Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What was your country’s record on human rights?: Amnesty International's Annual Report Out

Our annual report is out and you can see that many countries have done poorly in protecting their citizens’ human rights.

How did your own country do?

You can find out by reviewing Amnesty International’s 2011 Annual Report.

A few key findings of the report show that:

89 countries placed specific restrictions on free speech

48 countries imprisoned people for their beliefs; what we call ‘prisoners of conscience’

98 countries tortured and ill-treated their citizens and at least

54 countries put people through unfair trials.

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Secretary General at the Press launch of the AIR 2011in London, UK @ AI

Amnesty International has been fighting for the protection of human rights around the world for the last five decades.

“Fifty years years since the Amnesty candle began to shine a light on repression, the human rights revolution now stands on the threshold of historic change,” says Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

We will mark our 50th anniversary this year by urging you to help us grow our global movement to protect human rights in your country and around the world.

Stay tuned for another year of fighting for rights!

In solidarity,
Online Communities team
Alaphia, Buddha, El-Mutamid, Franziska and Shehzaad

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Amnesty International

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