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Torture 'still being practised',say activists

  • John Francis Lagman, Manila
  • Philippines
  • February 24, 2012
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A coalition of human rights organizations claimed today that torture continues because of “institutional impunity” despite laws against it.

In a press briefing, the United Against Torture Coalition called for the government to stop all torture.

“The persistence of torture casts doubts on the effectiveness of the law. In practice, there are insufficient legal safeguards for arrested suspects or detainees,” said Ernesto Anasarias, head of the group.
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