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Torture in South Africa. Exploring torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment through the media.

CSVR Amanda Dissel, Steffen Jensen and Sandra Roberts, 2009

In the absence of official records, this report uses media reports to explore torture and CIDT in South Africa today. There are multiple methodological problems associated with such a method. While victims of alleged torture usually complain to official mechanisms, the media often provides a more immediate avenue of complaint, and it may become a prompt for official action

Updated September 15, 2009.