Styron, Rose
December 1973
New Republic;12/8/73, Vol. 169 Issue 23, p17
Focuses on the experiences of geologist Marcos Arruda and painter Marlene Soccas from being tortured while in prison in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Letter sent by Arruda to Pope John Paul II; Destruction of the paintings and belongings of the painter; Efforts of Amnesty International to gain, release, reduced sentence and better treatment for illegally held nonviolent prisoners of conscience; Claim that torture was practiced in Brazilian jails; Opinion of writer James Becket on the practice of torture in the world; Reference to the book "Outside the Walls," by Vasily Vassilikos; Discussion of the use of truth drugs and the sophisticated misuse of light and sound in the prisons.


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