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  • Morocco: Endemic torture used to incriminate suspects, gag dissent | Amnesty International Canada
    friendly country But as long as the threat of torture hangs over detention and dissent that image will just be a mirage said Salil Shetty Secretary General of Amnesty International Scratch at the surface and you will find torture being used to silence protest and torture tainted convictions in courts Whether you challenge inequality or stand up for what you believe you could be a target for violence and torture The report draws on 173 cases of alleged torture and other ill treatment of men women and children by police and security forces between 2010 and 2014 Torture victims include students political activists with left wing or Islamist affiliations and supporters of self determination for Western Sahara as well as people suspected of terrorism or ordinary crimes The report shows people at risk of torture from the moment of arrest and throughout police custody Too often courts turn a blind eye to complaints and hand down torture tainted convictions Some who dare to complain and seek justice are even prosecuted for slander and false reporting Impunity continues unabated in spite of the authorities pledges to uphold human rights Tortured in detention forced to confess The report documents brutal torture techniques security forces use on detainees in custody such as stress positions like the roast chicken suspending detainees from an iron bar by their wrists and knees Mohamed Ali Saidi 27 was one of several Sahrawis who reported that police tortured him in custody after arresting him in relation to protests in Laayoune Western Sahara days earlier in May 2013 He told Amnesty International They threatened to rape me with a bottle they brought the bottle in front of me It was a glass bottle of Pom s popular Moroccan soft drink They whipped the soles of my feet with ropes while I was suspended in the roast chicken position and they also dipped our feet in iced water While I was suspended in the roast chicken position they put a towel in my mouth and choked me by pouring water up my nose Then they poured urine Then they took my clothes off except my underwear and whipped me on the thighs with belts French Algerian national Abdelaziz Redaouia 34 said officers tortured him for refusing to sign an interrogation report incriminating him in drugs offences after his arrest in December 2013 I refused to sign the interrogation report so they hit me again They hooked a handcuff inside my cheek and yanked at it like they were going to pierce my skin He said the officers forced his head under water used a car battery to give him electric shocks on his genitals and beat the soles of his feet while he was suspended Protesters and bystanders abused The report says security forces display a brazen sense of impunity beating protesters in plain sight to send a warning message to others It documents dozens of cases of police brutality against demonstrators and bystanders in broad daylight and in vehicles

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/news-releases/morocco-endemic-torture-used-to-incriminate-suspects-gag-dissent-0 (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture: 5 Minutes | Amnesty International Canada
    Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/stop-torture-5-minutes (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture: 30 Minutes | Amnesty International Canada
    Health Making Rights Law Housing is a Human Right The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights Death Penalty Support Abolition Death Penalty in 2013 Death Penalty in 2014 Death Penalty in Canada Health and Human Rights International Human Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Stop Torture 30 Minutes ONLINE ACTIONS LETTER WRITING ACTIONS CHINA Protect activists deported by Thailand from torture MEXICO Write a letter Raise your voice for Yecenia MEXICO Raise your voice with Angel to

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/stop-torture-30-minutes (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture: Work With Others | Amnesty International Canada
    Penalty Support Abolition Death Penalty in 2013 Death Penalty in 2014 Death Penalty in Canada Health and Human Rights International Human Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Stop Torture Work With Others WORKSHOP CLASSROOM AND TABLING MATERIALS Workshop outline Powerpoint presentation with speaking notes Tabling toolkit Classroom activity guide Visit our Campaign Tools page for additional materials and resources to fuel your community activism ONLINE ACTIONS LETTER WRITING ACTIONS CHINA Protect activists deported by Thailand from torture

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/stop-torture-work-with-others (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture: Work in Community | Amnesty International Canada
    Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/stop-torture-work-in-community (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture - Torture 101 | Amnesty International Canada
    Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Stop Torture Torture 101 What is torture The UN Convention Against Torture defines torture as the intentional infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering for purposes such as obtaining information or a confession or punishing intimidating or coercing someone Torture is always illegal No exceptional circumstances whatsoever whether a state of war or a threat of war internal political instability or any other public emergency may be invoked as a justification of torture What is ill treatment Abuse of prisoners doesn t have to be torture to be illegal Cruel inhuman and degrading treatment CID is also illegal under international and Canadian law CID includes any harsh or neglectful treatment that could damage a detainee s physical or mental health or any punishment intended to cause physical or mental pain or suffering or to humiliate or degrade the person being punished What is the difference between torture and ill treatment While it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between torture and CID there are two key differences First torture constitutes a more severe degree of pain or suffering Second torture is the result of a deliberate and purposeful act aimed at imposing great suffering while CID could be the result of accident or neglect Both torture and CID are illegal What is the Convention against Torture In 1984 after years of lobbying and working with partner organizations the UN

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/stop-torture-torture-101 (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture: Canada | Amnesty International Canada
    College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Stop Torture Canada Canada Prevent torture in detention centres around the world Thirty years ago the international community agreed to ban torture and adopted the Convention against Torture Yet in recent years the practice remains widespread as governments justify any means to combat security threats and organized crime or simply suppress dissent Key safeguards that would reduce and prevent the use of torture remain unimplemented On behalf of the Government of Canada I wish to apologize to you Monia Mazigh and your family for any role Canadian officials may have played in the terrible ordeal that all of you experienced in 2002 and 2003 Letter from Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Maher Arar January 2007 Canada s complicity in torture came to light during the Commission of Inquiry into the case of Maher Arar a Canadian citizen subjected to extraordinary rendition by the US to Syria where he was jailed and tortured in 2002 2003 In clearing Mr Arar of any connection to al Qaeda or terrorism Justice Dennis O Connor found that US officials had relied on inaccurate information provided by Canadian officials Despite a commitment to implement the recommendation of the Arar Commission a 2011 Ministerial Direction to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service CSIS the Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP and the Canadian Border Services Agency CBSA allows for information to be shared with a foreign country even when there is a substantial risk it would lead to torture The Ministerial Direction also allows in exceptional circumstances for those agencies to make use of information that was likely derived through torture During Canada s military deployment to Afghanistan 2001 2011 serious concerns were also raised about the risk of torture faced by prisoners detained by Canadian forces and transferred to the custody of Afghan officials particularly the National Directorate of Security While Canada has joined the Convention Against Torture and criminalized torture and ill

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/stop-torture-canada (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture: Mexico | Amnesty International Canada
    Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Stop Torture Mexico Mexico has banned torture And it has denied involvement of its officials in torture But we know that laws are often ignored or sidestepped and reports of torture have increased as violence has spiralled in Mexico since 2006 Torture is the preferred crime investigation technique for some Mexican police and military officers They torture people into signing false statements and use them as evidence to prosecute This can then be used to suggest that Mexico is fighting crime successfully How is torture allowed to thrive in a country where it is officially banned Amnesty s research has shown that In spite of Mexico s strong legislation to prevent and punish tortured in practice torture is tolerated The justice system is unable or unwilling to prevent torture with key anti torture safeguards rarely upheld Mechanisms to hold those responsible for torture are insufficient and do not deter perpetrators or provide redress to victims When allegations of torture are made they are frequently dismissed or downgraded Arrests are frequently made without reliable evidence and suspects held for long periods in pre charge detention and Medical examinations of suspects including official procedures to investigate allegations of torture fall well short of international standards allowing torture and other forms of ill treatment to go unpunished Amnesty International calls on the Mexican authorities to promptly bring everyone who is arrested before a judge immediately investigate all allegations of torture and other ill treatment arrange immediate and proper medical examinations of detainees give all detainees immediate access to legal counsel and

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/stop-torture-mexico (2016-02-13)
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