UN Convention Against Torture
Torture is not something I sought, nor is it one I can forget. My enduring legacy, and that of other survivors who also speak out, is to pass on our knowledge of the impact of torture, why it is always wrong, and how we can work together to stop it forever.
Over the past year there have been a number of allegations in the UAE that authorities are torturing prisoners. Defendants in a trial of political dissidents, three Britons held in Dubai and two Syrians have come out to say they have been tortured. Now, smuggled handwritten letters by Egyptian prisoners facing trial over alleged Muslim Brotherhood links say that they have been tortured as well.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture will look at the United Kingdom's record on May 7 for the first time since 2004