giovedì 27 settembre 2012

Pakistan: Unauthorised Amnesty International activities.

Index: ASA 33/015/2012
25 September 2012

Amnesty International has become aware of the misuse of its name and logo in Pakistan. We are
aware of a number of individuals and organisations operating under various names which might
appear to be associated with Amnesty International, including ‘Amnesty Pakistan’ and ‘AI Pakistan’.
At least one such organisation is collecting membership fees from individuals.
These activities are not authorized by Amnesty International and none of these organisations
represent Amnesty International in Pakistan any way. Whilst Amnesty International has a very active
Pakistan team that visits the country several times each year, it does not have an office in Pakistan
or permanent base in Pakistan, nor does it have representatives authorised to speak on its behalf
residing in Pakistan.
If you are in doubt about the identity or authority of an Amnesty International delegate, or would like
further information about Amnesty International’s work on the human rights situation in Pakistan,
please contact the International Secretariat via our website or
call +44-20-74135500.
Amnesty International acknowledges and appreciates the desire for people in Pakistan and
elsewhere to take part in its human rights movement. Pakistan residents wishing to join Amnesty
International are invited to register as international members through the organisation’s website This is at present the sole route to membership within Pakistan and
many other countries and is free of charge. International members in Pakistan are not authorised to
speak on behalf of or in the name of Amnesty International.
For the last 50 years, Amnesty international has worked for the promotion, protection and respect of
human rights throughout the world. Its actions are impartial and independent of any government,
political ideology, economic interest or religion.

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