Ai Weiwei

Amnesty International to honor Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and folk singer Joan Baez

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and U.S. folk singer Joan Baez will receive Amnesty International’s top human rights awards, the organization announced in a statement Tuesday.

The Ambassador of Conscience Award “is a celebration of those unique individuals who have used their talents to inspire many, many others to take injustice personally,” Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said in the statement.

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