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30 years of UNCAT

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 9 December 2014 30 years of torture convention - states still failing on obligations On the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention against Torture, Amnesty International is calling upon states not to obstruct efforts...
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USA: Senate summary report on CIA torture

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 9 December 2014 USA: Senate summary report on CIA detention programme must not be end of story SPOKESPEOPLE AVAILABLE A Senate committee report summary detailing torture methods used as part of a secret US detention and interrogation programme is...
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New report exposes culture of impunity within Philippine police force

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Embargoed for 0400 GMT 4 December 2014 New report exposes culture of impunity within Philippine police force A pervasive culture of impunity is allowing torture by police to go unchecked in the Philippines, Amnesty International’s latest report, Above...
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No one is safe from Torture – Amnesty International billboards exposé

Amnesty International Philippines Press Statement 26 November 2014 No one is safe from Torture - Amnesty International billboards expose Philippine’s dirty open secret. Amnesty International Philippines unveiled billboards in three different sites today with strong messages about torture saying that ‘the...
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5 years later, no convictions under ATL

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

PRESS RELEASE

    10 November 2014

Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law

    Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five...
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Two years on, Laos activist still missing

In August 2005, in front of an audience in Manila, Lao development worker Sombath Somphone received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership. Known as Asia’s Nobel Prize, it showed that...

The Philippines has a dark, open secret

When a man’s severed head turns up in Manila Bay with three gunshots through the cranium, one would reasonably expect the authorities to fast-track the investigation of such a grisly...

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