Amnesty's In Their Own Words
By Amnesty International UK
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Exclusive remarkable real-life stories from around the world. From Chelsea Manning in high-security military prison, to the longest-serving solitary prisoner in the US, these are the voices you need to hear.
||CleanAtena Farghadani and Nazanin Boniadi - S2, Ep4||Imprisoned for drawing a cartoon and prosecuted for shaking hands with her lawyer in prison – this is one young woman’s real-life nightmare. Artist & activist Atena Farghadani tells her story from Iran. Her words are spoken in English by Nazanin Bo.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Kelly - S2, Ep3||A heartbreaking story of a long campaign for justice in the UK. Steve's brother, Mike, was killed in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, when 96 people died in a crush at a football stadium. Fans like Mike were blamed for the deaths, but Steve and oth...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKhadija Ismayilova - S2, Ep2||A journalist blackmailed by her government in the most personal way||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlbert Woodfox - S2, Ep1||Albert Woodfox endured 44 years in solitary confinement - more than anyone else in the US. When he was imprisoned in Louisiana in the 1970s, racism was rife. Albert took a stand - and it cost him. Hear why Albert was punished over the odds and how he s.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNabeel Rajab - S1, Ep4||Free speech doesn't exist in Bahrain today. Yet Nabeel Rajab has spent his whole life speaking out - and facing horrific consequences - in the hope that one day people in Bahrain may one day be able to speak and move freely. This is his story.||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Greste - S1, Ep3||Former prisoner and Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was jailed in Egypt simply for reporting the news. Hear Peter talk about the nightmare that followed and how he survived solitary confinement.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChelsea Manning and Michelle Hendley - S1, Ep2||Hear from the world’s most famous whistleblower. Chelsea Manning is known around the world for leaking details of human rights abuses to Wikileaks during the Iraq war. As a result, she was dealt a harsh 35-year sentence in US military prison, where sh||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChen Guangcheng and Christian Bale - S1, Ep1||Christian Bale tells the story of Chen Guangcheng, who was kept under house arrest in China, tortured and abused in his home - before he made a dramatic escape.||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Review Chelsea Mannings In her Own Voice
Truth is absolutely essential to our democracy and to the world for change that will heal all of us... Chelsea tells her story not for gain or worth but to be true to herself as she has explored her life's realities... She has sacrificed herself to uncover the killing of innocents that took place unnecessarily by our military... Because of this podcast I am reminded of her ongoing suffering and courage and pray for her release and commend Amnesty International for standing by her and working on her behalf!!!!! Thank you for giving prisoners a voice ... If we lose our compassion we will lose what is worthy in this world ... Our humanity and our ability to show mercy and love ... That which frees each of us and enriches us and heals... Thank you Chelsea for your honesty and open heartedness and open mindedness... And your bravery by shining light on the darkest causes of what is unfolding now in the Middle East... May your suffering and seclusion end soon, very soon... Prayers and blessings of strength through it all... You are a gift, a spokesman for peace... Pure gratitude to you and for you... And to all those working in Amnesty International... Best wishes to you all, and especially to you Chelsea!!!!
Many of the stories are tragic and even a bit hard to listen to, but it is important to listen to them and understand some of the greatest injustices in different countries around the world. I can't wait for Season 3