Amnesty International founder dies David Shucosky at 10:42 AM ET
[JURIST] Peter Benenson [official profile], founder of the human rights group Amnesty International, died in Oxford, England on Friday after a long illness. He was 83 [Amnesty International press release]. Benenson set up Amnesty in response to a call for action in an article [abridged version] published in the British newspaper The Observer in 1961.
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