You can help campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all

What’s happening?

People are being tortured in many countries around the world. It is particularly rife across the Asia-Pacific region, with China and North Korea among the worst offenders, but torture also takes place in countries such as Nigeria, the Philippines, Mexico and Egypt.

“Torture is abhorrent. It is barbaric and inhumane. It can never be justified. It is wrong, self-defeating and poisons the rule of law, replacing it with terror. No one is safe when governments allow its use.” – Amnesty International

What can we do?

June 26th is a day of global action for the survivors of torture. On this day, we can stand together with all those whose lives have been marked by torture. Survivors who have either been released from death row, or had charges dropped against them, by the hard work and campaigning of Amnesty International and its supporters.

“Amnesty activists, thank you for accompanying me in my fight for justice. You help me to have the strength to carry on.” – Claudia Medina, who survived torture in Mexico

Amnesty International’s campaign

On June 26th, you can join with Amnesty International to fight for other victims of torture.

“We speak out with survivors like Wafae and Oussama from Morocco, Dave from the Philippines, Yecenia from Mexico or Muhammad from Uzbekistan. All have had that most basic right – the right to live their lives free from torture – violated. All are claiming justice. They know that while their fight may not yet be over, it is a fight they are not taking on alone. We are with them and their families every step of the way.” – Amnesty International/Hannibal Hanschke

Supporting Amnesty International

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How you can help

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