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Rights Groups Urge End to Use of Torture

The United Nations and human rights activists worldwide are demanding states end the practice of torture, which is prohibited under all circumstances under international law. Every year on June 26, the world marks the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to honor and support the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who are victims of this heinous crime. Torture is not a new phenomenon. It has been practiced throughout the ages and continues to be employed today...

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