Inge Genefke


Inge Genefke born Copenhagen, Denmark July 6, 1938. Danish doctor; rehabilitater of torture victims; won Right Livelihood Award, 1988.


"The most essential purpose of torture is not to gather information and evidence, no, the most essential purpose is the most evil in the world: to break down a personality, to destroy an identity, you could call it: to kill a soul. And to use it is worse than murder." (Right Livelihood Award acceptance speech, Dec. 9, 1988; photo Right Livelihood)