The fight against torture continues
TRIAL and ACAT submitted in January a complaint to the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) on behalf of a victim of torture.
In 1993, Rached Jaïdane, suspected to foment an attack against the Democratic Constitutional Rally, was repeatedly tortured and forced to sign a confession. He was condemned and endured 13 years of torture and ill-treatment in Tunisian prisons.
Human rights violations inflicted by Ben Ali’s regime on its opponents have been widely documented. The practice of torture was rampant. Although four years have passed since the overthrow of the authoritarian regime, impunity is still persistent and victims have not obtained justice.
Yet, by putting pressure on governments that engage in this horrendous practice, civil society and international human rights bodies have the power to reverse this trend.
TRIAL and ACAT ask Tunisia to acknowledge the violations, prosecute the perpetrators, ensure reparation to victims and modifiy its criminal code in order to comply to its obligations.