In the middle ages torture was used to extract information, force confessions, punish suspects, frighten opponents, and satisfy personal hatred. Historically, ancient Greeks and Romans used torture for interrogation. Until the second century AD, torture was used only on slaves.. A slave's testimony was admissible only if extracted by torture.
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By Sam Tonkin For Mailonline. A year-old was kidnapped on her way to school and tortured for 17 hours by two older girls who held a knife to her throat and made her strip while recording the ordeal on their mobile phones. The acts of 'degradation and violence' towards the terrified teenager were encouraged by two youths - one who arrived at the flat and another who urged on Caylen Candy and Chyanne Powell via social media. Candy and Powell, now both 18, had been drinking for 12 hours when they went out intending to rob children on their way to school. They came across the victim, who was in her uniform and did not know either of them. Callous: Caylen Candy left and Chyanne Powell right , both now 18, kidnapped a year-old girl, who had been on her way to school, and subjected her to acts of 'degradation and violence' over 17 hours. She was taken to Powell's flat in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, where she was made to strip and was filmed as bits of her hair were chopped off. The girl also had a knife put to her throat as she was made to shave off her pubic hair, forced to carry out a sex act on herself and to sit in a freezing cold bath.
Chyane Stephenson-Dielhenn, 18, and her year-old accomplice, who cannot be named for legal reasons, held the victim hostage inside a hour supported living facility in Barking and Dagenham for eight hours on 4 March. While she was locked up, the victim was forced her to drink urine and swallow her own vomit. She was also tied up, punched and warned that she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.