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Re: Phil Zimmermann/Amnesty International?
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- Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 11:15:00 -0400
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In message "Phil Zimmermann/Amnesty International?", [email protected] writes:
> > I was wondering if the Zimmermann case would be a proper concern of
> > Amnesty International. [snip]
> I've heard that A.I. does not discuss political persecution as much in
> the countries that are doing it, since they do not want to offend the
> powers-that-be in that country, though they will note a case in another
> country. (In other words, if A.I. did note the PRZ case they'd only
> discuss it outside the United States.)
> This is just speculation though...
You're right on the speculation; A.I. has no such policy. As a matter of
fact, they will meet face to face with government officials to seek the
release of 'prisoners of conscious' - which is a possible category for
Phil Z. Though Phil, despite what we may think, is not a prisoner, yet..