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The Chinese water torture: the secret of its name

The most famous Chinese torture is perhaps the water torture, which is widely described in various books and used in many stories. The first one...

White torture: the damage it can cause

Human beings are famous for always striving to seek new methods of torturing one another. The white torture, a form of modern torture, is the...

The torture of breast ironing

In Cameroon young girls and adolescents have for years been subject to a horrible torture: breast ironing. This is typically carried out by their...

Branding

The branding is a process by which a mark or a symbol is imprinted into the skin with a hot branding iron. Nowadays it is used...

Blood Eagle – the atrocious Viking torture

Blood Eagle was a method of torture and execution in force in the Nordic countries, especially among the Viking population. Although this ritual is...

Gilles de Rais the real Bluebeard

Gilles de Rais was a soldier in the fifteenth century, famous for being a sadistic torturer who loved to kidnap and kill children and...

Execution by elephant

The execution by elephant was a form of capital punishment used in South and Southeast Asian countries, such as India and Sri Lanka, but elephants...

Death by boiling

Death by boiling was a form of torture and capital punishment in use in various parts of the world. In the collective folklore, death by...

Luis Alfredo Garavito – The Beast

Luis Alfredo Garavito is one of the most brutal and prolific serial killer in history. He confessed to have killed 140 children, all male...

The Guillotine

The guillotine was a method of execution and death penalty in force in various countries such as France, Italy, England, Belgium and Sweden.History Decapitation as...

The torture and murder of Sylvia Likens

Sylvia Likens was a girl of 16 who was tortured and killed by GertrudeBaniszewski, with whom she lived. A few of her seven sons and...

Ah Map – The Hello Kitty murder

This murder took place in China and was only discovered because Leung Wai-Iun, the girlfriend of one of the killers, a witness and an...