Amnesty International (AI)
Part of the The Statesman's Yearbook book series (SYBK)
Origin. Founded in 1961 by British lawyer Peter Benenson as a one-year campaign for the release of prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International has grown to become a worldwide organization, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
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