ÂŠ Ole A. Buenget
ÂŠ Frits Behrendt
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 â€œtorture is happening in 66 countriesâ€?. 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.
ÂŠ Xavier Zeegers for Amnesty International
Amnesty Belgium poster:â€œDefend prisoners of conscience worldwide. Fight for the abolition of torture and the death penalty.â€?
ÂŠ 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.
We campaign to stop Uruguayâ€™s military regime torturing detainees.
Amnesty Mexico poster:â€œTorture in Uruguayâ€?.
â€œThey 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 Pinochetâ€™s military regime (1973-1990).
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