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"Whoever tortures a human being, Whoever abuses a human being, Whoever outrages a human being, Abuses God's image, And the church takes as its own That cross, that martyrdom."


Archbishop Romero of El Salvador, murdered in 1980 because of his support for the poor and suffering people of his country

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about acat(UK)

Abolish Torture

ACAT's goal is to mobilise and bring together Christians of all denominations to stamp out the evil of torture. We pray, write appeals and urge governments and authorities to end the torture and abuse of human beings. By exposing torture we can end it. We can improve conditions of detention and help achieve the release of prisoners who are often innocent of any known criminal offence. It is vital work. We also believe it is God’s Will.  

 

TORTURE IS NEVER JUSTIFIED - WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?

 

CAMPAIGNING with FACTS and INFORMATION

ACAT campaigns on behalf of

  • victims of torture

  • those under threat of torture or death

  • the disappeared

  • victims of extrajudicial execution

  • those experiencing death threats

  • human rights workers persecuted for their work

 

As a member you will receive detailed appeals containing:

 

  • facts about a the specific case

  • a draft letter to help members send appeals

  • addresses to write or send emails to

  • addresses of embassies in the UK of the countries concerned

  • when to contact your MP/MEP​

 

You will also receive our quarterly newsletter. This informs members of developments worldwide in the fight against torture. It also includes information on:

  • countries where human rights are abused

  • developments in international law to curb torture and ensure fair trials

  • results of appeals sent to countries or organizations

  • special campaigns at Christmas and Easter