Category Archives: Torture and Ill-treatment

Peña Nieto must commit to tackle torture

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. Judging by some international headlines, you might think that things are looking up for Mexico. Its President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has said he is on the road to transforming and modernizing the country. … Continue reading

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Torture – An unnecessary evil

By Emily Nevins, Director of Amnesty International’s Campaigns Programme As conflicts rage across the globe, torture is being deployed on an industrial scale. For five decades, Amnesty International has led the charge against the abuse worldwide – now we’re ramping … Continue reading

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Taking torture personally

How do you support someone who has been tortured? That’s what this issue of WIRE explores, to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June. We speak to Farida Aarrass about why she will never give … Continue reading

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Stop Torture: ‘We don’t feel alone.’

Ali Aarrass was tortured in a secret Moroccan prison before being jailed for terrorism for 12 years. His sister Farida tells us how much international support means to their family’s fight for justice. People have enormous capacity for suffering – … Continue reading

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Egypt’s dirty secret – searching for the prison that no one dares name

By Haitham Ghoniem, Egyptian human rights activist and researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms It was in the first week of this April, before noon prayers, when the doorbell rang. My mother saw a muscular man dressed … Continue reading

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