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Finger clamp

Souadou’s fingers are often clamped between two sticks, a frequently-used instrument of torture.

This, her grandmother explains, will stem her urge to vomit by distracting her with some local pain.

Officially, force-feeding is said to have disappeared after government health campaigns pronounced it wrong, but the message has yet to reach some remote areas of Mauritania.

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