STAND UP AGAINST TORTURE IN ZIMBABWE
Hear their screams, the victims of torture are calling you..........
In Zimbabwe the Regime imprisons and tortures those who speak out for people’s rights and against injustice. As you read this email there are human rights activists, political figures, people with disabilities and citizens in Zimbabwe prisons being subjected to torture. While our brothers, fathers and sons and mothers, daughters, sisters scream in their prison cells, we feel helpless.
In recent events we heard some of these prisoners speak in court:
“They threatened to rape my wife, daughters and sister, and every night I heard the screams of others being tortured.”
“Due to the severity of the beatings on my head and ears, both my ear drums have torn. Some nights I bled due to the severity of the beatings as well as the electric shocks.”
Tell the Mugabe regime to STOP using torture against its own people and show that you CARE. That their suffering and torture, blood and tears will not go unnoticed.
Please hear our call, and respond, so we know we are not alone.
Lets all stand TOGETHER AGAINST TORTURE.
Torture is a serious violation of human rights and is
strictly prohibited by international law. As the use of torture strikes at the
very heart of civil and political freedoms, it was one of the first issues
dealt with by the United Nations (UN) in its development of human rights
standards. One of its earliest measures was to abolish corporal punishment in
colonial territories in 1949. International law prohibits torture and other
forms of inhuman and degrading treatment, which cannot be accepted under any
Despite being stringently outlawed, torture continues to be
practiced in a majority of countries round the world especially Zimbabwe. A 2001 report by Amnesty
International highlighted the use of torture by 140 states between 1997 and
2001, and found that every year thousands of perpetrators beat, rape and
electrocute other human beings.