“I owe Amnesty International my life”
Today at the BBC:
For Maria Gillespie, the memories of what she endured in a prison in Uruguay, when she was only 15 years old, are almost too much to bear.
She remembers being hooded, interrogated and tortured. Eventually every tooth was wrenched out of her mouth.
But she also remembers – as Amnesty International marks its 50th anniversary – how much she owes to the organisation that helped end the horror and set her free.