“The government announced that they had released political prisoners on amnesty but that is not true,” she says emphatically.
But if they get to redefine what “human rights” even means, then they might suddenly look like amnesty International.
Bravo to the GOP for entertaining an amnesty program for undocumented immigrants.
The president added that the negotiations were still at an early stage, and details of the amnesty program had not been finalized.
“I welcome both his apology and his resignation, and I believe that it is right that he leaves amnesty International,” she said.
He had pardoned nearly all the leaders in the rebellion through the medium of amnesty proclamations.
The very pith of the thing was the act of amnesty and oblivion.
After the events of Thermidor the Convention had thrown open the prison doors, put an end to bloodshed, and proclaimed an amnesty.
Just when the revolution was rife Pius the Ninth proclaimed an amnesty.
The taking of Imus gave General Polavieja an opportunity of offering an amnesty to the rebels, which he did not neglect.
"pardon of past offenses," 1570s, from French amnestie "intentional overlooking," from Latin amnestia, from Greek amnestia "forgetfulness (of wrong); an amnesty," from a-, privative prefix, "not" (see a- (3)), + mnestis "remembrance," related to mnaomai "I remember" (see mind (n.)). As a verb, from 1809. Amnesty International founded 1961 as Appeal for Amnesty. The name was changed 1963.