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

Survivors of police torture in Chicago
Survivors of police torture have been waiting far too long! Sign the petition to tell the Chicago City Council to pass the Reparations Ordinance for the Chicago Police Torture Survivors.
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.
Release the full Senate report on CIA torture
Help make sure the CIA never uses torture again. Call on President Obama to release the full Senate report on CIA torture and ensure that the CIA does not alone decide what is made public.
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 survivor Alfreda Disbarro, Philippines
Urge the government of the Philippines to carry out full and impartial investigations into allegations of torture, including those made by Alfreda Disbarro against local police.
Moses Akatugba - sentenced to death, Nigeria
Call on Nigerian authorities to address the case of Moses Akatugba and implement safeguards against torture, including by allowing human rights monitors access to prisons.
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.
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.

 

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Demand Accountability for Torture Updates
Blog
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
Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement today in response to the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling to allow former Chicago police commander Jon...
Report

Amnesty International calls for the full report to be declassified as a matter of priority –with redactions only where strictly necessary– and any information that pertains to human rights violatio...

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