Table 3

Torture methods reported by the study participants

Rank

Torture method

No. of victims (%)


1

Being kicked

171 (23.8)

2

Other psychological torture

143 (19.9)

3

Being beaten or hit with a blunt object

94 (13.1)

4

Falanga (beating on the soles of the feet)

65 (9.0)

5

Threats to family, mock execution

46 (6.4)

6

Strangulation

43 (6.0)

7

Immersion in water or suffocation

34 (4.7)

8

Being blindfolded

30 (4.2)

9

Forced position

24 (3.3)

10

Needle pricking

23 (3.2)

11

Electric shock

16 (2.2)

12

Sexual harassment, molestation, rape or inserting blunt object into a genital organ and/or rectum

16 (2.2)

13

Other

13 (1.8)

14

Burn

6 (0.8)

Total

724


Wang et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:31   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-31

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