|Title:||Stop Torture in Morocco Promotional Video|
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Short animation for the launch of the Stop Torture in Morocco Report, May 2015.
It features audio recordings from Moroccan people included in the featured (written) report giving details of how they have been treated and tortured by the Moroccan authorities.
Anyone can be tortured – protesters, political or student activists, as well as people suspected of terrorism offences or ordinary crimes. Moroccan legislation outlaws torture and the authorities have repeatedly promised to eradicate it, yet existing safeguards in police custody and courts are routinely flouted and accountability remains elusive. Abuse can begin from the moment of arrest, in broad daylight or behind the tinted windows of police vehicles. In the absence of sufficient safeguards, police interrogations can turn violent, often to force suspects to “confess”. Courts often fail to act when first confronted with signs of torture, reinforcing the climate of impunity. In the cases where courts grant medical examinations, these are often sub-standard. Torturers are given further incentives for their crimes when coerced “confessions” are used to secure convictions.
|Language:||ENGLISH , FRENCH , INTERNATIONAL , SPANISH , ARABIC|
COUNTRY: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA/NORTH AFRICA/MOROCCO
|Copyright Type:||Amnesty International|
|Copyright Credit:||©Amnesty International|
|Agreement Notes:||No restrictions on re-use by... Read more|
|Shotlist/Transcript List Public:||
Police officers dragged me by the legs, face down, to their van…That’s when they hit me the hardest.
Then others came and stamped on my bladder until I urinated…
“They said ‘You have two options. Either you answer our questions, or we will beat you up in ways you’ve never seen’. They threatened to electrocute me.”
The officers blindfolded me. They handcuffed my wrists and ankles to a bar and suspended me,... Read more
|Date Photo or Video Created:||06/05/2015 00:00|
|Size:||43.66 MB; 1920 x 1080 pixels; 1 minute 19 seconds;|