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Asian MPs meet in Hong Kong to discuss ending torture

Asian MPs meet in Hong Kong to discuss ending torture

Updated 24 July 2012, 14:15 AEST

A drive to stamp out police torture across Asia is gathering momentum after what's being described as an unprecedented three day meeting in Hong Kong.

MPs from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Hong Kong itself sat down with leading human rights activists to consider how the practice can be stopped.

The policy director at the Asian Human Rights Commission, Basil Fernando, says the meeting was a significant step forward because it involved politicians who have influence in their home nations.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Basil Fernando, policy director, Asian Human Rights Commission

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