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Amnesty International: Defend Human Rights

photo credit: selinbaykara. An Amnesty volunteer in Grafton Street.

Do you know why people try to escape or leave their countries? Most of the people don’t have basic human rights in their countries like freedom of speech. They want to live a normal life, without worries about torture or being arrested.

Amnesty International’s volunteers are waiting for you in Grafton Street.If you have few minutes to listen to them, they want to inform you about the organization’s aims.

Amnesty International is a global movement that campaigning for human rights. They have 20,000 members who support issues like reproductive rights, ending torture and protecting migrant & refugee rights around the world. Their purpose is to make sure governments respect international law. They have activists around the world to stand in defense of human rights.


“Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.” Peter Benenson, Amnesty International founder.

They claim that they speak out for anyone whose freedom and dignity are under threat. Some of the campaigns;

  • Amnesty International highlights risks to human rights defenders as a part of ‘Brave’ campaign.
  • Afghanistan: Civilian lives must be at the heart of the Kabul Process
  • Tell the Greek prime minister that refugees deserve a future
  • Sudan: 140 HRDS arrested for protesting the rise in the cost of food and medicines
  • Indonesia: 12 transgender people publicly tortured
  • Turkey: A dark day for press freedom and for justice as journalists sentenced to life
  • Release human rights defender Nabeel Rajab
  • Iran: At least six young human rights defenders arrested in coordinated raids risk of torture

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