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Philippines: Questions & Answers and action flyer - What is torture?

, Index number: ASA 35/010/2014

If someone in authority has physically wounded you, or made you suffer deeply in some way, to get information or a confession out of you, or to punish, intimidate or threaten you, then you have been tortured. Torture is always illegal: outlawed internationally for 50 years, and nationally by the 2009 Philippine Anti-Torture Act. This leaflet, which includes Frequently Asked Questions, will help you understand what torture and other ill-treatment is, and whether you or a family member have been tortured.

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