The local group will be manning a stand on 15 November to highlight the #stoptorture campaign which was launched by Amnesty in May this year. The practice is alive and well throughout the world and Amnesty has recently ramped up its campaigning to stamp out the practice with the Stop Torture campaign.
Ahead of its launch, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said governments around the world are “two-faced on torture” – prohibiting it in law, but facilitating it in practice”.
He added: “Torture is not just alive and well – it is flourishing in many parts of the world. As more governments seek to justify torture in the name of national security, the steady progress made in this field over the last thirty years is being eroded.”
Stop torture will be a key part of the Amnesty display as part of the Magna Carta events at the Cathedral next year.