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Amnesty International marks 40 years of Urgent Actions

Headline Title:  Amnesty International marks 40 years of Urgent Actions 19 March 2013 Forty years ago today, Amnesty International issued the first ever ‘urgent action’ from its offices in London and helped secure the release of a professor imprisoned in Brazil after opposing the military dictatorship there.Today, the urgent action technique is as vital as ever.In 1973, the concept of asking thousands of people around the world to write a letter to someone in power demanding that they release an individual was a radical one. Today, thousands of ‘urgent actions’ have been issued by…

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