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2014-02-05 20:25:02

CBGB Festival Present Activists For Amnesty International To Share Stories of a Different Russia, Just Days Before Sochi Winter Games NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's attention turns to Sochi, Russia, and the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, two of Russia's most well-known and outspoken advocates are in Brooklyn, telling of a very different Russia than the one portrayed by Vladimir Putin. (Photo:...

2014-01-27 16:23:14

~On DVD and Blu-ray February 25, 2014 NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Rock Entertainment USA is very proud to announce the US Blu-ray and DVD release on February 25th 2014 of the Amnesty International comedy extravaganza "The Secret Policeman's Ball - USA". [Pre-book Order Date January 31, MSRP $24.99 Blu-ray, $19.99 DVD] The 137-minute show features the cream of contemporary US and UK comedy stars - performing brand-new, specially-created material tailored to the theme of...

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...

2011-02-10 12:50:00

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International today called on Egypt's authorities to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future. The organization said at this critical moment of change, "human rights reform must begin now." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "Those now in power should view the activism on the streets of Cairo and other cities not as a threat,...


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