Pros And Cons Of Torture

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Over the years, the human population has struggled over many moral dilemma such as human values and life decisions. The debate of torture is one of the many moral dilemmas. Some say torture is a human right violation, but others say it is necessary for the humanity. Torture has been used since the medieval age to extract information or for punishment to a person. In that time era torture was not a decision of right and wrong but a necessity of doing what is needed to survive in a harsh world. Now as mankind is getting sensitive about this issue. It does not change the fact that torture is a necessity in modern life.
Torture in the eyes of many is a negative method that is used to inflict pain to remove information from a person. Torture is
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History has shown that many people are willing to abandon their moral rules when there are larger things involved. Take World War II as an example, the United States’ government were willing to restrict the First Amendment, the freedom of speech, as it was getting in the way of warfare with Germany. When people started to use concentration camps during World War II or Camp 22 as an example of the human rights violation, which is a misunderstanding about the use of torture. The torturers, in this example, are clearly mentally unstable people that use torture as a way for pleasure or to feel superior to the victims. These people that use torture as a way for pleasure are misusing the true way of torture. The source from Camp 22 “In the hills here, if there is some flat area, it is covered with graves. And if people start to farm there, they find bodies or bones”(Camp 22 refuges) shows that the North Korean suspects are using the method of torture to the extreme, not using torture as a way to extract information, but a way for them to pass time. So in term of torture, it is not used for harming innocent people, but use for dangerous individuals that can cause hazardous damage to the

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