Torture Is Unethical

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Torture is the action of willingly hurting a person psychologically or physically. The use of torture by individuals, groups, and authorities has been going on from ancient times until today. In the 4th Century, voices started being raised against the use of torture. In fact, well-known philosopher and scientist, Aristotle, revealed the downfalls of torture, “those under compulsion are as likely to give false evidence as true, some being ready to endure everything rather than tell the truth, while others are really ready to make false charges against others, in the hope of being sooner released from torture”. In order to prevent further terrorist attacks, the CIA had to practice unethical questioning methods such as psychological techniques, sensory bombardment consisting of subjecting the tortured to continuous extremely…show more content…
Governments have sworn to always protect their citizens, in order to achieve this protection governments rely on police, intelligence agencies and information gathering. These agencies are required to collect crucial information and need favorable laws and tools to achieve it; one of them is torture. Does the end justify the mean? After the capture of Al-Qaeda’s fanatics, former president of the United States, George W. Bush, praised the CIA for their achievement “We’re fortunate to have men and women who work hard at the CIA serving on our behalf”. On the other hand, the level of torture used in developed countries is considered acceptable in comparison with the level of torture used in under developed countries where there are no limits even if it reaches death. Society may argue that guilty deserve punishment. Nevertheless, some interrogators resort to extending beneficial offers to their detainees to avoid the use of torture such as witness protection also known as Witness Security Program (WITSEC) run by the department of justice that is intended to defend witnesses during their
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