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Introduction Amnesty International commonly known as AI is an international activist organization with the stated purpose of promoting all the human rights enshrined within the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards AIs efforts most notably involve campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience to ensure fair and prompt trails for political prisoners to abolish the death penalty torture and other treatment of prisoners it AI regards as cruel to end political killings and forced disappearances and to oppose all human rights abuses whether by governments or groups Amnesty About Amnesty International is also known as a non-political organization they accept no funding from any government or group as to remain impartial In this paper I will present a case study of the Amnesty International and their website wwwamnestyorg History The recently deceased British Lawyer Peter Benenson founded AI in 1961 because he Shocked and angered to come across the story of two Portuguese students sentenced to jail just for raising their glasses with a toast to freedom their sentence was for seven years Benenson decided to write a letter to his local newspapers editor encouraging readers to write letters showing support for the students The response was overwhelming Within a year groups of letter writers had formed in more then a dozen countries writing to defend victims of injustice around the world By the mid-60s AI had groups forming around the globe and a now very recognizable symbol spearheading their efforts the candle and barbed-wire logo that is still their trademark today amnesty first 40 years In their infancy AI focused only on articles 18 and 19 of the United Nations Declaration of Human rights those dealing with political prisoners Gradually the organization expanded its mission to include preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination within the context of their work to
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