Press conference 2013The text of the press conference
On the occasion of June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
The International Day of Support of Victims of Torture is an occasion for the world and especially Arab countries to reaffirm that he cannot accept or allow committing torture and other cruel, inhuman or cruel, inhuman or degrading. This is the day of renewed organizations for this conference for the launch of activities June 26 commitment to condemn such acts and to seek redress for victims of torture. More importantly, that this day is for the governments to which questions whether efforts were sufficient to prevent the occurrence of acts of torture and assisting victims, and to punish the perpetrators and take care not to repeat those actions.
Unfortunately, show us experiences that torture and other cruel, inhuman or cruel, inhuman or professional are still common in many countries, with the prohibition of this behavior explicit and unequivocal: it is forbidden at all. All states are obliged on it in all territories that are under their jurisdiction or effective control. It applies in all circumstances, in times of war and times of peace alike.
States should fulfill their obligations, including those that are struggling with all its strength those perpetrators of acts of torture. Should not be allowed to impunity for those who commit any form of torture and other cruel, inhuman or cruel, inhuman or degrading or authorize him, and those who commit such acts.
Many of the countries that have ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman or cruel, inhuman or degrading, accepted voluntarily obligations under customary international law. Today, we call on all Arab states to ratify these treaties fundamental rights, as well as the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. And also invite them to an open invitation to the Special Reporter on torture.
We celebrate the International Day for Support of Victims of Torture, torture and the worst forms of murder and crime escalate in the Arab countries, we are witnessing an attempt to hit all the gains of struggle made by the human rights movement in recent years and return to the eras of barbarism and uncontrollable instincts sectarianism and racism that exceed torture painful and violent and dangerous.
In the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we demand the following:
-1 - Calling the Arab governments to ratify the Nations Convention Against Torture. Formation of the national preventive mechanisms for the prevention of torture.
2 - - Provide periodic reports to the Committee against Torture and the actual commitment to the recommendations of the UPR abolition of all forms of discrimination against women and the criminalization of torture and tighten sanctions on the perpetrators.
-3 - Considering the process of rehabilitation for victims of violence and torture really legally and humanly and socially.
-4 - Condemn the Arab and international silence on the issue of Palestinian and Arab detainees in Israeli jails and to demand their release and an end to the provisions of segregation and administrative detention.
-5 - Call for the criminalization of political arrests and the release of all political prisoners in the prisons of the Arab regimes without exception and condemn cracking down on public and personal freedoms, especially women .. and foreign workers and refugees.
- 6 - constantly denounce the arrest of the Lebanese fighter Georges Ibrahim Abdallah in French prisons and ask the French government for his immediate release.
-7 - Speed up trials in Lebanese prisons and radical treatment for prison conditions.
8 - -Solidarity with all political prisoners and prisoners of insulation in all the prisons of the world.
9 - -Visitor demanding the release of nine Lebanese and return them to their families, and release the 2 metropolitans the abductees in Syria.
We launch today the activities of the June 26 United Nations Day in Support of Victims of Torture and the address of our actions sectarian torture, racism, torture and murders horrific torture and the threat of civil peace and fragmentation of the Arab societies and shred torture, and absence of Democracy torture, calling for wider participation in the activities identified.
- مركز الخيام لتأهيل ضحايا التعذيب
- المعهد العربي لحقوق الانسان
- منتدى البحرين لحقوق الانسان
- بيت اطفال الصمود
- جمعية النجدة الاجتماعية
- جمعية السجين
The proposed activities on the occasion of June 26,
United Nations Day in Support of Victims of Torture
- Sit-in in solidarity with the Palestinian and Arab detainees in Israeli prisons under the title of "torture in Israeli prisons", dated 25/06/2013 the eleventh hour in front of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (Sadat Street).
- Reviving Day 26 June under the title: "Together against torture and fragmentation and for civil peace and there is no impunity", dated 26/06/2013 the eleventh hour before noon in front of the UN House (ESCWA)