Administrative human rights abusers during 1950-1975

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The countries in this category routinely tortured their citizens on "an administrative basis" or "as an essential mode of governance" during 1950-1975, according to the Amnesty International definition of those terms.

Based on the sources below, the countries outside the US sphere of influence (during 1950-1975) that practiced torture on an administrative basis were:


  • "The Washington Connection and Third World Facism" volume 1 of "The Political Economy of Human Rights" by Noam Chomsky and Edward S Herman ISBN 0896080900 vol1 vol2
  • "military aid 1945-1975", from A.I.D.'s US overseas loans and grants and assistance from international organisations 1976 edition
  • "client military trained in US 1950-1975" from The Pentagon's Proteges, US Training Programs for Foreign Military Personnel
  • NACLA's Latin America & Empire Report January 1976, p28
  • Michael T. Klare's Supplying Repression, Field Foundation, December 1977, pp 20-21
  • Amnesty International report on torture 1975
    • Other AI reports on specific countries