Letter to Federica Mogherini: EU must act to stop torture in the Philippines

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini

04/12/2014 – Amnesty International urges the European Union (EU) and its member states to engage with the Philippines government over the widespread use of torture or otherwise ill-treatment by its police. Released today, Amnesty International’s report, Above the law: Police torture in the Philippines, reveals that, despite the passage of the Anti-Torture Act criminalising torture in the Philippines in November 2009, torture is still rife and appears to be routine during interrogations in some police stations.