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Electric shocks. Water forced into your mouth. Rape. Mock executions. Exposure to light for weeks. Torture has many facets, but aims at the single goal of breaking one's dignity as a human being.

We are currently witnessing a global crisis on torture, although laws against it are in place almost everywhere. It is evident that laws alone are not enough. Torture is thriving because rather than respecting the law, many governments are either actively using torture or turning a blind eye on it.

This is also the case in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Therefore the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) works on behalf of all human beings – Israelis, Palestinians, labor migrants, and other foreign nationals residing in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Established in 1990, PCATI works to protect them from torture and ill-treatment at the hands of Israeli law enforcement and investigatory authorities. The vision of the Jerusalem based non-profit organizsation is to eradicate the culture of torture and to end the absolute impunity granted to torturers in Israel.

Feel encouraged to raise awareness of this topic and support the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel by spreading their message or donating to support their work against torture.

Credits: Amnesty International, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI)

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Torture: A global crisis