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Torture

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.

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Five wins in the fight against torture

People power is behind the success of all our work and we’d like to share with you some of the top recent successes that we’ve achieved together in our fight to stop torture globally.

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Video: Stop torture now

Watch this short campaign film which provides a powerful glimpse into the grim reality of torture.

Pardoned Nigerian torture victim, Moses Akatugba. © Private

Good news: Nigerian torture survivor Moses Akatugba officially pardoned

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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