Torture by crushing


Hands, legs and arms are crushed as a form of torture is several countries. Heavy rollers, sometimes on specially designed equipment, are applied to victims legs. Bullets, pencils and other instruments are placed between fingers which are then crushed together. Genitals are squeezed.


Crushing has been reported in the following countries:

[Africa] Ethiopia, Zaire, Zimbabwe

[Asia] India, Pakistan, Philippines

[Europe] Italy

Broader Problems:
Torture by wounding
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
17.10.2021 – 09:55 CEST