verb (used with object), tor·tured, tor·tur·ing.
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Karataş was working as a reporter for the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency, covering a range of sensitive topics such as allegations of torture by state officials, prisoners’ rights and the Kurdish issue.Journalists faced new threats in 2020. These 10 and countless others deserve justice|lbelanger225|January 4, 2021|Fortune
Many asylum-seekers were victims of torture in their home countries, Gonzalez said.Border Report: ‘They Can’t Continue Like This in Mexico’|Maya Srikrishnan|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Tortured with thirst, they would occasionally break ranks pell-mell at the sight of water; but as a rule they found it brackish.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
Tortured with doubt and disappointment, I hastened through the crowd to where the Count was standing, surrounded by his suite.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.|Charles James Lever
Tortured by disappointment and despair, racked by starvation and disease, he lay in the desert dying.The Red True Story Book|Various
Tortured by cold and hunger, emaciated, and almost dying, she had waited for an answer.The Clique of Gold|Emile Gaboriau
Tortured by the world and the world's law, yet Heaven's peace had settled on her.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine