Author(s): J. Carey Jackson, MD

Date Authored: March 12, 2014

In this clip, while detention, confinement and beatings are mentioned, it is the constant threats and how these are used to create a climate of terror that is brought into focus. The disappearance of family members, murders, the disappearances in the night, threats of executions, and the witness of inhuman acts have a devastating life altering impact on the subject. Yet when given the opportunity to avoid the retelling she still wants to tell the story and have someone bear witness to her ordeal. It is very important to register the weight of secondary torture, especially if the object of the torture is a loved one or a child.