Five torture myths debunked
Torture is mainly used against terror suspects and during war
Amnesty International research shows that torture and other ill-treatment continue to be an issue in many countries facing real or perceived national security threats, including terrorism.
However, the focus on...
Time for President Aquino to tackle the Philippines’ dirty, open secret
This Monday, President Benigno Aquino delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address.
The address focused on the government’s achievements on good governance and the promise of a “righteous path”, or...
‘Nowhere in Gaza is safe’ – A snapshot of life under the bombs
Interview with a human rights fieldworker in Gaza
This morning as I brushed my teeth I could hear the familiar buzzing of a drone circling above our building. I ignored the...
Torture – An unnecessary evil
26 June 2014
As conflicts rage across the globe, torture is being deployed on an industrial scale. For five decades, Amnesty International has led the charge against the abuse worldwide -...