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Stuff of Life When Water is Torture

ID Number: 31829
Maker: Amnesty International
Technique: offset
Date Made: 2008
Place Made: United Kingdom
Measurements: 59.2 cm x 42 cm; 23 5/16 in x 16 9/16 in
Main Subject: Torture; Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
STUFF OF LIFE WHEN WATER IS TORTURE [Amnesty Logo] 'Water poured down my windpipe and throat and filled my lungs and stomach. The torrent was unimaginably choking. This is the sensation of drowning, on dry land, on a hot dry afternoon. Your humanity bursts from within you as you gag and choke. I tried very hard to will unconsciousness but no relief came.' Take action: Quote: Eric Lomax, on being waterboarded in a Japanese prison camp during World War II, in his memoir The Railway Man [published by Vintage] Picture: Still from Stuff of Life, Amnesty International film 2008

Acquisition Number: 2009-174

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