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.
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 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
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
London Marathon runner Dr David Nicholl is in Washington to demand President Obama delivers on his promise to close Guantánamo – including by sending home former British resident Shaker Aamer, who was...

Sandara Farouq Kadouda was released on 15 April. She had been abducted on 12 April by a group of men in civilian clothes, believed to belong to the National Intelligence Security Service (NISS)....


The U.S., Germany, and other European Union countries’ continuing ‘blind-spot’ to endemic torture in Uzbekistan ensures that appalling abuses will continue unabated, said Amnesty International.

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