What is the Meaning & Definition of torture

Torture is a type of aggression that is applied to a person or animal through not only physical violence (although this is the most used since it causes immediate damage) but also through the verbal violence and psychological abuse. Man is the only one of all the living beings that applied torture on other living beings, and although it is ethically unacceptable, many Governments or institutions throughout human history have used it way open or hidden. In the case of torture that can be applied on animals, add the fact that the take is not entirely clear or firm on this type of action, and that is very easy to realize it without receiving any kind of punishment.
Torture is a process that applies on a living being with certain purposes. One of the most common is obtaining information, certain actions or of him repentance to who was assaulted when it comes to human beings. However, in many cases torture does not have a specific purpose and it inflicts on person or animal simply for the pleasure of seeing another life to suffering and thus to establish a level of hierarchy or power over the other.
Torture can be varied but generally the actions that are carried out tend to be deeply painful and wild. In many cases, physical torture takes place through actions such as electrocution, blows of different type, momentary choking, apply hot surfaces on the body, etc. Torture may also be accompanied by various kinds of psychological violence such as insults, permanent denigration not just the physical appearance of a person if not to ethnicity, religion or political ideology that poseea the person, etc.
Torture has been one of the most recurrent forms of authoritarian governments and anti democratic who came to power with specific objectives of annihilation of a part or more of a community. Clear examples of this may be to Nazism, Stalinism and the different military dictatorships in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
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