How far would you go to obtain information from a terrorist suspect? You are certain that the person knows the time and place a bomb is due to explode. You are sure it will be very soon and that there is the possibility of hundreds of casualties. Would you go as far to use the suspects’ child? For example, dangle the child over boiling water and burn various parts of the child’s body until the suspect provided the required information? Or perhaps that’s going to far and merely crushing the child’s testicles would suffice?
In the United Kingdom around 2000 children of asylum seekers a year are imprisoned without charge and without a time limit on their detention.