Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Opinion Letters

Amnesty's fight for human rights

Published 09/06/2011

Last week, Amnesty International celebrated its 50th birthday. Back on May 28, 1961, David Astor had an articled printed in The Observer entitled 'The Forgotten Prisoners' which became part of an Appeal For Amnesty.

I celebrated the 50th anniversary by spending time writing letters to stop the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia, USA. I also wrote to the government of Sri Lanka about the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

If you are interested in supporting Amnesty and people such as Troy and Prageeth, visit, or contact their Belfast office on 90 64 3000.


North Down Borough Council

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph