ill-treatment ill-treatment


  • (n) cruel or inhumane treatment



  1. He recruited fighters by telling harrowing tales of his supposed ill-treatment in the cages of Guantanamo.
  2. The Philippine and Sri Lankan embassies in Kuwait City are constantly jammed with women complaining of ill-treatment at the hands of Kuwaiti employers.
  3. Many risk arrest and ill-treatment as illegal manual laborers, while women are often trafficked into the sex industry.



  1. "The ill-treatment to which they were subjected while held in the CIA program, either singly or in combination, constituted torture," Danner quoted the report as saying.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Mark Danner Source: Washington Post

  2. "Following months of diplomatic work we now have got reason to believe that we can get the necessary assurances from the countries to which we will return the deportees so that they will not be subject to torture or ill-treatment," Mr Clarke added.
    on Aug 11, 2005 By: Charles Clarke Source: Times Online

  3. In the statement, Khan added: "Arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, and torture and ill-treatment -- coupled with pervasive political violence undermine the prospect of free and fair elections planned in February."...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Irene Khan Source: The Daily Star

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