Water Torture

Water torture encompasses a variety of techniques of torture using water.

Read more about Water TortureForced Ingestion, Fear of Drowning, Dripping Water, Dunking, Other Forms of Water Torture, Other

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Doug Henning - Career
... that he would reproduce live Harry Houdini's famous and highly dangerous water torture escape — for the first time since Houdini performed it himself ... months reworking his stage act for TV and practicing the water torture escape act ... Henning successfully performed the water torture illusion, although he did not break Houdini's time record ...
Harry Houdini - Legacy
... death to be his failure to escape from the Chinese Water Torture Cell ... tour is over.") Houdini actually developed the Chinese Torture Cell trick fourteen years before he died and performed it numerous times ... before seen photo of Houdini performing his Water Torture Cell in 1920 was unearthed in Scotland and put on display at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the City of Stars Exhibition ...
Waterboarding - Legality - United States Law
... the United States has a historical record of regarding water torture as a war crime, and has prosecuted as war criminals individuals for the use of such practices in the past ... "did willfully and unlawfully mistreat and torture" prisoners of war ... The charges against Asano included "beating using hands, fists, club kicking water torture burning using cigarettes strapping on a stretcher head ...
Water Torture - Other
... Chinese Water Torture Cell Trial by drowning. ...

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