Mutilations are used as punishment, intimidation or a way of inflicting pain. Finger and toe nails are pulled out or things inserted under them including matches which are then lit. Hair is pulled out. Victims are forced to walk or crawl on glass. Limbs and hands are amputated. Victims are castrated. Eyes are removed or stabbed.
Torture by mutilation has been reported in the following countries:
[America] Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, Suriname