Thirty years ago Amnesty International activists across the world campaigned for a world free from torture. The result was the Convention Against Torture. While the Convention is groundbreaking, we’ve found that 79 signatory countries to the convention are still practising torture routinely. The Philippines is one of them. Many victims of torture come from already disadvantaged groups: women, children, ethnic minorities; petty criminals; and, overwhelmingly, the poor.
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