Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, poses for the photographers with a copy of a global report on the use of torture, following its launch in London, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Torture is rampant across the world and has become almost normalized by the "war on terror" and its glamorous portrayal in shows such as "24" and "Homeland," Amnesty said Tuesday.The London-based human rights group is launching a new campaign aimed at ending torture, which it says remains widespread even 30 years after a blanket prohibition was agreed by the United Nations.In the past five years, Amnesty says it has recorded incidents in 141 countries, including 79 of the 155 signatories to the 1984 U.N. Convention against Torture.Support for torture ranged widely across nations, from 74 percent in China and India, to just 12 percent in Greece and 15 percent in Argentina, the GlobeScan survey found.
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