Amnesty international



an independent worldwide organization working against human-rights violations and for the release of persons imprisoned for political or religious dissent; Nobel Peace Prize 1977.
Abbreviation: AI, A.I.
Contemporary Examples

But if they get to redefine what “human rights” even means, then they might suddenly look like Amnesty International.
At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style Jay Michaelson June 25, 2014

Amnesty International has designated the U.S. maternal mortality rate a human-rights concern.
Why Are So Many Moms Dying? Danielle Friedman March 23, 2010

And Amnesty International, after declaring them “prisoners of conscience,” organized the protest in Washington.
Amnesty International’s Pussy Riot Concert: Balaclavas and Punk Rockers Robin Givhan August 12, 2012

In two new reports on the abuse, Amnesty International demands that the new government deliver on promised reforms.
Amnesty Reports: Egyptians Still Terrorized by Police, Security Forces Vivian Salama October 1, 2012

Amnesty International has named the women prisoners of conscience.
Russia: All Eyes on Vladimir Putin as Pussy Riot Trial Begins The Telegraph July 30, 2012

Iran has one of the highest numbers of recorded executions of any country in the world, according to Amnesty International.
‘Outed’ by the Military, Some Gays Fleeing Iran Omid Memarian, Roxana Saberi July 27, 2012

Amnesty International said they it has gathered credible eyewitness evidence of the mass killing of unarmed men by the military.
How Nigeria’s Stupidly Brutal Cops Botch the Hunt for Boko Haram Nico Hines May 13, 2014

Amnesty International put out a press release calling for revocation of the law.
Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age Jay Michaelson April 21, 2014

According to Amnesty International, at least 27 such executions occurred during the first five months of 2011.
Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe? Senator Bob Graham July 10, 2011

Organizations including Amnesty International, the NAACP, and the European Parliament have spoken out.
Troy Davis’s Final Hours David A. Graham September 21, 2011

noun
an international organization founded in Britain in 1961 that works to secure the release of people imprisoned for their beliefs, to ban the use of torture, and to abolish the death penalty AI

An international organization that works for the release of political prisoners who have neither committed nor advocated violence. It also strives to improve the standards of treatment for prisoners and detainees.

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