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Amnesty International
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Amnesty International (AI), an international organization that is independent of governments, political parties, ideologies, economic interests, and religions, plays a special role in the worldwide struggle for human rights. It does this particularly in cases of political imprisonment, working for the release of men, women, and children who are detained because of their political convictions, color, sex, race, culture, or religion, or who for these reasons are subjected to other physical restrictions, provided that they have neither used nor advocated force. AI regards such…

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Frenz, Helmut, “Amnesty International”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A205>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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