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Testimony of torture survivor Sheila Cassidy

Title
Testimony of torture survivor Sheila Cassidy
Genre
Speech
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1975
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Duration
00:03:16
Description
Testimony of doctor Sheila Cassidy, who was held and tortured in the Tres Alamos and Cuatro Alamos prison camps in Chile after treating a political opponent of the regime. She speaks of her misgivings about giving evidence, and her decision that she must. She talks about her own experience of electrical torture and the torture methods used against other women.
Contributors
Sheila Cassidy
Keywords
Political prisoners; Human rights violations; Medical ethics; Women; Imprisonment; Concentration camps; Torture; Chile; Doctors; Sheila Cassidy

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