"Torture. More fun in the Philippines!" #StopTorture
Will it be suffocation or beatings, waterboarding or electric shocks - the Wheel of Torture decides.
Last year’s revelation that police in Laguna, Philippines were using a 'wheel of torture' to decide which torture techniques to use on prisoners shocked the world.
28 January 2015 marks the one year anniversary of when the 'Wheel of Torture' was first discovered during a routine visit by the Philippines Commission on Human Rights.
The ‘Wheel of torture’ was based on the popular 1980’s game show ‘Wheel of fortune’.
To mark the anniversary, we have produced a short film that is a satirical take on the show, recreating the exciting, family atmosphere but contestants spin the wheel of torture.
One contestant spins the wheel to try and win a lawyer, but ends up landing on Manny Pacman (this punishment is beatings, named after the famous boxer Manny Pacquiao and this was the term that appeared in the real Wheel of Torture)
In the Philippines, no-one arrested by the police is safe from torture
Torture has been a crime in the Philippines since 2009 but despite an increase in reports of torture by police, no-one has been brought to justice.
The Philippine National Police is one of the most understaffed forces in the world and corruption is rife.
NOTE : The concept "Torture. More fun in the Philippines" is based on the wording used by the Philippines Tourist Board stating that everything 'More fun in the Philippines'.