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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.

Stop Torture Campaign launch

Stop Torture Campaign 2014

Find out about our Stop Torture Campaign and why we need your help.

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