Sunday, May 28, 2017

Amnesty International - Happy Birthday, May 28, 1961
Amnesty International founder Peter Benenson lights a candle — the symbol of Amnesty. (“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness” — Chinese proverb)

“Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.”
Peter Benenson [1921-2005] — Founder of Amnesty International
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