Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture


June 26 is UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Torture is prohibited in the Philippines, yet it is still widespread. Despite the passing of Anti-Torture Act of 2009, which lays out criminal penalties to the perpetrators of torture and other ill-treatments, no single individual has ever been convicted.

Several cases of torture and impunity have been documented in our country. Read the summary of Amnesty International about the torture situation in the Philippines. Article available at http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA35/002/2014/en

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