Amnesty International


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Anthologization Malorie Blackman
As MB became well-known, she has frequently been invited to contribute to collections of short fiction for young people, sometimes to benefit worthy causes. She has stories in, for instance, Dare to Be Different...
Employer J. K. Rowling
Her first job (apart from working as an assistante or part-time language teacher in Paris, and secretarial temping jobs, one of them with a publisher) was to work for Amnesty International in London...
Employer Pat Arrowsmith
PA began work as an assistant editor for Amnesty International this year. She continued the work until her retirement in 1994.
“The Knitting Circle”. London South Bank University: Lesbian and Gay Staff Association.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
Family and Intimate relationships Judith Kazantzis
Judith Pakenham made her first marriage, in 1963, to a lawyer named Alec Kazantzis . She had two children, Miranda Elizabeth , born in 1964, and Arthur Constantine , born in 1967. She has written...
Family and Intimate relationships Maud Gonne
Sean MacBride's Irish nationalist politics led him into a career as a journalist, politician, lawyer, and eventually human rights activist. Having lied about his age when still in his teens to graduate from the youth...
Material Conditions of Writing J. K. Rowling
Joanne Rowling wrote her first story at the age of six: Rabbit, inspired by Richard Scarry . The Seven Cursed Diamonds, also written at primary school, owed more to E. Nesbit . She...
politics Ali Smith
Photographer Tom Craig 's 2010 collection Writing on the Edge: Great Contemporary Writers on the Front Line of Crisis includes an essay from AS concerning the immigrant situation at the Moroccan-Spanish border. Journeying through Rabat...
politics Pat Arrowsmith
Between these years, PA was jailed eleven times as a political prisoner; twice she was adopted as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International .
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
Reception Gillian Slovo
In 2009 she received an award from Amnesty International for an article she wrote on children in detention.
“Gillian Slovo”.
Textual Features J. K. Rowling
JKR develops a tightly though unobtrusively structured argument around her chosen themes of failure and imagination. She begins with the necessary light-hearted jokes (most memorably, as she suggests, about leading astray the graduates before her...


28 May 1961
Amnesty , later Amnesty International, was founded when a British lawyer, Peter Benenson , published an article in the Observer entitled The Forgotten Prisoners.
10 December 1977
Amnesty International , the London-based organization for monitoring the treatment of political prisoners, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
March 1979
Dr Robert Irwin was interviewed by Independent Television about his treatment of police prisoners who showed signs of torture; a week later a government report appeared.