The worst scars are in the mind: psychological torture

@article{Reyes2007TheWS,
  title={The worst scars are in the mind: psychological torture},
  author={Hern{\'a}n Reyes},
  journal={International Review of the Red Cross},
  year={2007},
  volume={89},
  pages={591 - 617}
}
  • H. Reyes
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Psychology
  • International Review of the Red Cross
Abstract Torture during interrogation often includes methods that do not physically assault the body or cause actual physical pain and yet entail severe psychological pain and suffering and profoundly disrupt the senses and personality. Solitary confinement and prolonged sleep deprivation are just two examples of these psychological torture methods. Even psychological methods which do not amount to ill-treatment when considered in isolation, amount to inhuman or degrading treatment or torture… 
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