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READ THE TEXT AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. Amnesty International

A British lawyer called Peter Benenson decided to found Amnesty International one day in 1961 in the London underground when he read in the newspaper that two Portuguese students had been arrested for toasting liberty and freedom. He immediately wrote an article announcing the launching of a one-year campaign called "Appeal for Amnesty". The object was to obtain amnesty for all political and religious prisoners of conscience. Within a month more than a thousand people from various countries had sent in offers of practical help. In 1977 Amnesty International was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1978 the UN Human Rights Prize. Today Amnesty International has over one million members, supporters and subscribers. Lately, we have seen the eastern countries introduce, step by step, codes of human rights protecting their own citizens and though, of course, there are very black spots in the world, nonetheless all over the globe human rights is a word that is on every tongue. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement independent of any government, political persuasion or religious creed. It plays a specific role in the international protection of human rights. Amnesty International seeks the release of prisoners of conscience; these are people detained for their beliefs, colour, sex, ethnic origin, language or religion who have not used or advocated violence. Amnesty International works for fair and prompt trial for all political prisoners and on behalf of political prisoners detained without charge or trial and, besides, it opposes the death penalty and torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of all prisoners without reservation.

SAY WHETHER THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE OR FALSE. QUOTE FROM THE TEXT TO JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWER:

1. Peter Benenson's job had nothing to do with the law. 2. The reason why he decided to found Amnesty International was an article he read in 1961. 3. He immediately made public his intention to start a campaign that would last one year. 4. In less than a month over 1000 British people had offered to help. 5. 16 years after its foundation Amnesty International got the Nobel Peace Prize. 6. There are more than one million people cooperating with Amnesty International in one way or another. 7. The eastern countries, however, have not yet introduced any laws on human rights. 8. Amnesty International is an international organisation which does not depend on any government, political ideas or religion. 9. Prisoners of conscience are sent to prison because of their race, religious beliefs, etc. 10. Amnesty International supports the death penalty. • MAKE A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE TEXT (25 TO 50 WORDS) WRITE A COMPOSITION ON THE TOPIC RACISM IN SPAIN (80 TO 120 WORDS)