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North's documentary details the lives of a group of Iraqi men who were victims of Saddam Hussein's regime. All suffered brutal punishment, such as amputation of a hand and other scarring, inflicted for what the regime called "crimes." Some changed foreign currency illegally, some were merely politically opposed to the Baath party.
This story focuses on Equatorial Guinea, a small country in West Africa. Equatorial Guinea is a country that benefits from oil wealth, but also experiences corruption and repression. The story also investigates the family of Equatorial Guinea's dictator, a very wealthy man who supposedly lives a lavish lifestyle while the rest of his country remains poor. According to some, the ruling family also tortures political prisoners.
Santa Fe Reporter does series on problems, including low worker morale and weak security, in the New Mexico prison system; special attention is given to investigation of the new head of the system, a former employee of the U.S. Office of Public Safety, which was linked to torture of political prisoners in various countries.