verb (used with object), tor·tured, tor·tur·ing.
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Many of them live in secrecy for fear of torture and execution.Inside the strange new world of being a deepfake actor|Karen Hao|October 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
She is serving her sentence in the detention center on Akrestina Street, which has lately become synonymous with torture and other ill-treatment, including sexual violence, against detainees.
Earlier this year, the group Physicians for Human Rights concluded that the family separations at the border constituted torture.Border Report: The Lingering Trauma of Family Separation|Maya Srikrishnan|August 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Their government responded with mass arrests and torture, while shutting off the internet and other communication modes.
Torture, the UVa rape, police violence—we hunger for the facts, and then twist them.
He also wrote, “Torture is not a thing that we can tolerate.”The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Torture continues apace, as Amnesty International has documented, and few are held accountable.
“Torture in police detention [has] increased dramatically with the uprising,” she says.
Torture, some people might call it, from sundown Sunday to sundown Friday.
Torture and the cruellest forms of punishment were employed.
"Torture 'em first and then attend to the country," snapped The Rat.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
I dont consider the Torture of the Innocents a pretty game, I told her.
Torture was still employed in capital cases to force confession even in Holland and France.
Torture wouldn't make her tell what she knows, and she doesn't have to either!The House of the Misty Star|Fannie Caldwell Macaulay