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John W. Schiemann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190262365

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.001.0001

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Torturing Innocents, Resisting Torture

Torturing Innocents, Resisting Torture

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Does Torture Work?

John W. Schiemann

Oxford University Press

The two equilibria discussed in this chapter also occur under both types of questioning. In the no information, torture equilibrium, no Detainee type provides information (which can mean providing false information) and the Interrogator tortures as a result. In the no information, no torture equilibrium, once again no Detainee type provides information (which can again mean providing false information), but the Interrogator does not torture because she believes no or false information signals an Innocent Detainee. Following the parameter space illustrations and discussion of the equilibria’s formal properties, the chapter provides two case studies. The first is Khaled El-Masri an innocent German citizen kidnapped and tortured by the CIA and the second is the extraordinarily resistant Henri Alleg, a newspaper editor tortured by French paratroopers in Algeria during the Battle of Algiers.

Keywords:   no information, false information, Khaled El-Masri, Germany, CIA, Henri Alleg, France, Algeria, Battle of Algiers

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