Rehabilitation: A Priority Need for Torture Victims

"An act of torture causes severe pain or suffering either physically or mentally on the victim. The aim of any torturer is to break the victim and this also leads to the destruction of the identity of the victim and the breaking of their personality. Torture always creates continuing after-effects in the victim’s life, often scarring them physically or mentally for life. Once broken, a victim will need to undergo rehabilitation in order to regain his or her life, dignity and self-worth."