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Peter Benenson
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1921
Death: Feb. 25, 2004

Social Reformer. He was the founder of the human rights organization Amnesty International. Benenson set up the organization in 1961 after reading an article about the arrest and imprisonment of two students in a cafe in Lisbon, Portugal, who had drunk a toast to liberty. He initially set up Amnesty, which is based in London, as a one-year campaign, but it went on to become the world's largest independent human rights organizations. Currently, it has more than 1.8 million members and supporters worldwide. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Feb 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10530930
Peter Benenson
Added by: Ron Moody
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- Donna
 Added: May. 17, 2009
- brenda joyce
 Added: Jul. 31, 2008
Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Feb. 23, 2008
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