The practice became so common it even has an official name — shuanggui. Tiger Bench The person being tortured is placed on a bench, his knees tied tightly to the bench and one by one bricks are placed under his feet to elevate them. The prisoner is then tied down so their back is secured to the board and their feet and legs are secured to the bench.
Joseph Hallit knows the German chair all too well. There is still no evidence as to why he was taken into custody in the first place. This works by placing a prisoner on a long bench, with a board against their back and head.
Vhuen Van Tai probably had it the worst though. Nail clipper, forceps, pliers or a tool devised specifically for this purpose was used. This torture is similar to being boiled alive. Wang was walking home when the police abducted her. Many people have been held in shuanggui for long periods of time, with reports of people being tortured with physical manipulation, sleep deprivation, simulated drowning or actual drowning, as abovebeatings, burnings, and electrocutions.
Regardless if you believe that this is an acceptable practice or not, there is far worst methods allegedly sanctioned by the U.
Tear gas, hot mustard, as well as common household chemicals have also been used to abuse and torture inmates. Syrian Box Torture The person is tied up and shoved into a box which makes it almost impossible for him to move and change positions.
The victim is then suspended from a bar by tying his wrists together for long hours causing his shoulders to dislocate. I am still unemployed. When the prisoner finally becomes so tired they cannot hold themselves upright, their bodies fall forward and their breathing is impaired.
In some cases organ failure due to oxygen deprivation may also occur. Discover some of the disturbing ways torture has been used throughout the ages with The Big Book of Pain: After she was arrested for partaking in a Falun Gong exercise in a public park, she was taken to an undisclosed location and tortured with the hell confinement.
A man simply referred to as Jolan was kept in the box for a week, then transferred to a room so small he could not stand up, where he stayed another week before finally being electrocuted several times a day.
According to journalist Lawrence Wrightwho visited Egyptian prisons where key al-Qaida officials were being detained, men were often tied up in the nude. To make things even worse, the box is tilted on its side and also elevated, so every time food, usually a hard-boiled egg, is dropped into the box, it rolls to the bottom, where it sits, taunting the detainee.
Here a person is flogged with a nine tail flogging device in which the tails are taken from barbed wire or sharp twisted wires.
Many people may now know it as Palestinian Hanging, a form of torture where a prisoner is hung by their arms, which are fastened behind their head, causing the arms to be slowly wrenched from the shoulder sockets by the weight of the body.
When the CIA got a hold of him, they placed him in a tiny, white, windowless room and turned the AC on full blast for four straight years. Fakhravar was forbidden to talk to anyone. Suspects are subject to questioning at any time during the day or night.
An early mention of a spring-loaded gagging device is in F. Water is then poured on his face and on the cloth for 40 to 50 seconds at a stretch and the person is allowed to breath for a few seconds in between.
A steel or iron rod, or thick wooden plank, links them together preventing the victim from being able to bend their back.
Sometimes little metal balls with spikes are even added to the ends of the cords to make it even more excruciating. However, it is impossible to know the full extent of what happens during these interrogations. Like the Iron Maiden, this coffin was made of brass or sometimes even iron.
Hell Confinement This method involves handcuffs, a pair a shackles and a rod linked to them which prevents the victim for being able to bend their back. Because of the sensory deprivation the person starts to hallucinate eventually driving him mad.
The meal was white rice on a white paper plate. In the s, doctors at the prison began using a torture device on some of the more unruly prisoners that became known as the Tucker telephone.
Typically this place is a hotel room or another secret location. Pear of Anguish[ edit ] Appearance[ edit ] A pear shaped instrument, consisting of four leaves that slowly separated from each other as the torturer turned the screw at the top.
When a detainee is captured, they are placed in a metal chair. One form of torture often used by the Syrian government against the rebels is called the German chair.
Instead of beating the person, electrocuting them, or keeping them in a small box, they are tormented with sensory deprivation and isolation.Waterboarding is a vile torture technique that has been in use since pre-colonial times but unfortunately continues to be practiced to this day.
It consists of tying a prisoner down on a board or a table made for the purpose. These torture devices were devices used in the Middle Ages or early modern period to cause pain, injury, and sometimes death, usually to extract information or a confession from criminals or prisoners, also as punishment for crimes.
Of course with modern day technology and minds, torture techniques may have changed slightly in shape and form, but they still inflict grave repercussions on. Torture to gain information from someone or to instil fear or discipline is a technique used even today.
While medieval and ancient history methods may have been more brutal, these modern day methods are still absolutely terrifying.Download