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Torture victims' right to rehabilitation "often neglected"

Torture victims' right to rehabilitation "often neglected"


The right of torture victims to seek treatment for the trauma they have experienced is "often neglected," according to experts who work with these people.

They say survivors sometimes find it hard to get help because some countries deny that they are torturing their citizens.

Representatives from UN Member States and non-governmental organizations discussed the obligation to assist torture victims at a recent event in Geneva.

It was held ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, observed on 26 June.

Carla Drysdale reports.

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Photo Credit
A look inside the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the site of the Khmer Rouge’s infamous Security Prison S-21 where torture was routinely practiced. UN File Photo/M. Garten