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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Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America's most enigmatic enemy.
When the accused, Sumit, was interrogated, he initially tried to give their well- planned heist the shape of a robbery committed by unknown persons but on prolonged interrogation, he gave in and confessed that he, along with Rohit and his brother Rahul, had conspired to misappropriate the Foreign Currency Cash.
But precedents like Berghuis encourage law enforcement "to question a suspect at length--notwithstanding his persistent refusal to answer questions--in the hope of eventually obtaining a single inculpatory response which will suffice to prove waiver of rights." (118) The boundary that silence seeks to create is simply unsustainable in the face of prolonged interrogation.
But there is an important way in which the two concerns go to different aspects of prolonged interrogation. Where the concern is the sheer inhumanity of an interrogation, it matters a lot whether the interrogation is continuous or whether it includes respites for food, sleep, using the bathroom, and other forms of rest and personal care.
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.
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.
Two years ago, the Bush government released the confessions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in which--after prolonged interrogation using techniques even more advanced than those of the KGB--he admitted that he plotted to assassinate Pope John Paul II, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Pervez Musharraf.
Intense, prolonged interrogation assumes central importance....
* prolonged interrogation over an unreasonably extended period of time, (18) including interrogation of a duration that might not seem unreasonable in a vacuum, but becomes such when evaluated in the totality of the circumstances.
In the interrogation log of 'Detainee 063' Mohammed Al-Qatani, the alleged 20th 9/11 hijacker, medics were clearly present throughout his prolonged interrogation. The word doctor is mentioned no less than 45 times during November 2002-January 2003 alone.

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