Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. In a shocking video widely circulated on social media, three suspected separatist fighters in Muyuka, South-West region, beat and drag a year-old woman, identified as Confort Tumassang by the government, over the ground with her hands tied behind her back on August She begs for mercy before she is beheaded, her body left in the street. The mother-of-four is just the latest casualty in brutal attacks against civilians committed by separatist groups across the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon — some of them similarly captured on video.
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The strappado , also known as corda ,  is a form of torture wherein the victim's hands are tied behind their back and suspended by a rope attached to the wrists, typically resulting in dislocated shoulders. Other names for strappado include "reverse hanging" and "Palestinian hanging" despite there being no reported evidence by human rights monitors of its use by Palestinians, or against Palestinians    and il tormento della corda. John at the Castellania in Valletta , Malta. The proper strappado causes permanent visible damage. Pain and resistance are different from person to person, generally due to the weight of the person or the weight attached. There are three variants of this torture. In the first, victims have their arms tied behind their backs; a large rope is then tied to the wrists and passed over a pulley , beam , or a hook on the roof.