Amnesty International Chapter Reorganizes

Thu., Apr. 4, 1985

The Dickinson College Chapter of Amnesty International held its first meeting after a semester of inactivity on Thursday, April 4. According to the club's public relations officer, Carolyn Herbner, the club failed last semester due to a lack of student and financial support from the college community. Amnesty International was founded in 1961 as a worldwide organization void of political or ideological affiliations that works on behalf of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty International focuses on "working to obtain fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners and ending torture and the death penalty in all cases, leading, ultimately to the release of 'prisoners of conscience'". Prisoners of conscience were described as individuals imprisoned for their thoughts, race, color, sex, or religious convictions providing that they have not used or advocated violence.

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Dickinsonian, Apr. 10, 1985, pg. 3.