Disappearance



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(5 points)

  • they export products used in torture.

  • they hold public executions.

  • children in custody are abused.

  • Both choice 1 and 3 are true.

10.

Read this scenario: The government arrests a young man because he is the editor of a newspaper that has been criticizing the government’s policies. The government is worried that this will turn people against them so, although he has broken no laws, they imprison him for his participation in the paper. It is well known that he is in custody and several human rights organizations are campaigning for his release. This is an example of a

(5 points)

  • a “disappearance”.

  • torture.

  • apartheid.

  • prisoner of conscience.

11.

Which is not a part of Amnesty International’s 12 point plan to prevent torture?

(5 points)

12.

Thousands of disappearances occurred in Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s.

(5 points)

  • True

  • False

13.

Today, disappearances are increasing in countries with civilian governments.

(5 points)

  • True

  • False

14.

Torture is used exclusively to control people who commit crimes or terrorist acts.

(5 points)

  • True

  • False

15.

Real torture occurs when someone is abused physically, not when they are abused mentally.

(5 points)

  • True

  • False

16.

Every act of torture is a crime under international law.

(5 points)

  • True

  • False

17.

According to international law, torture may be used only in times of war.

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  • True

  • False

18.

Disappeared” persons and prisoners of conscience are often subjected to torture.



(5 points)

  • True

  • False

19.

Torture is an effective tool for gathering information.

(5 points)

  • True

  • False

20.

There are no instances of torture in the United States.

(5 points)


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