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Prisoner of Conscience Tree : 19-Feb-2014
Prisoner of Conscience Tree : 19-Feb-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A tree planted by Amnesty International commemorates the release in May 1989 of Yusuf Abdillah Kahin, a Somalia Prisoner of Conscience.

Amnesty International campaigns for the release of prisoners of conscience – people who have been jailed because of their political, religious or other conscientiously-held beliefs, ethnic origin, sex, color, language, national or social origin, economic status, birth, sexual orientation or other status, provided that they have neither used nor advocated violence.

Amnesty International has championed the rights of prisoners of conscience since the organization’s founding in 1961, and thousands of prisoners of conscience have been released from jail following action on their behalf by Amnesty International.

Location

Address:The Grand Parade & Linden Street, Sutherland Park , Sutherland, 2232
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.02913
Long: 151.054987
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:May 1989

Dedication

Front Inscription

               PLANTED BY 
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 
       SUTHERLAND GROUP 
to commemorate the release in May 1989 
                        of

YUSUF ABDILLAHI KAHIN 
a Somali Prisoner of Conscience

Councillor Doug McNeill      Robert Tickner MP
Shire President                    Amnesty International

 

Source: MA
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