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Human Rights Group Calls For Renewed Effort To Stop Torture

The Asian Human Rights Commission is urging officials at the United Nations and elsewhere to take stronger action to stop the use of torture by police in a number of Asian nations, including Burma.

The rights group made a special appeal to the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights to step up efforts for police reform.

A note to journalists from the Asian Human Rights Commission says torture remains the "primary mode of criminal investigation" in some nations.