The United Nations Human Rights Committee considered the Petition of Albert Wilson (represented by REDRESS), a British national who was sentenced to death by a Philippines’ trial court after an unfair trial. The Committee was of the view that the facts revealed violations by the Philippines of article 7 [torture… Read More
REDRESS is shocked and dismayed to learn of the brutal police assault on prominent Zimbabwe human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa on Sunday 12 October 2003. This unlawful attack ironically followed her calling the police to report the attempted hi-jacking of her motor vehicle, and is a further example of how… Read More
Today, REDRESS joins nongovernmental organisations and torture victims’ experts around the world in welcoming the election of five eminent persons to the Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims. “The election of this Board demonstrates the strong commitment of the International Community to respond to… Read More
Today, British nationals, Bill Sampson, Les Walker and Sandy Mitchell confirm their ordeal of torture during their two year struggle to establish their innocence and release from incarceration in Saudi Arabia. Having endured days of brutal beatings, and cruel threats, confessions were extracted from each of the men and used… Read More
REDRESS, an international non– governmental organisation which seeks justice for survivors of torture, has received reports that two Indian police officers from the Punjab attending an Anglo-Indian police conference were responsible for the torture of Sikh activists in the late 80’s and early 90’s. REDRESS has received reports that Inspector… Read More
REDRESS' press release calls upon the UN CAT to take steps to address concerns over former Zimbabwe torturers working for the UN in Kosovo.
REDRESS applauds yesterday’s reported detention of Adel Felaifel, a former member of the Bahraini Security and Intelligence Services, who is accused of perpetrating countless acts of torture in Bahrain. Adel Felaifel has reportedly been detained by Bahraini authorities in relation to accusations of “fraud and other abuses”. REDRESS, a London-based… Read More
On the 7th November 2002, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly approved the Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture by 104 votes in favour, 8 against and 37 abstentions. It now remains to be formally adopted at the plenary session in December. The Anti-Torture Protocol aims… Read More