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In 1973 Tracy Ulltveit-Moe launched the first ever Urgent Action, on behalf of Professor Luis Rossi. Forty years on, press play to listen to her explain how she came up with the idea, and what happened to Professor Rossi.
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The Urgent Action network is all based on a very simple idea: that when someone is in immediate danger of serious human rights abuse, those responsible would receive thousands of letters, faxes and telegrams from all over the world demanding it to stop. This would show the authorities that the world is watching and might protect that person from further abuse. Find out more about the network and some of the cases we've worked on
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