June 26, 2015, New York, NY. Torture is widely recognized as the most cruel and inhumane treatment of a fellow human being - it is specifically designed to strip a person of his or her human dignity and sense of self. Survivors of torture never fully recover, but your support can help them heal. Today is the annual International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which presents an important opportunity to stand in solidarity with those who have survived this most unforgivable crime.
Over the past decade, the International Justice Network (IJN) has provided free legal assistance to men, women, and children who have been tortured. By supporting IJN, you are supporting survivors of torture, such as Redha al-Najar
, a Tunisian man who spent nearly 700 days being sadistically tortured at CIA black sites. The brutal and humiliating torture he endured is detailed
in the Executive Summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's torture program, released to the public in December 2014. IJN has been working tirelessly on Redha's behalf, and we know that he will require a lifetime of medical care and other assistance.
Thank you for your continued fight for universal human rights and a world without torture. It is people like you who continue to inspire us, and we could not do our work without your support. Now, onward with the fight toward justice!