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Iceland Post honors Amnesty International

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Iceland Post has released a stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Amnesty International.

Amnesty International is an international organization fighting for human rights all around the world. Amnesty was founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson, a Bristish lawyer. The organization is concerned with human rights regardless of politics, religious matters or ideology. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1977.

The emblem for Amnesty is based on a candle encircled in barbed wire. The Icelandic section of Amnesty International was formally founded in the Nordic House in Reykjavik on September 15th 1974. Amnesty International has promoted increased awareness of human rights in Iceland and has positively affected the live of numerous victims of human rights violations.

The stamp was designed by Orn Smari Gislason.

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