A rare case of conviction for torture

In the Chinese torture case reported earlier on this site, six Communist Party officials have been sentenced to jail, according to BBC and other news media. This is a rare case of conviction for torture, although torture has happened in many countries, and even more countries have been complicit in sending people to torture or hosting secret prisons used for this. The wide-spread secrecy and impunity surrounding torture is one of the main reasons why torture can continue.