Friday, 9 December 2011

Video: A world without torture

Source: International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

In June 2010, Khaled Said was sitting in an Alexandria internet café when Egyptian police attacked him, publically beating him to death on the streets. His death -- and the attempted cover-up of state torture - was among the sparks of a revolution that erupted in Egypt in January 2011. An alternative forensic assessment coordinated by member centre El Nadeem and the IRCT rejected the state's report, criticizing that it had not been conducted properly under international standards.

The promotion of the use of forensic evidence is a key aim of the IRCT, an international membership-based organisation that works to prevent torture, to provide access to justice and to provide rehabilitation to victims of torture worldwide. This film highlights the impact of this work on preventing torture and on rebuilding the lives of victims around the globe.

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