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Stamp Out Torture Launch

16 October 2000

10.00am, Wednesday, 18 October 2000 Amnesty International 1 Easton Street London WC1X

The European launch of Amnesty International's global campaign to 'Stamp Out Torture' will be marked by a press conference on the day of the launch. The campaign materials revealing who today's torturers are, who their victims are, the methods used and the causes and conditions that allow torture to occur are covered by a distribution embargo until the day of the launch.

The press conference will be followed by a photo opportunity outside the International Secretariat.

The briefing panel will be:

Chair Kate Allen Director, Amnesty International UK

Torture Today: Pierre Sané Secretary General, Amnesty International Discrimination and Impunity

Case Study: Angelika Pathak Asia Researcher, Amnesty International South Asia

Medical Effects Dr Duncan Forest Medical Foundation for the Care of of Torture Victims of Torture

Personal Testimony (to be confirmed) Torture Survivor

UK Role in Kate Allen Director, Amnesty International UK Ending Torture

RSVP: Sophie Hulme + 44 (0) 20 7413 5566 Shulme@amnesty.org

Amnesty International: working worldwide for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair trials for political prisons and an end to torture, extrajudicial executions, 'disappearances' and the death penalty.


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