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SlipperySlope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 05:31 PM
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162. How do you define torture?
I define torture as the infliction of suffering (either mental or physical) for purposes of intimidation, punishment, to induce a confession, etc. How do you define it?

As long as the victim is free to end the experience at any time, without any conditions or risk of retaliation, then I don't see how it is torture. So yes, I would say that the involuntary component is a key aspect of calling it torture.
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