torture

10.9.19

Israel Is Accused of Torturing a Prisoner Until His Ribs Were Broken. Now Palestinians Are Demanding Answers.

"There’s no excuse for it. This is a war crime at the end of the day."

9.6.19

Here's Why People in Hong Kong Are Terrified of Being Extradited to China

Forced disappearances and reports of torture mark President Xi Jinping's justice record.

9.18.18

How 'Torture Porn' Captured the Violent Atmosphere of a Post-9/11 World

Films like 'Saw' and 'Hostel' may have felt like gratuitous gore, but they also reflected an era in which death and torture was entering everyday life.

6.27.18

Horror Writer Blake Leibel Sentenced to Life For Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

The judge called the murder an act of "inconceivable cruelty".

6.13.18

Trial Begins For Horror Writer Accused of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend in Hollywood

A prosecutor accused Blake Leibel of following the storyline of one of his graphic novels in carrying out the heinous crime.

2.19.18

Inside the Repulsive World of 'Hurtcore', the Worst Crimes Imaginable

Today, Matthew Falder – Cambridge academic and producer of "hurtcore" materials – was jailed for 32 years.

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1.23.18

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.

1.8.18

Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis

It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.

10.20.17

I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed

His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.

5.19.17

The Horrifying True Story of a CIA Waterboarding Victim

Despite being tortured and in CIA custody for over a decade, Abu Zubaydah has still not been charged with a crime.

5.11.17

How the Man Who Committed One of Canada’s Most Gruesome Murders Was Caught

How and why Douglas Garland murdered and tortured a former business partner, his wife and their five-year-old grandson.

10.4.16

Lawyers Talk About the Cases They Can't Forget

Frédéric Berna once had to defend a man accused of killing his baby, sexually assaulting his daughter and fatally hitting his girlfriend with a flashlight, before raping her corpse.

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