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.
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British Dictionary definitions for amnesty international
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 penaltyAbbreviation: AI
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Culture definitions for amnesty international
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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