From: Reuters

Is it torture? Those who decide have not felt it


Those who approve “enhanced interrogation techniques” probably have a flawed idea of whether this constitutes torture, because few have felt the pain these methods can cause, researchers reported Monday.

A new study that gave its subjects a mild taste of such interrogation methods as solitary confinement, sleep deprivation and extreme cold found most respondents characterized what they felt as torture.

Those who did not experience these techniques but were told about them generally underestimated how much pain they might cause, the researchers found.

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