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Breaking the silence: spreading news and information on torture around the world
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26 June 2012: Victims' rights must be centre stage in global fight against torture / June 26, 2012 / Urgent Interventions / Urgent campaigns / OMCT

26 June 2012: Victims' rights must be centre stage in global fight against torture / June 26, 2012 / Urgent Interventions / Urgent campaigns / OMCT | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

WORLD ORGANISATION AGAINS TORTURE (OMCT)

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June 26th - Day in Support of Victims of Torture | Freedom from Torture

June 26th - Day in Support of Victims of Torture | Freedom from Torture | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

Hear from survivors of torture about what rehabilitation has meant for them

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If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell

If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
His physical exam was always completely normal, save for some scars on his back and thighs, surely from his construction job. Basic lab tests showed nothing abnormal. I just couldn't put it together. What was I missing?
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Pass bill against torture, NHRC tells NASS

Pass bill against torture, NHRC tells NASS | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

The National Human Rights Commission has urged the National Assembly to pass into law the bill to domesticate the convention against torture, inhuman and degrading treatment before it.

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Capital News » Police torture rampant in Kenya – report

Capital News » Police torture rampant in Kenya – report | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 26 – Close to 60 percent of tortures in Kenya happen in the hands of police officers, according to a report by human rights group the Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU).
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Ministry: 70 prisoners killed in Israeli prisons since 1967 | Maan News Agency

Ministry: 70 prisoners killed in Israeli prisons since 1967 | Maan News Agency | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Seventy Palestinians have been killed in Israeli jails since 1967, the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Detainee Affairs said Tuesday.

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Anti-torture Committee publishes report on visit to Tilburg Prison

Anti-torture Committee publishes report on visit to Tilburg Prison | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

In application of an Interstate Convention from October 2009, the Dutch authorities make available to Belgium the premises of Tilburg Prison and its staff

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ATA-Pakistan demands for proper legislation and other effective actions against Torture

LAHORE: 26 June 2012: Torture in custody is a serious problem affecting the rule of law, used as the most common means to obtain confessional statements in Pakistan.

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A Day to Support Victims of Torture in Health Care | Open Society Foundations

A Day to Support Victims of Torture in Health Care | Open Society Foundations | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

"This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable.”

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The White House's blemished record of disclosure on Bush-era torture

The White House's blemished record of disclosure on Bush-era torture | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Alexander Abdo: Since publishing the 'torture memos', the Obama adminstration has obfuscated far too much about CIA interrogation techniques...
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Mock trial calls for prosecution of people involved in torture - Bangladesh

Mock trial calls for prosecution of people involved in torture  - Bangladesh | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

A mock trial called Tribunal against Torture on Tuesday called for prosecution of law enforcement agencies members for their involvement in secret killings, enforced disappearances and torture in custody as such crimes amount to the breach of the constitution.

 

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Syrian prisoners left to die in military hospital 'dark rooms' - Telegraph

Syrian prisoners left to die in military hospital 'dark rooms'  - Telegraph | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Syrian prisoners were left to die in military hospital 'dark rooms', while others were drugged to stop them speaking with international observers, a defecting military doctor has told The Daily Telegraph.
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The Himalayan Times : Criminalise torture‚ Rights activists urge - Detail News : Nepal News Portal

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar said the government is committed to implementing the UN International Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) to...
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Nothing Justifies This

Nothing Justifies This | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Torture is immoral, illegal and a crime. We can't let it become a permanent part of the American narrative.
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allAfrica.com: Egypt: Alexandria Criminal Court Sentenced the Criminals of Sayed Belal

On June 21, 2012, Alexandria Criminal Court's session, headed by Judge Mostafa Terana, gave life sentences to the police officers Hussam Ibrahim Mohamed Reda Al Shinnawy, Osama Mahmoud Abdel Moniem Al Konaisy, Ahmed Mostafa Kamel and Mahmoud Abdel Alim Mahmoud Ali. All the above mentioned persons did not attend the court session.

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Fighting Torture More Than One Day a Year | Caring for Survivors of Torture

Fighting Torture More Than One Day a Year | Caring for Survivors of Torture | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
It Doesn't Stop After June 26th Today was the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
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Anti-Torture Day: India's record on torture continues to be grim

Anti-Torture Day: India's record on torture continues to be grim | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Custodial torture continues to be reported at regular interval in India. The government failed to enact the anti-torture law so far. As a result, torture is not regarded as a crime and continues to be part and parcel of law enforcement.
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TODAY: ACCESS to Host Torture Awareness Event

TODAY: ACCESS to Host Torture Awareness Event | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Together Against Torture will feature artwork and information in support of those who have been victims of torture.
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Torturers evade justice under PNoy's watch - AI

Amnesty International notes that the suspects in the first case filed under the Anti-Torture Act remain at large...
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Two cases of torture registered in past 12 months | Vesti | Tanjug

Two cases of torture registered in past 12 months | Vesti | Tanjug | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
There is no systematic torture in Serbia, and the past 12 months saw two cases of torture - in Smederevo Police Station and the Pozarevac prison, it was said Tuesday at a meeting held on the occasion of the UN International Day in Support of Victims...
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Asylum seekers traumatised by torture face difficulties settling in France

Asylum seekers traumatised by torture face difficulties settling in France | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
June 26th, is the day the United Nations has chosen to recognize survivors of torture.
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Khurshid gives no time-frame for tabling anti-torture bill

Khurshid gives no time-frame for tabling...He attributed the delay in the finalisation and ta...Khurshid said the bill that was cleared by the sel..."I wish I knew when and on which desk it was ...He delivered the keynote address at the event join...
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ACLU Statement on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

ACLU Statement on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
In 1988, the United States signed the Convention Against Torture, a historic treaty in which nations agreed to end torture, investigate and punish perpetrators, and provide redress to victims. When President Reagan signed the Convention on...
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Canada Could Do More to Stand Up for Torture Victims

Canada Could Do More to Stand Up for Torture Victims | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
June 26 is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture -- a day that requires reckoning. Canada itself does not torture and speaks out against torture -- this is good.
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

Twenty-five years since the entry into force of the Convention against Torture, this cruel and dehumanizing practice remains pervasive.

 

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