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For many years torture has been practiced in nations worldwide Despite the fact that torture is the most horrible and unacceptable form of punishment many nations still torture people It may seem that all kinds of organizations and especially united Nations try to abolish torture completely it is hard and long road to do this It is known that torture was used form the beginning of the world For example torture in Asia was used for many ages Especially torture was used in countries like China Japan and India In Europe contrives like Rome Greece England and Spain were the ones who used torture for hundreds of years Torture in those countries was used as a form of punishment During Middle Ages torture was used to oppress religious opponents The so-called inquisition was the way to destroy people who would not convert into Catholicism An inquisition took part mostly in France Germany Italy and Spain Totten Kleg P 138-140 However in 17th century some countries tried to abolish torture For example in England after the English Bill of Rights was drafted in 1689 torture became less used The English Bill of Rights stated that Cruel and unusual punishment ought not be inflicted Totten Kleg p 141 Thus England wanted not to administer torture anymore However the real opposition against torture begin in 18th century during the age of Enlightenment It was peoples idea to change their ways of living and be more humanitarian For those people torture was seen as very cruel thing to do to other people In that period France adapted Declaration of the Fights of Man This Declaration tried to abolish torture forever France even made torture as equally as a murder Thus for the first time in history of torture the torture was considered as a violation of human rights of people At that time did not matter if torture was used against people because of their political
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