Amnesty's In Their Own Words Podcast

Amnesty's In Their Own Words Podcast

United Kingdom

Hear the fist hand accounts from some of the most famous prisoners and former prisoners in the world of their lives and persecution.

Episodes

In Their Own Words 04 - Nabeel Rajab  

Free speech doesn't exist in Bahrain today. Yet Nabeel Rajab has spent his whole life speaking out - and facing the consequences - in the hope that one day people in Bahrain may one day be able to speak and move freely. He's been imprisoned many times for his human rights work - from peacefully protesting to tweeting about the government. Yet still Nabeel is determined to keep speaking out. This is a man on the frontline of human rights, fighting desperately for rights that many of us take for granted. Find out more at: www.amnesty.org.uk/nabeel Our In Their Own Words podcast brings you the first hand accounts of some of the most famous prisoners and former prisoners in the world. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.

In Their Own Words 03 - Peter Greste  

Peter Greste was working as a reporter in Egypt in 2013, doing some extra cover over the Christmas period. Overnight and out of the blue, Peter and his colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy were arrested - simply for doing their jobs as journalists. Their imprisonment sparked a worldwide campaign for their release. Hear from Peter on his experience of solitary confinement, how he managed to stay strong in the face of injustice, and why he's now speaking out for press freedom, as journalism becomes an increasingly dangerous job. Find out more at: www.amnesty.org.uk/peter Our In Their Own Words podcast brings you the first hand accounts of some of the most famous prisoners and former prisoners in the world. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.

In Their Own Words - Chelsea Manning and Michelle Hendley  

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 she remains now. Who is Chelsea? How did she come to blow the whistle? And how is she transitioning in military prison? Chelsea is barred from speaking to us directly, so actress Michelle Hendley has lent her voice to Chelsea’s words for this episode of Amnesty’s In Their Own Words podcast. Find out more at: www.amnesty.org.uk/words Our In Their Own Words podcast brings you the first hand accounts of some of the most famous prisoners and former prisoners in the world. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.

In Their Own Words - Chen Guangcheng and Christian Bale  

Christian Bale tells the remarkable story of his friend Chen Guangcheng, a blind self-taught lawyer, who took on the Chinese government’s one-child policy and defended women against forced late-term abortions and forced sterilisation. He risked everything to stand up for what he believed in and paid the price. As a result of his work, he was targeted by the government and was held under house arrest with his wife and daughter enduring months of isolation and physical and mental abuse until his dramatic escape. Christian Bale recalls being attacked during his own dramatic attempt to visit Guangcheng under house arrest in China. Outraged at Guangcheng’s treatment, he has remained a supporter and friend. Guangcheng is one of the only Chinese dissidents to successfully escape the country to tell the tale of the persecution he faced from the secretive world super power. Find out more at: www.amnesty.org.uk/words Our In Their Own Words podcast brings you the first hand accounts of some of the most famous prisoners and former prisoners in the world. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.

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