prolonged interrogation

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Noun1.prolonged interrogation - a form of psychological torture inflicted by questioning the victim for hours
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
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Three weeks later, he appeared before CBI sleuths and now has been taken into custody after a prolonged interrogation.
Chen kissed the red frame of the apparatus after his routine and waved the "number one" finger at television cameras, but walked out of the arena as runner-up for a prolonged interrogation by a large throng of Chinese reporters.
It could have been a way to harass him or maybe they (the CBI) thought a prolonged interrogation might lead on to some findings," he added.
The results of prolonged interrogation and imprisonment without legal counsel include false confessions as well as physical and psychological abuse and other human rights violations.

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