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International Day In Support Of Victims of Torture

International Day In Support Of Victims of Torture


Torture targets Humanity

Washington DC, Shia Rights Watch, June 26, 2013 was the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. To raise awareness about this day and the horrible acts of torture that occur around the world Especially in the countries of concern such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Indonesia, Shia Rights Watch held an event in Farragut Square in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.

As a part of this event, SRW handed out customized bottles of cold water that served to raise awareness about the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and to provoke thoughtful discussions about human rights issues. These bottles captured the attention of pedestrians with colorful labels that included a thought provoking phrase and a list of countries in which human rights violations are often committed against the Shia Muslim population. In addition to the bottles of water, SRW handed out informational pamphlets that provided information about the organization, about Anti-Shi’ism, and about the persecution of Shia Muslims worldwide. This event received a lot of attention as we stood outside of one of the metro station’s exits during rush hour.

Shia Rights Watch condemns the use of torture and hopes that events such as these can inform the public and increase international pressure on governments that commit these atrocities.

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