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Peter Benenson

Peter BenensonBorn: 31-Jul-1921
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 25-Feb-2005
Location of death: Oxford, England [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Founder of Amnesty International

Military service: British Army

"Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. The newspaper reader feels a sickening sense of impotence. Yet if these feelings of disgust all over the world could be united into common action, something effective could be done."


[1] John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England.

Mother: Flora Solomon
Wife: Susan Benenson

    High School: Eton College
    University: Oxford University

    Amnesty International Founder (1961)

Is the subject of books:
Peter Benenson: Taking a Stand Against Injustice Amnesty International (People Who Have Helped the World), 1992, BY: David Winner

Author of books:
Persecution (1961)
The Future Of Legal Aid (1972)
A Free Press (1977)


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