Today’s Birthday: Peter Benenson (1921)

Today’s Birthday:
Peter Benenson (1921)

Peter Benenson was an English lawyer who organized a letter-writing campaign in 1961 calling for amnesty for “prisoners of conscience.” His campaign resulted in the establishment of Amnesty International, a human-rights organization that works to combat violations of human rights, especially abridgments of freedom of speech and religion and the imprisonment and torture of political dissidents. Why did Benenson resign from his position within Amnesty International in 1967?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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