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Campaign against torture

Amnesty International launched a year-long, global campaign to stop torture yesterday. New research on torture practices around the world and a fast-response Internet action network to protest torture were unveiled.

Amnesty's Fast Action Stops Torture (FAST) network will allow activists to inundate torturers with thousands of e-mail messages within hours of receiving an e-mail or cellular-phone alert from Amnesty that someone is at risk of torture. The FAST network is accessible at www.amnestyusa.org.

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