In the middle ages torture was used to extract information, force confessions, punish suspects, frighten opponents, and satisfy personal hatred. Historically, ancient Greeks and Romans used torture for interrogation. Until the second century AD, torture was used only on slaves.. A slave's testimony was admissible only if extracted by torture.
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BBC News - Edlington torture attack brothers detained
A gang who kidnapped and tortured a year-old boy has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. Isaac Donkoh, a gang member and drill music artist from Newham, east London, was sentenced on Friday at Snaresbrook Crown Court along with four accomplices - two year-old boys and two year-old boys. All five defendants admitted or were found guilty of kidnap, false imprisonment, GBH and a number of other offences. Donkoh enlisted the help of one of the year-old defendants who knew the victim and on the night 2 August , the teenager made contact with him and suggested they meet in Barking. The victim turned up as agreed and Donkoh and the four other youths pulled up in a dark blue Ford Mondeo.
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Isauro Aguirre left appears in court with his attorney on Oct. Credit: KTLA. Prosecutor Jon Hatami detailed the acts allegedly committed by Aguirre and the boy's mother, Pearl Fernandez, who also faces trial. Hatami explained that the Palmdale couple beat Gabriel, bit him, burned him with cigarettes, whipped him, shot him with a B.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Two brothers who tortured two boys in a "sadistic" attack have been sentenced to an indefinite period of detention. Sheffield Crown Court heard how the pair, then aged 10 and 11, threatened to kill their nine and year-old victims in Edlington, South Yorkshire. The brothers, who admitted causing grievous bodily harm, were told they would serve a minimum five years. During their minute ordeal in April the victims were stamped on, forced to strip and hit with bricks.