TAI UPINT Torture - Discussion Work in pairs. What do you...

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Discussion Work in pairs. What do you think the answers are to these questions? In 1996 there were 171 countries in the world: 1. In how many countries did people in prison or police custody suffer torture or ill-treatment? a. 24 6. 67 c. 124? 2. In how many countries did people die as a result of torture or inhuman prison conditions? a. 16 b. 46 c. 82? Find out the answers from your teacher and then discuss these questions: 1. Do the figures surprise or shock you or are they what you would expect? 2. Do you think the figures would be better or worse for this year? Or about the same? 3. In which countries would you expect to find torture happening? 4. What about your own country? Reading Read the articles through quickly and answer the questions below: Which countries are mentioned in connection with torture? Do any of the articles surprise you? Which? Why? CASSIDY ATTACKS PINOCHET In Chile in 1975, Dr Sheila Cassidy was beaten, stripped and given electric shocks all over her body, forcing her to give the name of a priest who had asked her for help. She was later released as a result of protests from Britain. Yesterday she spoke out following the arrest of General Pinochet, the 84-year-old ex-dictator of Chile. "I think imprisonment for the rest of his life would be appropriate. I know he is an old man and he is fragile, but so were the pregnant women who were raped and tortured," she said. US POLICE UNDER FIRE A recent Human Rights Watch report, examining policing in 14 of America's biggest cities, contains some shocking statistics. Following 11,000 civil rights complaints
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course ED 20314 taught by Professor Carolinaserna during the Spring '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

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