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  1. When you are directly under torture, it is quite difficult to do anything at all. Apparently, we are talking about forcing a person to agree to commit a crime after the torture, thus causing it to stop. It all depends on how much freedom a person needs to commit a crime. If you have to release it completely to do this, then nothing will work. It's easy for a person to promise to do something evil, and then just run away or report it to the authorities. If no release is required and the torture can be resumed at any time, then there is a chance of success. Some will agree to the villainy, and some will not. The probability depends on the person's beliefs. If he is religious, then the probability is lower. After all, from his point of view, villainy will doom his soul to hell. And this is eternal torture. Accordingly, he would prefer a finite time of torture, followed by death, rather than release from torture for a finite time of his life, after which endless torture awaits him.

    Hostages were invented to solve this problem. It is much easier to force a person to commit a crime if you torture not him, but people dear to him. At the same time, it is not necessary to restrict the freedom of the person himself. Thanks to the hostages, he will remain on the hook until he does what is required of him. Moreover, the probability of success is much higher in the case of religious people. After all, if they commit villainy not for their own sake, but for the sake of saving their loved ones,then the situation is not so clear. There is a good chance that God will consider all the circumstances and forgive. Thus, eternal torment in hell is no longer an alternative. The probability is 50/50. As they say, there is something to think about.

    But the most interesting thing is that the same scheme can be used for good deeds. Stephen King has a short story on this topic – “Quit Smoking Corporation”.

  2. there were people who died under torture but did not agree to some dirty things they did not even attach to them and died because they suffered because of some principles or an internal state of courage

  3. No. You can't make anyone do it. There are people who are willing to give their lives for their beliefs. I understand that such words may seem delusional in our time, but there are definitely such people. And they are not so few.

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