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.


See A. Neier, War Crimes (1998).

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ANKARA, Nov 5, 2010 (TUR) -- The German Embassy in Ankara and representation of the International Amnesty in Turkey will co-organize a workshop on countering violence against women in Antakya town of the southern province of Hatay, an embassy statement said on Friday.
On a different note, the forces discussed the recommendations of the International Amnesty conference held in Beirut in order to address the issue of the Syrian refugees, and which considered that Lebanon was bearing the heaviest load in the world, according to its area.
About Amnesty International Amnesty International is a global Movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists, in more than 150 countries and territories, who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

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