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The science of torture

Headline Title:  The science of torture 25 June 2014 Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of torture.The stench of rotting flesh coming from the tiny, cramped cell overpowered him. This was the smell of torture.As soon he set one foot inside the small room at a police detention centre in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Forensic Doctor Duarte Vieira was shocked. He had never seen anything as bad – and he had seen plenty.Among the 45 men, women and children held in a space originally built for six people, he saw a man with a rotting bullet wound on his foot. And then another.…

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