CTI releases a short film on rehabilitation for torture survivors

CTI releases a short film to mark the United Nations Day for Victims of Torture 2016.

Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR's Director for Europe

“Rehabilitation for victims of torture: Restoring their Humanity” is a short film, produced by the Convention against Torture Initiative and True Heroes Films, depicting the experiences of torture, trauma and recovery.

Vincent Cochetel was kidnapped at gunpoint near Chechnya in 1998, while working for the United Nations. He was violently interrogated and abused by his captors, and held in near complete darkness for 317 days, before being released.

He explains – in his own words – his long yet powerful road to recovery.

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