Breaking the Silence: Stop torture
All over the world people just like you are being tortured right now. Imagine being beaten, electrocuted, having your face cut, having your fingernails pulled out. This actually happened to 16-year-old Moses Akatugba who was arrested whilst waiting for his exam results.
‘The pain of torture is unbearable. I never thought I would be alive till this day. The pain I went through in the hands of the officers was unimaginable. In my whole life, I have never been subjected to such inhuman treatment,’ Moses speaking in February 2014
Amnesty International has been fighting torture for over 50 years and campaigned hard for the creation of the UN Convention against Torture 30 years ago. Torturers are now international outlaws and 155 countries have signed up to the UN Convention. But since 2009 we have had reports of torture in 141 countries. Amnesty wants to break the silence and let people know what is happening.
Can you help us?
Breaking the Silence: Stop Torture
The local Amnesty International group is staging a charity event in the ‘amphitheatre’ in The Square, St Anne’s on Monday 25 May (Bank Holiday). Its purpose is to raise awareness of Amnesty’s Stop Torture Campaign and to do a street collection. We are hoping to stage a number of events running throughout the day (10am – 4pm) in order to attract the public’s attention. We are, therefore, looking for musicians or any other sort of artist who would be willing to support us by performing a short set (20-30 minutes) during the day.
Unfortunately, although there is a power socket in the amphitheatre, the council only allows its use for Christmas lights.
If you would be willing to help us, please contact Norah Lynam 07843625875 or 01253 722489 or firstname.lastname@example.org