World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


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.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Support Needed For Olive Farmers In Palestinian Territory

Olive trees in the Palestinian town of Ni'lin in 2008 were very close to expanding Israeli settlements. Photo: IRIN/Shabtai Gold More>>

ALSO:

Use Of Drones In Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights

22 October 2014 – The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today. More>>

Gaza: Pledges For Aid, Reconstruction Must Be Honoured

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Security Council President for the month of October, María Cristina Perceval of Argentina, is at ... More>>

Ebola: UN Prepares For Arrival Of Trial Vaccines

In early October 2014, with the help of the US Navy, a new mobile laboratory opened at Island Clinic, one of the WHO-supported Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: WHO/R. Sørenson More>>



Palestine: Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahmah Found Guilty

Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahma was found guilty by an Israeli military court of “disturbing a soldier”. More>>

NCRI: Iran: 13 Executions In One Day

The henchmen of the clerical regime hanged 13 prisoners on Sunday October 19, 2014 in Ghezel-Hessar Karaj Prison, Tabriz Central Prison and Rasht Central Prison. More>>

MSF: Ebola Crisis Update - 16th October 2014

16 October 2014 Cases Deaths Guinea 1,472 843 Liberia 4,249 2,458 Nigeria 20 8 Sierra Leone 3,252 1,183 Senegal 1 0 Total 8,994 4,492 WHO Figures - Data are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health. These numbers are subject to change ... More>>

ALSO:

Detroit: City-Backed Water Shut-Offs Contrary To Human Rights

20 October 2014 – The city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human rights of those ... More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news