book Review: “Nick of Time” by Ted Bell German subs are cruising the waters of the channel, possibly arming to invade British soil. An experimental U-boat prowls about, commanded by a Nazi naval officer of fanatical nastiness. It will take more than a secret agent’s wits to escape from a mad crew of Gestapo agents, torturers, and.   Mailing Address CounterPunch PO Box Petrolia, CA Telephone 1() Author: Daniel Kovalik.   Watch full-length episodes of PBS documentary series FRONTLINE for free. The Torture Question - How the post-9/11 "get-tough" policy of the U.S. .


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Arming the torturers: Electro-shock torture and the spread of stun technology 4 MarchIndex number: ACT 40// Amnesty International is gravely concerned at the rise in the use of modern electro-shock "stun" weapons by torturers. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Amnesty International.

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