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Torture

Torture is abhorrent. It is barbaric and inhumane. It can never be justified. It is wrong, self-defeating and poisons the rule of law, replacing it with terror. No one is safe when governments allow its use.

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Amnesty International has kick-started its 2014 Stop Torture Campaign © AI

Torture pervasive across Asia-Pacific

Torture is rife across the Asia-Pacific region, with China and North Korea among the worst offenders and a host of other governments betraying promises to stamp it out.

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Video: Stop torture now

Watch this short campaign film which provides a powerful glimpse into the grim reality of torture.

Pardoned Nigerian torture victim, Moses Akatugba. © Private

Good news: Nigerian torture survivor Moses Akatugba officially pardoned

Moses Akatugba, a Nigerian torture victim wrongfully sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16 years old, has been pardoned following intensive campaigning from Amnesty International supporters across the world.

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