Posts Tagged ‘anti-torture campaign’

Amazing what can get you into trouble in Egypt..

May 25, 2015

Frontline NEWlogos-1 condensed version - croppedreports that on 21 May 2015, human rights defender Mr Negad El Borai was interrogated by an investigative judge in North Giza Court, Egypt, in relation to the drafting of a new anti-torture law! On 11 March 2015  United Group convened a meeting to discuss its draft law for the prevention of torture with other experts. The preparatory committee included judges Hisham Raouf, president of the Cairo Court of Appeal, and Assem Abdel-Gabbar, vice president of the Court of Cassation! A complaint was reportedly filed by the Supreme Judicial Council against the two judges prior to Negad El Borai’s interrogation. The draft law aims to bring Egypt’s domestic law in line with the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The investigative judge summoned Negad El Borai for another interrogation session on 26 May, i.e. tomorrow.  This probably gives the investigative judge time to think of something to charge him with! Read the rest of this entry »

Adilur Rahman Khan speaks out against torture

December 2, 2014

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention against torture, the OMCT HAS launched its Campaign “10 Days of Activism against torture and ill-treatment” from the 1st to the 10th of December 2014. This is the first episode figuring human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan, from Bangladesh. He was one of the 3 final nominees of the MEA 2014.

https://thoolen.wordpress.com/tag/adilur-rahman-khan/

 

OMCT launches again its 10 days campaign for and with Human Rights Defenders

November 26, 2014

OMCT-LOGOAs from 1 December the Geneva-based NGO OMCT will launch, for the 3rd year in a row, its Campaign “10 Days of Activism against torture and ill-treatment“(coinciding this year with the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention against torture). Through 10 videos, 10 human rights defenders will speak out against torture and discuss the importance of the UN Convention against Torture and its implementation in their respective countries under the slogan: “Nothing Can Justify Torture Under Any Circumstances!”. I will try and cover most of them, but you can also go to the OMCT website:

via 10 Days of Activism against torture and ill-treatment / November 25, 2014 / Events / Human rights defenders / OMCT.

New AI video clip on Torture

May 28, 2014

On 14 May 2014 Amnesty International published a new campaign video on torture.  It is specially interesting as a very short summary – in images – of the history of the anti-torture campaigns started by AI under the leadership of Martin Ennals more than 40 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »