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← Why I’d Rather Not Speak About Torture

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We had a big discussion about torture in Germany. A small boy was kidnapped. The kidnapper was caputured and interrogated. The boy was already dead, but the police didn't know this. The suspect remained silent. So the chief of police threatened him with torture and the suspect turned in. During the trial the defendant argued that the confession cannot be used because it was only given due to threatening of torture. Luckily the other evidence was enough for a conviction. The chief of police lost his job and was convicted to pay a fine, because of extenuating circumstances.

How could the chief of police have done differently? That was a bummer of a dilemma.

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:16:47 UTC | #620778