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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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Lian Li O11 Dynamic Review - Der8auer Designs a Case ...

GamersNexus - 16 Apr 2018
We covered Lian Li's O11 Dynamic at CES earlier this year. It's related to the older PC-O11 model, but this new version was designed in collaboration with professional overclocker Der8auer, whom we've interviewed several times. It's obvious that he ...
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How much longer will Egypt accept the Sisi regime?

iNews - 23 Mar 2018
Naked from the waist down, bones broken, slashed by razors, covered in stab wounds and cigarette burns and with an ear severed, Giulio Regeni's body was found on 3 February 2016 in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo. If, as seems likely, the torture and ...
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Trump and the Law on Torture

Lawfare (blog) - 02 Mar 2018
As for the rack and thumbscrew, however, there is nary a comment. Why? It may be that the guidance of defense establishment professionals, like Defense Secretary James Mattis, is being followed. He believes that building rapport is more productive ...
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Ending the Torture Trade

Project Syndicate - 06 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 despite the fact that torture is prohibited by international law, goods such as these are still ...
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Bible Teaching and Religious Practice

Patheos (blog) - 27 Mar 2018
Therefore the Church, after doing its duty in but a lazy and indolent way for eight hundred years, gathered up its halters, thumbscrews, and firebrands, and set about its holy work in earnest. She worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries ...
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In China, torture is real, and the rule of law is a sham

Washington Post - 27 Jan 2017
A NATION under the rule of law must have a commitment that no one is exempt from justice. China has courts, judges and lawyers, but the Communist Party remains above the law. Two recent cases have dramatically illustrated how brutal and arbitrary ...
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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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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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What John McCain Went Through as a POW

ABC News - 21 Jul 2015
SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND TORTURE. When he was moved into solitary confinement in March 1968 and when his father was named commander-in-chief of all US Pacific forces several months later, McCain's troubles were just beginning. The North Vietnamese ...
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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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More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil

The Guardian - 05 Oct 2016
yelled Gentileschi as she was tortured in a Rome courtroom in 1612. Ropes were wrapped around her fingers and pulled tight. The judge had advised moderate use of the sibille, as this torture was called, for she was after all 18. Across the court sat ...
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MEPs strengthen EU export ban on “torture goods”

EU News - 04 Oct 2016
A key EU tool for fighting torture and the death penalty is the 2005 Regulation imposing restrictions on trade. This bans the export of goods which have no other practical use than execution or torture and controls trade in products that have been ...
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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
But according to our Topcliffe, “Silver bells and cockle shells, those were her instruments of torture.” 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 ...
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Believe Me, It's Torture

Vanity Fair - 02 Jul 2008
When contrasted to actual torture, waterboarding is more like foreplay. No thumbscrew, no pincers, no electrodes, no rack. Can one say this of those who have been captured by the tormentors and murderers of (say) Daniel Pearl? On this analysis, any ...

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