|Title:||Illustration Image - Torture Philippines|
Illustration image depicting acts of torture committed in Police custody.
Anyone arrested on suspicion of criminal activity in the Philippines risks being tortured or ill-treated in police custody. Many victims are children and almost all are from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Methods of torture include systematic beatings, electric shocks, water-boarding, asphyxiation, hitting with truncheons or similar objects and being threatened at gunpoint. Although the Philippines is bound by international and domestic law to prevent and investigate acts of torture and other ill-treatment, such practices are rife during arrests and interrogations in many police stations. The severely understaffed police force, assisted by auxiliaries, is predisposed to taking “shortcuts” during arrests and investigations. A lack of forensic and investigative capacity and reliance on testimonial evidence, underlies the use of torture and other ill-treatment to extract “confessions”, regardless of evidence or the truth of the matter. No perpetrator has ever been convicted of torture in court
FEAR OF TORTURE/ILL-TREATMENT
COUNTRY: ASIA AND THE PACIFIC/SOUTH-EAST ASIA/PHILIPPINES
|Tags:||BRAND IMAGE BANK 1: The Problem, AI Image Bank - Issue, IssuesIB, PhTor, Torture, Police, Philippines, STPH2014, PhST-Images, Stock Images, Black and White, Generic Torture images, Torture reconstruction|
|Copyright Type:||Amnesty International|
|Copyright Credit:||© Amnesty International|
|AI Document Index Number:||
Above the Law Police: Torture in the Philippines
|Date Photo or Video Created:||17/10/2014 00:00|
|Size:||8.50 MB; 5760 x 3840 pixels; 488 x 325 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1524 x 1016 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|