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2011-06-08 15:10:00

Petitions Demand Lifting of Harsh Sentence Against Acclaimed Iranian Film Director Jafar Panahi NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of Amnesty International, Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis delivered a stack of 21,000 petition signatures into the hands of an officer of the Iran Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, demanding the lifting of a harsh sentence against acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi. Haggis was part of an Amnesty International...

2011-06-02 16:40:00

Deliver Petitions to Iranian Mission Urging Reversal of Sentence on Film Director Jafar Panahi Amnesty International Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity/June 8 Event  NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International will lead a delegation of Hollywood luminaries to the Iran Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, June 8 to symbolically rename a NYC street plaza "Azadi Square" ("Freedom Square") and deliver tens of thousands of petition signatures demanding...

2011-05-25 10:44:00

World Premiere of Moving Video, Standing Up for Freedom, with Music by Composers Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe, Released as Commemorations Held Across the Globe WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International will observe its 50th anniversary by issuing a global call to action on Saturday, May 28, the day in 1961 when its founder published an appeal for amnesty for six prisoners unjustly imprisoned; the enormous response led to the founding of Amnesty...

2010-10-05 13:02:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International is joining with Yoko Ono and Ozzy Osbourne in shining a light on the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon with a special new recording of the iconic Lennon song "How?" to be released on iTunes on Tuesday, October 5. All U.S. proceeds will benefit Amnesty International, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization. The recording will be available worldwide as a digital download exclusively on iTunes. The...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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