Since the outbreak of the conflict, Mwatana for Human Rights has documented hundreds of incidents of torture involving victims in various regions by all parties to the conflict in Yemen and has provided legal support to dozens of victims of torture. By "torture," we mean any act that results in severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, intentionally inflicted on a person in order to obtain from that person or a third person information or a confession, or to punish him or her for an act committed or suspected to have been committed, or to intimidate or coerce him or her or any third person. This can also include cases where such pain or suffering is inflicted on the basis of discrimination of any kind, or instigated, approved, or tolerated by an official or any person acting in an official capacity. However, this does not include pain or suffering arising only from lawful sanctions, or that which is incidental to these sanctions.