Amnesty International (AI)

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Address Route des Morillons 15, CH-1218 Genève
Phone +41-22-798 25 00
Fax +41-22-791 03 90

Activity summary:

The activities of Amnesty International are concentrated on prisoners around the world and seeks the release of persons detained anywhere for their beliefs, colour, sex, ethnic origin, language or religion, provided that they have not used or advocated violence. AI was founded in 1961 and has more than 1,000,000 members, subscribers and regular donors in over 170 countries and territories and over 4,300 volunteer groups. There are nationally organised sections in 55 countries, 35 of them in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Central Europe.
The main focus of the AI campaigning is to: free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trial for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners. The Geneva office is an outpost of AI's International Secretariat, and deals only with questions relating to the United Nations.