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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
This shrine commemorates the martyrs and prisoners of conscience of the contemporary era.