With torture on the rise in Mexico, it remains one of our top five priority countries in the fight against it.
Together we took thousands of actions to demand justice for torture survivors including, Claudia Medina.
We’re happy to report that all charges against Claudia have been dropped. In 2012 Claudia was tortured into a false confession that led to her criminal conviction. Today she’s free because of your contribution.
There is now also promising progress towards an Anti-Torture law to prevent such abuse in the first place.
While torture remains rife in Mexico, we’ll continue to put a stop to arbitrary detentions and torture throughout the country.
At the age of 16, Moses was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death for allegedly stealing three phones. Almost 50,000 supporters took action in Australia alone and through intense pressure Moses is now safe and free.
Also one of our major aims was achieved with the passing of the Anti-Torture Bill.
The Nigerian police also released a Human Rights Practice Manual to turn around the systematic use of torture by police.
We‘ll continue to work towards law reform until torture is eliminated in Nigeria.
Over 200,000 signatures were gathered worldwide calling on Uzbekistan to release torture survivor, Dilorom Abdukadirova.
The former Australian resident was imprisoned and tortured for her participation in peaceful economic protests.
Your contribution helped raise global awareness and pushed nations with economic ties with Uzbekistan to step up their pressure on the nation to stop the use of torture.
We’re continuing to call on influential countries to urge Uzbekistan to respect fundamental freedoms.
Since 2014 you’ve taken over two million actions around the world. Together we’ve exposed governments, insisted on reforms and demanded the accountability of abusers. At the heart of our work is supporting torture survivors and their families to achieve justice.
Without your continued support none of this would be possible. We aspire to a world free of torture. Shockingly, some countries still use torture routinely, but our global movement of millions will continue to stand between torturers and the tortured.
As we wrap up this chapter of our anti-torture work, we’d like to say a huge thank you for your help in achieving some incredible wins.
There’s still a long road ahead in the fight against torture. We look forward to your continued support in the next chapter of our work.