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  • Saturday, February 26, 2005

    Amnesty International founder dies

    Some sad news, from Amnesty International, unfortunately, their founder has died aged 83: Death of Amnesty International founder

    Mr Benenson founded and inspired Amnesty International in 1961 first as a one-year campaign for the release of six prisoners of conscience. But from there came a worldwide movement for human rights and in its midst an international organisation -- Amnesty International -- which has taken up the cases of many thousands of victims of human rights violations and inspired millions to human rights defence the world round.
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