Introducing the REDRESS Podcast: Bringing you the Latest in Our Efforts to Secure Justice for Survivors of Torture
We are pleased to introduce the first edition of the REDRESS Podcast, where we bring you the latest in our efforts to secure justice for survivors of torture as featured in our monthly newsletter.
In this podcast, we set out our concerns for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Jagtar Singh Johal and their right to medical treatment during the Covid-19 outbreak.
We also warn of the implications of the possible pardon and release of the former dictator of Chad Hissène Habré, who is currently serving a life sentence in Senegal, and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity and genocide committed during his 30-year rule.
We also discuss the recent landmark judgment in the case of Azul Rojas Marín, a transgender woman who was beaten and raped by several police officers in Peru in 2008 because of her sexual orientation. In March, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found Peru responsible for her torture and ordered measures to eradicate systemic discrimination against the LGBT+ community in Peru. This is the first judgment by a human rights court on LGBT+ discriminatory torture, and creates a much-needed precedent for this community in the Americas and beyond.
REDRESS is grateful to Sarah Khan, who presented and produced this podcast.