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Torture violates the Biblical right of the accused to remain silent. This law is implied in Num. 35:30; Deut. 17:6; 19:15 and is explicitly affirmed by Christ’s silence in Mark 15:3-5; Matt. 27:14. The prosecution had the responsibility of bringing witnesses and that the accused did not.
 - Phillip Kayser, Torture: A Biblical Critique, p. 18, http://biblicalblueprints.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Torture.pdf.