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The thumbscrew is a torture instrument which was first used in ...

wikipedia - 17 Sep 2016
The thumbscrew is a torture instrument which was first used in medieval Europe. It is a simple vice, sometimes with protruding studs on the interior surfaces. The victim's thumbs or fingers were placed in the vice and slowly crushed. The thumbscrew was also applied to crush prisoners' big toes. The crushing bars were sometimes lined with sharp metal points to puncture the thumbs and inflict greater pain in the nail beds. Larger, heavier devices based on the same design principle were applied to crush
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How accurate is the waterboarding in Gunpowder?

Radio Times - 29 Oct 2017
In the second episode, there's not anything nearly as gory as the door-pressing, disembowelling action of the series premiere, but one scene of torture carried out against Catholic priest John Gerard (Robert Emms) might give viewers pause for a ...
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It Happens Here

CMU The Tartan Online - 29 Oct 2017
The trial lasted seven months and subjected Gentileschi to torture and thumbscrews. At the end, it was Tossi who was punished and exiled from Rome, though he was never sentenced. In the wake of her trauma, Gentileschi started to rebuild her life. She ...
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In China, torture is real, and the rule of law is a sham

Washington Post - 27 Jan 2017
Two recent cases have dramatically illustrated how brutal and arbitrary punishment from the Chinese party-state can be, including its use of torture to silence dissent and break dissenters. Imprisonment, forced confessions and deprivation are hardly ...
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Ending the torture trade

Inquirer.net - 07 Sep 2017
Buenos Aires/Brussels/Ulan Bator—Shock belts, spiked batons, and electrified thumbscrews can serve no other purpose than to inflict pain on people. But although torture is prohibited by international law, goods such as these are still produced and ...
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With alliance planned, countries focused on ending torture

Irish Examiner - 11 Sep 2017
Shock belts, spiked batons, and electrified thumbscrews can serve no other purpose than to inflict pain on people. But despite the fact that torture is prohibited by international law, goods such as these are still produced and sold, finding their way ...
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Six inspiring Italian women who changed the world

The Local Italy - 08 Mar 2017
Her father prosecuted the rapist, and the trial - during which Gentileschi underwent invasive gynaecological exams and thumbscrew torture - has influenced the interpretation of her work. But she went on to achieve considerable success, becoming the ...
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Will: 3 ways 'The Marriage of True Minds' flirts with history

EW.com - 01 Aug 2017
Silver bells were a type of thumbscrew, while cockle shells were a torture device designed to go around a man's genitals. And “How does your garden grow?” — that would be the cemetery garden containing all the people she executed for heresy. If you ...
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The Ugly Specter of Torture and Lies

Consortium News - 18 Jan 2017
Instead, he consistently refused throughout his two terms in office to convene a truth commission or hold anyone accountable for illegal rendition and torture (short of death). He even invoked the “state secrets” doctrine to block private lawsuits ...
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What John McCain Went Through as a POW

ABC News - 21 Jul 2015
McCain says his torture began in August of 1968. “For the next four days, I was beaten every two or three hours by different guards. My left arm was broken again and my ribs were cracked,” he said according to U.S. News. The North Vietnamese wanted a ...
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MEPs strengthen EU export ban on “torture goods”

EU News - 04 Oct 2016
marketing and promotion ban. It will be illegal to sell and buy online and offline advertising services for banned goods which have no other practical use than execution or torture (e.g. electric chairs, automatic drug injection systems or spiked ...
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The Archers audience slips despite domestic abuse storyline

The Guardian - 19 May 2016
Nancy Banks-Smith on The Archers: two years of thumbscrew torture comes to a climax. Read more. It is the first full quarter since the BBC's former political editor Nick Robinson joined the Today team, succeeding James Naughtie who left last November.
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The Secret Liquor History of Nursery Rhymes

Daily Beast - 12 Oct 2017
She was also known as Bloody Mary (no relation to the drink) for her fondness for executing and torturing Protestants. The cockleshells (genital torture devices) and silver bells (thumbscrews) kept company with all “pretty maids all in a row,” which ...
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The 25 Most Unimaginable Medieval Torture Devices!

moviepilot.com - 30 Mar 2015
The dark age torturers and executioners that created these devices, were really imaginative when it came down to torturing others and apparently it payed off because millions of people suffered the unimaginable when it came to their deaths. Most of ...
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The Nasty Women of Art History And Why We Love Them

MutualArt.com - 18 Jan 2017
The visceral thrust of the knife through Holofernes' neck takes on even further, wincing significance when one learns of the excruciating, seven-month-long trial Gentileschi was subject to, which included a gynecological exam and thumbscrew torture, to ...

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