Torture in the 21st Century

Torture is practised worldwide, often in the face of official denial. John Sweeney, previous winner of an Amnesty award for a Radio 4 documentary on torture, investigates its current extent, variety, and motivation - asking where and why? Can there be justification for torture? Does it ever reveal the truth and how much is state-licensed sadism?

Monday 30 July 2012 at 11.00am
Reporter John Sweeney
Producer David Coomes
Researcher Dougal Patmore