Amnesty International


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Amnesty International

(AI,) human-rights organization founded in 1961 by Englishman Peter Benenson; it campaigns internationally against the detention of prisoners of conscience, for the fair trial of political prisoners, to abolish the death penalty and torture of prisoners, and to end extrajudicial executions and "disappearances" throughout the world. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for having aided in the release of more than 10,000 political prisoners worldwide. In 1998, the organization had over a million members worldwide.

Bibliography

See A. Neier, War Crimes (1998).

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National Unity Assembly (NUA) secretary-general Abdulla Howaihi said people in Bahrain have lost faith in Amnesty International.
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His execution was scheduled and carried out without any notice given to Kazemi's lawyer, as required by Iranian law, Amnesty International said.
Secretary General informed the High Commissioner that it is unfortunate that India is not allowing access to Amnesty International and other international human right organizations to visit parts of Kashmir which are under siege by the Indian forces.
uk/press-releases/ireland-amnesty-could-face-charges-over-abortion-campaign) press release by Amnesty International UK, Amnesty International Ireland stated on Friday, that human rights organizations in Ireland are being "unfairly targeted" by the government using an oppressive law which criminalizes campaigning organizations.
Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA was attempting to cross through the King Hussein border crossing between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on a personal trip to visit family following the recent death of his father, Amnesty International said in a statement, Ma'an reported.
Amnesty International issued a report on September 7, 2017, on the Kingdom of Bahrain in which it allegedly talked about repression of the opposition and other allegations and false conclusions and hence the First Secretary at the embassy, Fahad Al Bin Ali has made the following comments to clarify some of the mentioned points in the report: First, the Amnesty International report contained a number of fallacious claims and allegations as well as unreliable information that do not reflect facts on the ground on human rights reality in the kingdom of Bahrain.
14 (BNA): Amnesty International issued a report on September 7, 2017, on the Kingdom of Bahrain in which it allegedly talked about repression of the opposition and other allegations and false conclusions and hence the First Secretary at the embassy, Fahad Al Bin Ali has made the following comments to clarify some of the mentioned points in the report: First, the Amnesty International report contained a number of fallacious claims and allegations as well as unreliable information that do not reflect facts on the ground on human rights reality in the kingdom of Bahrain.