"Music Used As Torture Is Wrong"... Say Musicians
30th Jun 2008 | 09:02
MUSICIANS’ UNION DENOUNCES THE USE OF MUSIC IN TORTURE
The Musician's Union (MU) has publicly spoken out against the use of music in torture and is looking to gain international agreement on the issue.
The MU’s protest centres on the use of recorded music by United States (US) interrogators to break the will of their captives. The so-called ‘torture lite’ involves the incessant playing of high volume music to prisoners or those being interrogated, and is used to break a prisoner’s resistance through sleep deprivation and lyrics that prisoners would find culturally offensive.
Human Rights Organisation Amnesty International said that such tactics may constitute torture and that the practice could well be in breach of the Geneva Convention.
The MU did not go on to denounce the use of electric nipple clamps, bamboo spikes or small testicle vices, so we can all assume it's still OK to use those.