It is not clear how many women were branded or which Nxivm officials were aware of the practice. A copy of a text message Mr. Raniere sent to a female follower indicates that he knew women were being branded and that the symbol’s design incorporated his initials.
Last March, five women gathered in a home near here to enter a secret sisterhood they were told was created to empower women.
To gain admission, they were required to give their recruiter — or “master,” as she was called — naked photographs or other compromising material and were warned that such “collateral” might be publicly released if the group’s existence were disclosed.
The women, in their 30s and 40s, belonged to a self-help organization called Nxivm, which is based in Albany and has chapters across the country, Canada and Mexico.
Sarah Edmondson, one of the participants, said she had been told she would get a small tattoo as part of the initiation. But she was not prepared for what came next.
Each woman was told to undress and lie on a massage table, while three others restrained her legs and shoulders. According to one of them, their “master,” a top Nxivm official named Lauren Salzman, instructed them to say: “Master, please brand me, it would be an honor.”
4 in police custody after special-needs man kidnapped, tortured on Facebook Live.
A graphic video has emerged of a white special-needs man in Chicago apparently being kidnapped, beaten and tortured by black attackers who can be heard cursing white people and President-elect Donald Trump.
The footage was streamed Tuesday on Facebook Live by a woman identified on the social media platform as “Brittany Herring.”
A white man – reportedly a special-needs person who was reported missing from a suburb – can be seen slumped against a corner on the floor of a room.
He is tied up and has tape binding his mouth.
“F–k Donald Trump, nigga! F–k white people, boy! F–k white people, boy!” one attacker shouts as he kicks the man.
The assailants laugh about their attack being reported to the police after a Facebook user warns them that they will be arrested.
When another Facebook commenter tells them their torture isn’t funny, they mock her and claim it is.
CBS Chicago reported that the victim’s clothes were slashed, he was “peppered with cigarette ashes, and then his hair cut with a knife until his scalp bled.”
Posted onJuly 26, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Thousands of Turkish soldiers ‘RAPED and STARVED’ as punishment for failed Turkey coup
Thousands of Turkish soldiers are being raped, starved and left without water, according to Amnesty International.
The human rights group said it has “credible evidence” that around 10,000 Turkish soldiers face the severe punishments for their part of the failed military coup against president Erdogan.
Victims are being held in makeshift cells, such as stables and sports halls, and are being tortured and held in stress positions for 48 hours, the group said.
“The grim details that we have documented are just a snapshot of the abuses that might be happening in places of detention.”
A lawyer working at the Caglayan Courthouse in Istanbul said she saw a detainee attempting to jump out of a sixth floor window and another banging his head against a wall.
The non-profit organisation has asked for access to prisoners who have been rounded up and arrested in the wake of the failed coup.
Dalhuisen said: “It is absolutely imperative that the Turkish authorities halt these abhorrent practices and allow international monitors to visit all these detainees in the places they are being held.”
“Reports of abuse including beatings and rape in detention are extremely alarming, especially given the scale of detentions that we have seen in the past week.”
Posted onJuly 16, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on France ‘Suppressed Reports of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre
Elsewhere the investigator says women were sexually tortured, stabbed in the genitals, and their eyes were plucked out. People were decapitated.
A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not published online until this week, that the killers in the Bataclan appear to have tortured their victims on the second floor of the club.
The chief police witness in Parliament testified that on the night of the attacks, an investigating officer, tears streaming down his face, rushed out of the Bataclan and vomited in front of him just after seeing the disfigured bodies.
The 14-hour testimony about the November attacks took place March 21st.
According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers reportedly gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were reportedly stabbed in the genitals – and the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda. For that reason, medics did not release the bodies of torture victims to the families, investigators said.
Posted onMarch 16, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on WATCH: Trump Rusher Tommy DiMassimo’s Films Feature Torture Porn of Black People
Tommy DiMassimo—the flag-desecrating young man from Ohio whose attempt to get onstage with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was thwarted by the Secret Service Saturday—is also a budding filmmaker, whose work is posted on YouTube and often seems to involve images of black people being tortured.
Prior to his newly-found Trump fame, Mr. Dimassi,o was a child actor, according to his IMdB resume. His page features a professional-looking headshot of DiMassimo as a youngster and credits including two appearances in 2004 on the series Reno 911 as well as a 2008 credit on the Tyler Perry series House of Payne.
Like many young thespians, Mr. DiMassimo wanted to branch out into producing and directing later in life, prior to branching into Black Lives Matter activism.
Here are couple of Mr. DiMassimo’s own efforts.
Red, Black and Blue is a short film that DiMassimo both wrote and produced in addition to portraying the role of “Killer Cop.”
The movie seems to be about black people murdering police officers after being humiliated and tortured by them. The “teaser” for the film shows a number of young black men being first tortured by police and then engaging them in a firefight with automatic weapons. The teaser ends with the title “United, or Die.”
