'Una kasi 'yong Anti-Torture law criminalized torture
, and so therefore it's a crime that is punishable under our penal statute.
is forbidden under international law, it remains widespread.
The APDP and JKCCS said that those responsible for perpetrating torture
need to be brought to justice and held accountable.
He said though Pakistan had ratified the UNCAT in 2010, it hadn't fulfilled its commitment of criminalising custodial abuses exposing the people arrested on criminal charges to mild to high degree of torture
in the name of investigation.
General Security denied this, saying "it does not practice any kind of torture
or other ill-treatment during its investigations with detainees."
Represented by the Director, Legal Drafting Department of the ministry, Hamza Tahir, the Solicitor General said allegations of torture
are prevalent in detention centers, police stations and that officers of security agencies that perpetrate the act are, most times not punished.
does not necessarily help reveal the truth and will not prevent the crime," he affirmed, citing as an example the Bardo case in which 23 individuals had been arrested and accused of involvement in the attack.
and abuse by Louise and David was exposed when one of their 17-year-old daughters escaped through a window and (https://www.ibtimes.com/turpin-family-update-we-live-filth-says-17-year-old-daughter-escaped-newly-released-2786471) called 911 for help.
On information, the area residents staged a protest demonstration against police in front of the police station and later recovered the youth detained by the police at the private torture
the infliction of injuries by a third party in order to leave fabricated evidence of torture
scarring) had not been conclusively ruled out.
'The law needs to emphasise that torture
is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment,' says the NCHR inquiry report on police torture
in Faisalabad district from 2006 to 2012.
However, the PA has exhibited ample evidence of its overt violence and torture
accusations have surfaced prior to the HRW report.