Amnesty International USA, Group 48
Group 48 is a local group of AIUSA – an official US section of Amnesty International, a human rights organization headquartered in London, UK. There are hundreds of AIUSA local and student groups around the US. Group 48 is based in Portland, Oregon and it is run by 100% volunteers. It has been around since 1973.
Its work started with prisoners of conscience and expanded to generate awareness for human rights abuses happening in certain regions of the world. Its current focuses include: the death penalty in Oregon, Central Africa, China, Central America, Indonesia/East Timor, and Darfur. Individual cases include a Guantanamo detainee, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedevof Russia.