“At least once a day, Adam’s captors attached metal clamps to his fingers and toes. One of the men then cranked a handle on a machine to which the clamps were linked with wires, and sent powerful electric shocks through his body. If he managed not to scream, others would join in, beating him with wooden sticks or metal rods.” From The Guardian: Chechens tell of prison beatings and electric shocks in anti-gay purge. And like many of the world’s current atrocities, this one has a connection back to Vladamir Putin.