The accused is treated as innocent until proven guilty (Deut. 25:1-2; Is. 43:9; Imp. Deut. 17:6; Acts 16:37; 23:3). This was one of the gross violations of the law that occurred at the trial of Jesus. He was mocked and beaten prior to trial (Luke 22:63- 65). But modern torture of captured “suspects” is a similar violation of the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.”
- Phillip Kayser, Torture: A Biblical Critique, p. 18, http://biblicalblueprints.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Torture.pdf.