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Not Alone. Never Forgotten

We are witnessing a global crisis on torture. Over the last five years, Amnesty International has reported on torture in 141 countries - three-quarters of the world.

For decades, Amnesty has exposed governments who torture. We have supported torture survivors to get justice. We also led international pressure that resulted in the UN Convention against Torture 30 years ago. Today, laws against torture are in place almost everywhere.

Yet you only have to glance at the news to know that laws alone are not enough. 

Torture is thriving because rather than respecting the law, many governments are either actively using torture or turning a blind eye.

AI Torture Timeline

We are building a powerful barrier between the torturer and the tortured. 

How? By insisting that lawyers are present during interrogations. That doctors are on hand to examine detainees. That confessions obtained by torture can’t be used as evidence in courts. That detainees are allowed to see their families. And by insisting that anyone who is involved in torture is brought to justice. 
We are positioning ourselves inside the very systems that are failing to protect people. 

 

Start here, start now, stop torture.

In countries such as the Philippines and Mexico, torture is widespread and routine in police stations. Amnesty International Malaysia will join sections from all over the world in applying "international pressure" on these two countries in seeking justice for one torture victim from each of these countries - Yecenia Armenta and Dave Enriquez.

 

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Yecenia was arrested and tortured to sign a confession for a crime she says she didn’t commit. Yecenia deserves to be free and to see her torturers brought to justice, as do so many other torture victims in Mexico. LEARN MORE about her case and please TAKE ACTION.

 

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Torture has been a crime in the Philippines since 2009 but despite an increase in reports of torture by police, no-one has been brought to justice. Dave’s story is no exception. LEARN MORE about his case and please TAKE ACTION.

 

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TAKE ACTION with us to urge the Malaysian government to ratify the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director's Message

Greetings, Human Rights Champions!

Firstly, I would like to wish each one of you a belated Happy 2017 and Gong Xi Fa Cai on behalf of the AI Malaysia crew. I hope you have had an amazing start to 2017! Thank you, also, for the continuous support you have given us throughout 2016.

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