In Reply to: Same old line posted by exer on November 16, 2005 at 22:15:26:
It's amazing how Family members think, isn't it?
You're right, some members have been jailed, maybe in deplorable conditions or even roughed up by police or guards, but I'm not aware of anyone who was actually tortured, as Mene and others were.
The problem with Chancellor's characterization is that it reverses the facts. If there is any Grand Inquisitor in all this, it's Berg and his treatment of Mene, which Justice Ward rightly found was torture. And it was all the other Inquisitors responsible for torturing other young people. That is a past they simply cannot deny despite their best efforts.
Here's a definition of torture I think most can agree with:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Torture is the infliction of severe physical or psychological pain or grief as an expression of cruelty, a means of intimidation, deterrent, revenge or punishment, or as a tool for the extraction of information or confessions.
Torture is almost universally considered to be an extreme violation of human rights, as stated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.