Sunday, May 17, 2009

Going Medieval on an Auction

Or actually Renaissance, to be exact.

According to this L.A. Times story, a woman was moved by recent news stories on "enhanced interrogation techniques" to offer up for auction a collection she inherited, with part of the proceeds to go to Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

The collection: A set of 16th-century torture implements, designed to cause mayhem (in the traditional sense of the word) to various parts of prisoners' bodies. The collection, which will be sold as a set if possible, is estimated at more than $3 million in value; and it will be sold only to a buyer deemed morally worthy to take possession of these hellish devices without using them for their intended purpose.

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