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Torture in Russia: ‘Torture is a traditional component of “proof”’

Headline Title:  Torture in Russia: ‘Torture is a traditional component of “proof”’ 27 June 2013 Rasul Kudaev’s photos from before and after he was held in police detention in Russia are so different from each other, he hardly looks like the same person.That’s what happened to him after being tortured to confess to a crime he says he didn't commit.In October 2005, Rasul was arrested on suspicion of participating in terrorist attacks on government installations in Nalchik, capital city of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in the North Caucasus region of Russia.But Rasul was already…

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