There are many theories put forth by victims on why they are being tortured. The most popular is probably that victims are selected for being special in some way. Victims are chosen more because they fly under the radar than because they are high profile. The torture group doesn’t pick people to attack for what they do unless they are considering being diverse in victim selection.
They avoid the most powerful. Well they avoid powerful people period. They don’t torture people who have the experience in technology like the torture technology. They don’t pick victims because they hold any one political view, they got close to discovering the torture or the torture group or because they were given permission by others. Those are mistaken believes of victim desperately trying to make sense out of the irrational. Victims don’t start their torture being in a position of power or influence regardless of what they claim.
Victims can be from any background. The torture group tries not to pick the same victim twice. Remember the torture group is trying to hide their victims. It’s possible the torture group seeks out people most prone to being believed to be schizophrenic in some cases. Though the victims are random including in age range dissimilar to classic schizophrenia’s average age of onset.