LETTERS: Torture is an old tactic

How a nation with such a record can preach human rights to other nations, is beyond my imagination.

To me, stealing organs (Re: letter Informative and shocking, Western News, Dec. 17), is no shocking news anymore. One only has to type into the search engine, “Illegal organ trade” and the search result may shock everyone. One does not have to go all the way to China to find out about that. Looking to Kosovo, Israel and even the USA will do. Collecting organs legally and selling them illegal is common practice.

Just a few years ago, the police arrested 44 People in New Jersey. I originally wanted to write about the “torture report” enhanced interrogation. The report on torture of detainees forgot to mention, or better blacked out, the real torture, which probably includes the organs as well.

It is common practice by certain people, to torture prisoners until they sign a prewritten statement, just to stop the torture. It is now well known by historians, that the prisoners of Nuremberg signed their own death sentence, just to make the torture stop.

With such torture, you will always get the desired results, if the answer is true or not does not matter much as long as the answer fits the imaginary grand picture of those behind the scene.

How a nation with such a record can preach human rights to other nations, is beyond my imagination.

Otto Sturhahn




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