By Ian Cobain
The legit line is apparent: the uk doesn't “participate in, solicit, motivate or condone” torture. And but, the facts is irrefutable: whilst confronted with strength threats to their nationwide defense, the gloves constantly come off.
Drawing on formerly unseen reputable records and the bills of witnesses, sufferers and specialists, prize-winning investigative journalist Ian Cobain appears to be like past the cover-ups, the equivocations, and the makes an attempt to brush off brutality because the paintings of some rogue interrogators, to get to the reality. From the second one international warfare to the struggle on Terror, through Kenya and northern eire, A mystery heritage of Torture indicates how the West have many times and systematically resorted to torture, turning a blind eye the place beneficial, bending the legislations the place they could, and issuing express denials all of the whereas. What emerges is an image of england that demanding situations our complacency on human rights and exposes the lie at the back of their acceptance for reasonable play.
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But meanwhile he was subjected to the torture, and that to such an extent that when asked by his judges to plead to the indictment, by holding up his hand, he was unable to comply with the request by raising it as high as his fellow-prisoners, one of whom held it up for him. Campian was not the only priest put to the rack by Elizabeth’s Government. No honest Protestant writer, who has studied the subject, can deny that dozens of priests were cruelly treated in this manner. If any one wishes to see the evidence of this, let him read the late Mr.
We protest aud promise solemnlv with our hearts. under the same OATH. handwritina. and pains, that we shall defend his [the King’s] person and authority with our goods, bodies, and lives, in the defence of Christ’s Evangel, liberty of our country, ministration of @t&e, and punishment of iniquity, against all enemies within ths realm or without, as we de&e ‘our‘~God to be a strona and merciful Defender to us, in the day of our death, and co&g of our Lord Jesus Christ:’ To Whom. with the Father and the Holv- Spirit, be all honour and _ glory etemal~y.
Bartholomew Massacre. ’ The Duke wf~s the man who had led, at the commencement of that Massacre, the party of assassins sent to murder that brave Protestant hero, Admiral Coligny. He stayed outside Coligny’s house while the foul deed was being perpetrated by his followers upstairs. They were long at their evil work, and Guise became impatient. At last he called out to his men, “Have you finished? ” “ It is done,” was the reply of the murderers. ‘L Then throw him out of the window,” said the Duke.