Protest Vigil against Torture in Mexico – Yecenia Armenta

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: 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.

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

Take with us this opportunity to stand up against this:

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