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We went to the torture room in a kind of solemnprecession the guards walking ahead with lighted candles The chamber was underground and dark particularly nearthe entrance It was a vast shadowy place and every deviceand instrument of human torture was there They pointedout some of them to me and said I should have to tastethem Then they asked me again if I would confess IThose words were spoken by John Gerard a Jesuit priest accused of spreadingCatholicism in England And in 1597 he was captured taken to the Tower of Londonand put to the question Whatever the country whatever the crime one could see theauthorities dilemma when suspicion strong and sometimes reinforced by evidence would point to an individual who usually vehemently denied all accusations Yet thetruth had to be determined While in an age where social conditions were brutally harsh where epidemics of fatal diseases decimated the population and violence was almost away of life what more natural than to attempt to extract a confession by using force Torture which is understood to be the torment and suffering of the body in order to elicitthe truth Its concept is based on two fundamental facts first that we all haveimaginations Abbott 1-4 Torture is a vile and depraved invasion of the rights anddignity of an individual It is a crime against humanity for which there can be noTorture was used as early as the 11th century as evidence shows that William theConqueror ordered the maiming of criminals while Henry I ordained that those guilty ofcounterfeiting the nations currency would be punished by having their right handsevered and then afterwards castrated The human anatomy seems to have beenexpressly designed to be pierced The human bodys soft yielding flesh withvulnerable parts such as fingers and toes ears and noses sticking out positivelyinvited the attention of a torturers keen blade and sharpened spike Abbott 67 Sincethe primary principle of torture is to inflict pain or
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