Stop Torture: follow up to our July Writeathon

Protesting for Claudia

There was a good turnout for our annual Writeathon on 5th July.  Cards were signed and sent to the 5 people featured in the Stop Torture Campaign.  We talked to those who visited the stall about Moses Akatugba, beaten and tortures in Nigeria. Postcards were signed and sent to the Nigerian authorities calling investigate his claims that he was tortured by the police.

We also wrote appeal letters to the Mexican authorities for Claudia Medina Tamariz who was the subject of the demonstration outside the Mexican Embassy last month. 

In response to our Stop Torture Global Day of Action, when we demanded justice for victims of torture outside five embassies in London, Claudia sent this message of thanks:

'I have seen that many people know about my case now, and this is formidable news. It allows me to share my story, to be seen and heard. I would like to thank Amnesty International for all the support you are giving me. God bless you all.'
Claudia Medina Tamariz

Unfortunately a new criminal charge has been filed against her, for allegedly driving a stolen car. The sole evidence for this charge is the unfounded claim that marines arrested her in a stolen car rather than at home. This charge comes in addition to the charge of carrying an illegal weapon, which still stands against her.

Amnesty International is calling for her allegations of torture to be investigated.

You can take action for her by going to:

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/mexico-justice-claudia-tortured-mari…

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