Torture attempted to bomb Northwest airline flight 253

Torture takes place in as many as 90% of countries across the world. Torture is illegal according to international law, however it still takes place in most countries. It is typically used to acquire information coercively. Torture can be anywhere from excruciating pain, psychological pain, or slow and painful death. Torture leaves people with various mental and psychological problems and it needs to cease. Most people believe that torture gets information out of individuals, but it is in fact unreliable and severe punishment needs established before more people die. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is a Nigerian man who attempted to bomb Northwest airline flight 253 from Amsterdam to Michigan however, the device did not ignite saving all passengers aboard. Abdulmutallab was convicted and transferred to the supermax jail in Florence Colorado. A lawsuit was submitted about how he has been tortured in this prison. When he would refuse to eat they would wait until he was on the verge of death and then force feed him with large amounts of food at a time causing unnecessary pain. They would yell, cuss, and insult his religion while he was trying to pray. They refused him his prayer rug and disrespectfully handled his bible and tore pages from it mocking the muslim religion. One time they placed a tube into his windpipe rather than his esophagus causing him to feel like he was drowning (Savage). The C.I.A. is responsible for many torture cases. A lawsuit was filed about two psychologists working with the C.I.A. to formulate their interrogation methods. The psychologists say that the captives were abused but they don’t believe they are accountable. The psychologists claim that the captives were abused but it was not their fault. The two psychologists received $1,800 per day and then founded a company paid around $81 million to manage the company for various years. The two psychologists say that if the terrorists wouldn’t talk in the interrogation then they would result to torture. The C.I.A. espoused waterboarding, forcing detainees into compact rooms, and making them endure unpleasant positions for multiple hours. The C.I.A. claims that their methods are working however, 38 prisoners were subjected to the C.I.A.’s techniques and it was made clear that they were only cruel and provided inaccurate and deceptive information. Ben Soud a Libyan imprisoned in Afghanistan was held in small boxes and, thrown into walls, and drenched with freezing water while nude and chained up. Another man was captured by the C.I.A. and was beaten, isolated for months, and they wouldn’t let him rest (Fink).

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