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June 26, 2013

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - June 26

by Marissa Costello

June Torture Awareness Month.

June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The UN proclaimed this day on June 26, 1987, It is set as a day to effect change in the hopes of total eradication of torture. The dates were not chosen at random since 25 years ago on June 26th is when the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into force.
According to National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), torture can no longer be justified as a means of national security. Torture should no ...

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June 24, 2013

Ending violence against women and girls in State custody or State care - Orange Day June 2013

The 25th of every month is an Orange Day to end violence against women and girls.

The UNiTE Campaign is highlighting recommendations from the agreed conclusions of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in the framework of ‘safe spaces for women and girls’. This Orange Day and in recognition of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the UNiTE campaign highlights State custody and State care as safe spaces for women and girls – spaces where they must be safe from torture or any other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

Three action ideas from ...

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June 26, 2012

June 26 Tweet-in to #StopTorture

Join @No_More_Torture, @PresbyUN, and others today  - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - by tweeting your members of Congress & the White House against torture, Guantanamo and Indefinite Detention under the NDAA. Also, feel free to tweet on any subject related to the injustice of torture and in support of victims of torture.

Make sure to use one or more of these hash-tags:

#June26
#NoTorture
#StopTorture
#torture
#Guantanamo
#NDAA

SAMPLE TWEETS

Torture is a MORAL issue because {say why} #June26

Torture destroys the human dignity and respect entitled to every individual. #StopTorture #June26

Torture violates the inherent, God-given dignity and ...

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May 27, 2011

Munyagishari and Mladic arrested for genocide and crimes against humanity

Bernard Munyagishari, a suspect of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, was arrested this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after 17 years on the run. In Europe, Ratko Mladic, Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive was also arrested...

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June 26, 2010

Stopping torture: new video from NRCAT

National Faith Leaders Join Outcry Over American Use of Forced Medical Experimentation, Call for a Commission of Inquiry Press Release from National Religious Campaign Against Torture WASHINGTON - National faith leaders are adding their voices to the outcry over the...

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