Stop Torture Campaign

Everybody in the world has the right to live free from torture. Torture is never, ever justified. It is illegal, barbaric and inhumane. Torture is banned under International law, but despite this global ban, in countries all over the world - including in the U.S. - people just like you are tortured. Together we can stop it. Read more »


Priority Cases

Stop Torture in the Philippines
The use of torture in the Philippines, especially during police interrogations of detainees, continues to rise. But together we can stop it.
Albert Woodfox, in solitary confinement for 4 decades
Albert Woodfox's conviction was overturned more than a year ago but the Louisiana authorities have kept him in solitary confinement in a cell the size of a parking space. This is where he has been for the last 4 decades.
Shaker Aamer, Guantanamo Bay detainee
There is no excuse to deny human rights any longer. Charge and fairly try, or release, Shaker Aamer and all other Guantanamo detainees.
Demand Accountability for Torture
New report makes it clear that the US government used torture. No circumstances whatsoever can justify the use of torture. Torture is a crime. Demand accountability and bring those responsible for crimes to justice!
Prisoner of Conscience Dilorom Abdukadirova, Uzbekistan
Dilorom Abdukadirova is a prisoner of conscience in Uzbekistan, convicted for peacefully attending a protest. She must be released and her allegations of torture must be investigated.
Torture is out of control in Mexico. Implement the Istanbul Protocol.
Adequate forensic medical examinations are needed to help survivors back up their allegations. They are key to combatting impunity for torture.
Torture survivor Claudia Medina Tamariz, Mexico
Take action to stop torture in Mexico. We are calling for allegations of torture by Claudia Medina Tamariz and others to be investigated and prosecuted in line with human rights standards.
Justice for Ali Aarrass, Morocco
We can help end torture in Morocco. Call for justice for torture survivors, including Ali Aarrass, and demand institutional safeguards to ensure no one is tortured again.


Demand Accountability for Torture Updates
Mexican authorities have been dismissive if not dishonest in responding to the horrific spike of torture and ill-treatment. But the solution is also real and present.
Press Release
The confirmation of the use of torture by Indonesia’s security forces by Indonesia’s chief of police is an unprecedented turnaround after more than a decade of stubborn denial of this practice, said A...

Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. The investigation into his torture allegations has been closed. He is living outside Bahrain.


Based on years of research and analysis of evidence - including leaked military reports and correspondence, as well as interviews with more than 400 victims, eyewitnesses and senior members of the...