This Blog is Against Torture...is yours?
June is Torture Awareness Month. I discovered an online campaign against torture through fellow blogger Kel. Bloggers Against Torture aims to raise awareness about events going on this month and different types of action that bloggers and average citizens can take to bring attention to torture policies around the world.
June 26th is the date that the United Nations has marked as the International Day in Support of Survivors and Victims of Torture. This year a coalition of human rights, civil liberties and faith organizations have declared June “Torture Awareness Month” in an effort to respond to the growing evidence that the United States government is engaging systematically in the use of torture and inhuman treatment as part of the “war on terror.” We believe that the use of torture and inhuman treatment must end immediately and everyone involved in committing these abuses or fostering the environment in which they occurred be held accountable.You can visit the Bloggers Against Torture and register your support as a blogger. Your blog will be added to their blogroll and in return each blogger should post about torture at least once during the month of June and promote this campaign. Check out their blogroll for hundreds of bloggers who will be posting about torture throughout the month.
Stay tuned for a series of posts on this blog about torture policies and stories of torture victims from the US, Israel, Egypt, Syria and many more.
- Rummy's Diaries: an archive of information on human rights abuse, prisoner abuse, and torture committed by the Coalition of the Willing in the Global War on Terror.
- Amnesty International's Denounce Torture Blog
- Human Rights Watch: Torture & Abuse