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 Amnesty International: Student Organization  

 

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Amnesty International: is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards.  In particular, Amnesty International campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances", and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups.  Amnesty International has around a million members and supporters in 162 countries and territories.  Activities range from public demonstrations to letter-writing, from human rights education to fundraising concerts, from individual appeals on a particular case to global campaigns on a particular issue.  Amnesty International is impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion or religious creed.  Amnesty International is financed largely by subscriptions and donations from its worldwide membership.  At Slippery Rock University members assist the national organization by writing letters and trying to help free political prisoners around the world.

 

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