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

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The tree planted by Amnesty International commemorates the release in May 1989 of Yusuf Abdillah Kahin, a Somali 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.


Address:The Grand Parade & Linden Street, Sutherland Park , Sutherland, 2232
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.02913
Long: 151.054987
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:May 1989


Front Inscription

Planted by Amnesty International  

Sutherland Group

To commemorate the release in May 1989 of Yusuf Abdillah Kahin a Somali Prisoner of Conscience

Councillor Doug McNeill      Robert Tickner MP
Shire President                    Amnesty International

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