State terrorism is a system of political domination based on the spreading of terror in society. It is characterized by a systematic and massive criminally repressive policy, implemented by the State agencies.
The following are examples of campaigns against state terrorism around the world:
Meet the Speak Truth to Power’s Defenders struggling against state terrorism and abuses around the world:
-Maria Teresa Tula, El Salvador, one of the Co-Madres, the mothers of the Disappeared of El Salvador, her advocacy on behalf of relatives of the disappeared and her chilling personal testimony helped change U.S. policy toward El Salvador.
-Samuel Kofi Woods, Liberia, founded the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church, the foremost human rights organization in Liberia.
- Guillaume Ngefa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, researched, recorded, and exposed grave human rights abuses committed by Zaire’s notorious dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko.
-Judge Baltasar Garzón, Spain, a Spanish judge who prosecuted Augusto Pinochet for crimes committed during his military rule of Chile.
- Marina Pisklakova, Russia, became a leading advocate for women’s rights, founding a domestic violence abuse hotline and lobbying for legislation banning abuse.