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at 1 p.m. on Sunday 8 February 2015, Potsdamer Platz Arkaden

In the news: Politisches Kino - Kulturzeit auf der Berlinale

Some impressions:


I was the last R at the Flash Mob...

which happened in support of Amnesty International’s worldwide Stop Torture campaign. It took place in front of one the Berlinale's main Venues, not because we wanted to protest against the Berlinale, but we wanted to remind the many people attending the festival that unfortunately Torture is still a common practice around the world.

Despite the bad weather we hope that we managed to catch some people’s attention. We hope that our actions and petitions can change the world and that they might convince some governments to stop torturing people.

Please follow our campaign here and here.

Abaka I WAS THE ‘T’ AT THE FLASH MOB... No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. (Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948)

The right to be free from torture is a universal human right. International law and jus cogens condemn it in all major and regional treaties; the prohibition of torture has thus attained the status of a peremptory norm.

Torture is a crime against humanity which violates human rights and human dignity; thus the prohibition of torture is absolute and non-derogable under international law. Torture cannot be justified in any circumstance, whether in time of peace or war. Thus it is an obligation of all states to prevent torture and other cruel and degrading punishment in all its forms.