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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Torture History In 2004, the American Red Cross released a statementdescribing the torture tactics used on the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, saying prisoners were forced to listen to high volume music for hours on end to break their silence in interrogations Is it Illegal? Though there is much debate over the subject,music torture is illegal. it causes lasting physicaland psychological effects that can be irreversible.The United States outlaws any form of intentionalphysical or psychological damage to anotherhuman being. Therefore, yes, music used as describedabove is torture. Does This Treatment Still Go On? Yes, this form of torture still occurs every day. Thereare two known locations in which this treatmentoccurs: Guantanamo Bay and "The Disco", an American detention center located in Afghanistan. Why Does it Work? Music torture deprives the detainee ofsleep for days on end. This causes them to lose their inhibitions and eventuallytheir body functions start to slow down. They lose the ability to think clearly, holdtheir bowels, and keep their heart ratesteady. How Do Musicians Feel? How Music is Used As Musicians have expressed their deepdiscontent with this system since the reportby the American Red Cross in 2004. "Playing music for 72 hours just under ear-drum shattering volumes is torture. The factthat music I helped create is being used forcrimes against humanity sickens me." -Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
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