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We have laws against torture. The Constitution says nothing whatever about torture. It speaks of punishment; 'cruel and unusual' punishments are forbidden.


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bind, torture and kill.
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Chess is mental torture.
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interior ministry services of resorting to torture and ransoming prisoners.
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Only cowards torture women.
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I did not torture anyone.
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