Annual Report 2020

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human rights defenders were released following action by the OMCT and partner organisations

Human rights defenders


torture victims in eight countries benefited from the OMCT's assistance in 2020

Victim support


children were victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines as revealed by an OMCT report


Showing resilience in difficult times

"Together, we advocated with prison authorities and policy makers to ease dangerous overcrowding in prisons and managed to have detained children released in Togo and the Philippines. In India and Peru, human rights defenders who had been arbitrarily detained recovered their freedom after joint international campaigns. In Tunisia and elsewhere, our team found ways to continue helping victims of torture every day, despite the lack of physical contact."

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