President Donald Trump has just claimed that he “absolutely” believes torture works. But torture is always wrong, illegal and proven to be ineffective.
Everyday our clinicians at Freedom from Torture see the evidence of how torture is used to silence people and destroy lives. We work to hold torturers to account and protect survivors' rights. In the UK in 2015, we provided therapy for 1,299 torture survivors from 65 countries.
For torture survivors, hearing the leader of the United States legitimise torture is absolutely devastating.