Document - Unauthorised Amnesty International training programme advertised in the Republic of Ghana and in Senegal

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL�PUBLIC STATEMENT

21 March 2013

AI Index: AFR 05/002/2013

UNAUTHORISED AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ADVERTISED IN THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA AND IN SENEGAL

Amnesty International has become aware of the misuse of its name, relating to an advertised six-month training programme. Interested parties are asked to complete an application form, choose a location (London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo or Toronto) and enclose a registration fee of USD200. These communications have been sent to recipients in Ghana, and ask recipients to contact the “regional coordinator in Sénégal”.

These communications, and any such training programme are not authorized by Amnesty International. Amnesty International does not currently offer such a training programme in any of the above locations or any other.

If you are in doubt about the identity or authority of an Amnesty International programme or delegate, please contact: AI Ghana on +233 (0) 30 2 220 81 / info@amnestyghana.org; AI Senegal on +221 (0) 338 825 47 38 / aisenegal@sentoo.sn / asenegal@sections.amnesty.org; or Amnesty’s International Secretariat through the website www.amnesty.org/contact or on +44 (0) 207 413 5500.

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