Peter Beneson

The work of Croydon Amnesty

Posted on October 24th, by Beverley Foulkes-Jones in Politics & Society. No Comments

Beverley Foulkes-Jones talks about the origins of Amnesty International and the work of the Croydon group

In 1961 barrister Sir Peter Beneson was travelling to work when he read a newspaper report about two Portuguese students in Lisbon arrested and sentenced to two years in prison for publicly making a toast to freedom. Beneson wondered if the Portuguese authorities could be persuaded to release the students … Read More »