Torture is one of the most horrendous ways of violating human rights that 21st Century Socialist dictatorships use to indefinitely hold on to power. Notorious facts, international reports, and the free press prove that regimes from Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua apply torture in order to institutionalize fear. This is a criminal methodology that still remains unpunished. It is promoted and protected by Castrochavism and is overlooked by far too many democratic governments.
The United Nations Declaration against Torture, approved by the General Assembly on 9 December of 1975 establishes that “. . . torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person . . .when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official . . .”
The Interamerican Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture of 12 September of 1985, signed and ratified by Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua states that for the purposes of this Convention it shall be understood that “torture is the use of methods upon a person intended to obliterate the personality of the victim or to diminish his physical or mental capacities. . .”.
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, adopted on 17 July of 1989, establishes in its Article 7 that “for purposes of the present Statute, it shall be understood as a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY any of the following acts. . :f) TORTURE. . .”Read more ...