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.
Torture is rife across the Asia-Pacific region, with China and North Korea among the worst offenders and a host of other governments betraying promises to stamp it out.
Watch this short campaign film which provides a powerful glimpse into the grim reality of torture.
Moses Akatugba, a Nigerian torture victim wrongfully sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16 years old, has been pardoned following intensive campaigning from Amnesty International supporters across the world.
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