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Juan Mendez: The torturers’ worst nightmare

Headline Title:  Juan Mendez: The torturers’ worst nightmare 10 December 2014 On the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention against Torture, the man in charge of pushing states to stamp out the despicable practice, a torture survivor himself, looks back at his harrowing experience and the challenges facing the global fight against torture.When one cold morning in 1975, young Argentinean human rights lawyer Juan Mendez saw two police officers vigorously walking towards him on a quiet street in Buenos Aires, he immediately knew he was in great danger.It was a time of upheaval.…

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