Catholic Nuns in Colombia accused of torturing 60 children in their care

Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, used Orwell's 1984 as a training manual for torture and degradation. Some Catholic nuns in Colombia apparently looked to psychopathic torturer Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid's Tale for child rearing lessons.

According to authorities, Sor Ines Perez and Rosa Elivra Trochez Joagui of the the Santa Clara Rebirth Home "repeatedly burned [the children] on their hands and had their heads shoved in toilets as a form of punishment," reports Newsweek.

Perez and Joaqui were charged with aggravated torture. They deny the charges.

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