Category Archives: Torture and Ill-treatment

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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Thirty Years of Broken Promises

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. I was 23 when the United Nations adopted the Convention Against Torture in December 1984, and the event seemed a world away from my home in Bangalore. India was in deep turmoil. … Continue reading

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A world free from torture: Imagine that.

We have that world clearly in our sights. Amnesty has campaigned to stop torture for over 50 years, and we are not giving up. Because torture is never, ever justified. It is barbaric and inhumane. As our timeline on pages … Continue reading

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