Posted onOctober 10, 2015byifnm|Comments Off on Medellin gangs use ‘horror houses’ to torture and dismember victims
Colombia has for years suffered at the hands of leftist guerrillas, extreme right-wing paramilitary killers and a rise of neo-paramilitary groups that emerged after the demobilization of paramilitary groups between 2003-2006. These criminal organizations specialize in extortion, kidnapping, drug trafficking and gruesome killings.
The center of Medellin is home to “horror houses” used to torture and dismember, the city’s mayor admitted on Wednesday, exposing a bloody threat to society.
These sites where horrific acts of violence occur have of late been denounced by human rights organization amid the appearance of dismembered bodies in city, however the city’s officials previously denied the connection, until now.
“There are places where people are dismembered. When they kill a person and dismember them, it sends a message to society and members of the structures in charge. Without a doubt, there are places where people are dismembered,” said Deputy Mayor for Governance and Security of Medellin, Luis Fernando Suarez.
Four dismembered bodies were discovered in September bound in plastic bags with colored ribbons are now thought to be connected to these slaughter-houses, the handiwork of deadly gangs characterized by such practice.
Luis Fernando Quijano, leader of Human Rights for Medellin said “There are scores settled and obviously actions on the part of the terrorists to silence the people under a cloak of terror.” Additionally connecting bodies discovered in May and June, “bagged, tied, tortured”.
Posted onMay 4, 2015byifnm|Comments Off on Fidel Castro’s double life revealed: Former bodyguard claims Cuban dictator directed cocaine trafficking operations ‘like a real godfather’ and interfered in officials’ trials
Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book. Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations ‘like a real godfather’. Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials. He then ‘made other officials watch a video of one of men’s executions’. Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro’s ‘corrupt’ practices. Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country.
Revelations: Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
He spent 17 years in close proximity to Fidel Castro as one of his bodyguards.
Now, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez has revealed the Cuban dictator’s ‘double life’ in a new tell-all book.
The 66-year-old – who was eventually imprisoned and tortured in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro’s ‘corrupt’ practices – discloses countless state secrets in his expose.
He tells of how Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations ‘like a real godfather’, presided over the trials of two government officials and then forced him to watch one of the men’s executions.
And he speaks of how he came to the realization that ‘the man for whom I had long sacrificed my life… and who counted more in my eyes than my own family’ was leading a ‘corrupt’ secret life.
Sanchez, who lost more than 30 kilograms during his time in prison, escaped from his tiny isolation cell in 2008. He headed to Mexico by boat, crossed the Texas border and finally settled in Miami.
Posted onDecember 19, 2014byifnm|Comments Off on Are Drone Strikes More Defensible Than Torture? by Victor Davis Hanson
How is assassinating a suspected terrorist – and anyone unfortunate enough to be in his general vicinity – with a drone missile morally or legally different from waterboarding a confessed terrorist at Guantanamo Bay? At least the waterboarded suspect survives the ordeal.
There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President Barack Obama’s policy of targeted drone assassinations.
Since 2004, drones have killed an estimated 2,400 to 3,888 individuals in Pakistan alone, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. An estimated 345 to 553 individuals in Yemen have been killed in drone strikes over the same period. The BIJ reports that the Obama administration has “markedly stepped up the use of drones. Since Obama’s inauguration in 2009, the CIA has launched 330 strikes on Pakistan – his predecessor, President George Bush, conducted 51 strikes in four years.”
On some occasions, drones blew up women and children in the target area. According to the BIJ, casualties of the drone strikes include 480 to 1,042 civilians in Pakistan and Yemen.
Posted onNovember 9, 2014byifnm|Comments Off on Venezuela Accused Before UN of More Than 5,000 Acts of Torture
On Thursday and Friday, the socialist government of Venezuela stood before the United Nations Committee Against Torture to answer for more than 5,000 complaints of human rights violations over the last decade—3,000 of which occurred in 2014.
El Universal, Venezuela’s largest newspaper, reports that the committee criticized Venezuela’s representative for what appeared to be minimal actions taken to investigate or discuss instances in which state agents or proxies were accused of committing acts of torture. The UN’s official rapporteur on the matter, Jens Modvig, heavily questioned the nation’s representative:
There are allegations that during the February disturbances there were over 3,000 detentions, and that those people were stripped naked, threatened with raping, they were not allowed to receive medical care or to call a lawyer or their family, plus other allegations of torture. What measures were applied to prevent torture?
José Vicente Rangel Avalos the Venezuelan vice-minister of Interior Policy and Citizen’s Security offered few answers, except for insisting that Venezuela “respects the human rights of all.” Avalos also did not directly answer questions about the use of political appointees and assorted affiliates of the Socialist Bolivarian Party in the judiciary, which UN officials described as a significant warning sign that Venezuela lacked free and fair judges. The committee also questioned the designation of political appointments to that nation’s Human Rights Committee, established in April in response to complaints from citizens that police and affiliated gangs were attacking unarmed student protesters.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart