Friends, these ugly scenes demonstrate aspects of torture. Neither of them show lots of blood, broken limbs, torn flesh which is more usual when people are being tortured. The top one shows that even those supposed to be the guardians of human rights are not above torture. The bottom one shows a woman (her face hidden) held against her will by a group of soldiers, being assaulted, her privacy invaded, her dignity shattered.
In both cases, are they trying to find something out about the person's family, relatives or friends? Are they trying to force the person to admit to things they haven't done? Or are they just enjoying the power they have and allowing the evil and cruelty inside them to reign supreme?
Who knows what the outcome of these scenes of barbarity was? For the child, was it first degree burns? For the woman possibly rape at the least or forced circumcision, probably far worse. We'll never know.
Torture, whether in a field or in a cell or a specially constructed torture room, always involves a helpless victim, extreme brutality of one form or another inflicted by several people, horrendous pain, horror, screaming...
To find the above, I went through many photographs on Google Images (torture) which sickened me. I don't have a very high opinion of most of the human race at the best of times. It has suffered a further decline.
Torture reveals things about ourselves that most don't want to know about. But when torture is routinely being used now by people from so-called democracies (and they are happily packing people off to places which allow extreme torture) the writing is on the wall for all of us!
Torture must be banned! We can't afford to let more of the ugly genie out of our lamp!