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Prisoners of Conscience : 16-September-2011
Prisoners of Conscience : 16-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A shrine commemorates people who have become martyrs and prisoners of conscience.

Prisoner of conscience (POC) is a term coined by Peter Benenson in a 28 May 1961 article ("The Forgotten Prisoners") for the London Observer newspaper. Most often associated with the human rights organisation Amnesty International, the term can refer to anyone imprisoned because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, or political views. It also refers to those who have been imprisoned and/or persecuted for the non-violent expression of their conscientiously held beliefs.


Address:Gisborne & Albert Streets, St. Peters Anglican Church, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.809727
Long: 144.975253
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Religious Object
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription


This Shrine Commemorates
The Martyrs And Prisoners
Of Conscience Of The
Contemporary Era.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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