Monday, June 25, 2012

CSVR: Torture still not a crime in SA

Lauren Snyders
25 June 2012

This Tuesday the 26th of June marks the International Commemoration Day in Support of Torture.

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation’s (CSVR) Shuvai Nyoni said as a consortium, South Africa knows torture consortiums.

She added that this year they would like to highlight that torture is still not a crime in SA.

Nyoni said that currently there is a Bill that is before Parliament and it’s called the Prevention and Combating of Torture of Persons Bill.

This legislature will ensure that torture will be criminalised.

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