Torture is abhorrent. Torture is illegal. Yet Torture is inflicted on men, women
and children in well over half the countries of the world.
Despite the universal condemnation of torture, it is still used to extract
confessions, to interrogate, to punish or to intimidate. In Police stations and
prison cells, on city streets and in remote villages, torturers continue to inflict
physical agony and mental anguish. Their cruelty kills, or leaves scars on the
body and mind that last a lifetime.