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Š Ole A. Buenget

Š Frits Behrendt

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Dutch cartoon: World leaders stage a protest against Amnesty receiving the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for our work, including on torture. Norwegian activists hold a banner that reads “torture is happening in 66 countries�. Oslo, October 1975.

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The UN adopts the Declaration Against Torture on 9 December. This landmark decision is key to creating a legally binding UN Convention against Torture.

Š Xavier Zeegers for Amnesty International

1975

Amnesty Belgium poster:“Defend prisoners of conscience worldwide. Fight for the abolition of torture and the death penalty.�

Š Amnesty International

Amnesty founding member Helen Bamber helps establish the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, now known as Freedom from Torture.

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We campaign to stop Uruguay’s military regime torturing detainees.

Amnesty Mexico poster:“Torture in Uruguay�.

“They torture hereâ€?: Nuns, priests and other church members protest against torture outside Calle Borgono 1470, 5CPVKCIQ%JKNG/CP[RGQRNGVGUVKĆ‚GF that this building was a secret detention centre, where secret police tortured political suspects during General Augusto Pinochet’s military regime (1973-1990).

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Wire May/June 2014  

WIRE is Amnesty International’s magazine for people who are passionate about human rights.

Wire May/June 2014  

WIRE is Amnesty International’s magazine for people who are passionate about human rights.

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