On Coercion and Torture
In the case that it is clearly determined publicly by a court that
an individual holds knowledge about the deployment of an agent
directed, or a device arranged, to kill or effect serious physical
injury upon one or more people, sufficient to allow the agent to be
arrested or the device to be disabled before he/it causes harm, and
provided that said individual is an accomplice in the deployment of
said agent/device, any and all techniques of coercion and torture can
be employed in an attempt to force him to reveal the information,
provided no more force is used than necessary and no persisting
physical injury or disfigurement is effected. Before pain-causing
methods can be used, a psychoactive application enhancing honesty and
compliance must be earnestly attempted.
Under no other circumstances are such practices permissable or
In the case that torture is used, one of the state employees who
advocates or approves the use of torture must undergo the same
procedure, and the veracity of the given justification for use of
torture must be thereby confirmed. This employee is to be chosen at
random from among the advocating and approving employees.
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