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Sept. 27, 2000
OSWEGO -- Amnesty International recently appointed Oswego State student Adzele Kitissou as an area student coordinator, one of two for New York state.
Kitissou, a junior from Oswego majoring in economics, is a member of the Coalition for Peace Education. She will begin a student chapter of Amnesty International at Oswego State in the spring.
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights movement working independently of all governments. It fights to release prisoners anywhere detained solely because of their beliefs, ethnic origin, gender, color or language and who have neither used nor advocated violence. It also advocates for fair and prompt trials for political prisoners and has begun a campaign against torture.
As area coordinator, Kitissou visits student chapters in Central and Western New York high schools and colleges. She is in charge of 18 chapters.
She said her responsibilities include making sure that the chapters' programs follow the proper guidelines that are required by Amnesty International, specifically making sure that the people that they are trying to help advocate non-violence and are outside of the United States.
The Oswego State student chapter should be ready in the spring and is recruiting, Kitissou said.
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