White torture is all too familiar for Amir Abbas Fakhravar, who is said to be the first person to be tortured this way by the Iranian government. According to Amnesty International, “the cells had no windows, and everything was entirely colored creamy white. The meal was white rice on a white paper plate. If he wanted to use the toilet, he had to put a white slip of paper under the door of the cell to alert guards who reportedly had footwear designed to muffle any sound. Fakhravar was forbidden to talk to anyone.”
Ebrahim Nabavi, another journalist who was given the treatment said the worst part of the white torture is never being “free” even after being released.
There are many cases that the victim of this kind of torture suffer trauma. Many of them became afraid of seeing the color white. It is truly strange, horrifying and frightening that torture methods like this are invented by men to inflict suffering to other men. It may seem sound a bit odd that even a color could make someone go insane.