The Effects Of Torture

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Torture is a commonly debated subject, some believing it is an appropriate means of receiving wanted information, while others believe it to be unjust and a completely cruel idea. Torture is not only severely damaging to the the prisoner, it is also extremely detrimental to the perpetrator as well. According to CNN’s report on the investigation into the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence 's report on the CIA and its detention and interrogation program, of 119 detainees captured between 2002-2008, 26 were found to be wrongfully held. Innocent people are losing their lives due to the ineffectiveness and cruelness of torture. In addition, 39 of these detainees were “subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques, which included sleep deprivation, …show more content…
This torture is unimaginable, unjust, and mortifying. One recent story is the story of Kayla Mueller. Kayla was an aid and humanitarian worker for Doctors without Borders. She was kidnapped by ISIS on August 4, 2013. She was kept in solitary for 6 months before being kept with other female hostages. Kayla was beaten, raped, and had her fingernails ripped out by these terrible terrorists. Kayla was kept and held for 2 years by head ISIS leader Jihadi John before being killed in a Jordanian airstrike in Syria. Throughout her time being held captive, ISIS would contact and try to make agreements with Kayla’s parents. They at first demanded money to fund their terrorist group, a key problem with today 's terrorism. Also, the family was denied meetings with the White House and President Obama failed to try and save Kayla (ABC, 2016) This tragic story of a young girl is just another example of the cruel torture that occurs throughout the Middle East, all in attempts to gain money for their terrorist groups, as well as inform of their hate for …show more content…
The declaration of Human Rights Article 5 states that “No one shall be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”(Human Rights Watch, 2003). This ban has also been infused into international human rights policies. Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights includes the ban on torture as well. This ban is also in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Internationally, many bans have been set in place to illegalize torture (Human Rights Watch, 2003). However, these rules must be followed more clearly and should not be manipulated by the government for their own advantage. By doing so, they are setting the example and giving terrorist groups more reason to perform torture on their own people as well as

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