HELEN BAMBER, MEDICAL FOUNDATION'S FOUNDER
the age of 20, Helen Bamber went to Belsen concentration camp
to help rehabilitate the surviving inmates. Later in life, she
left Amnesty International to found the Medical Foundation. More...
MORE STORIES OF SURVIVORS OF TORTURE:
his country of Cameroon, he was a student activist and political
dissident. For his activities he was beaten. Edwin bears a long
scar where his skull was split by a rifle butt. More...
was an emergency surgeon who worked with international aid agencies
in Bolivia. She was kidnapped three times, and caught in a grim
catch 22: tortured to reveal all she knew about drug trafficking,
which was nothing. More...
stopped talking following torture at the hands of the secret police
in her own country. She was offered music therapy by the Medical
Foundation along with regular psychotherapy sessions, in the hope
she would rediscover her power of speech. More...
Fahed was beaten, kicked and hosed. His captors forced him inside
the rim of a tire and rolled him up the corridor of his prison
block smashing him into the walls. He suffered permanent damage
to his spine. More...
the United States, torture is often at the hands of other prisoners,
in a system that often overlooks abuses and fails to protect inmates.
These are some stories of prisoners in America. More...