Classified Ads Seek Torturers, Kidnappers, Abusers

Faux campaign running in actual newspapers


The most chilling aspect of these faux classified ads seeking torturers, kidnappers and abusers (via U.K.-based Freedom From Torture and Ogilvy & Mather) is how seamlessly business clichés and job-recruitment jargon mesh with detailed yet detached descriptions of inhuman behavior. One ad notes that "our ideal candidate is experienced in violence and inflicting extreme pain and suffering. Daily work will involve punching, kicking, slapping, whipping and prolonged constraint of movement. Familiarity with positional torture, including using suspension (wires and/or ropes) to stretch limbs apart is an advantage."

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