Torture by burning


Victims of torture are frequently burned using a variety of methods including pouring hot oil or water over them and burning soles of feet, the head, sexual organs, palms of hands, rectums and other sensitive part of the body with cigarettes, blowtorches, hot coals, electric cattle prods, acids and hot irons.


Burning has been reported in the following countries:

[Africa] Egypt, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Uganda

[America] Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Suriname, Uruguay

[Asia] Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, Iran Islamic Rep, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines, Syrian AR

[Europe] Italy, Poland

Broader Problems:
Physical torture
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
17.10.2021 – 10:00 CEST