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Amnesty International has no position on Persian Gulf war

(Editor's note: The Tech received a copy of this letter addressed to members of the MIT community.)

In light of the ongoing conflicts in the Persian Gulf, I would like to address Amnesty International's position regarding the war. Many students have approached me and expressed outrage that AI has not sided with peace activists and become vociferous anti-war advocates.

It is not the policy of Amnesty International to adopt a political position regarding any situation, no less the war. Our role is limited to maintaining a vigilant watch over those who may commit violations against human rights, and we express our condemnation accordingly.

Although we as individuals would like nothing more than world-wide peace, we believe that you are free to take any action and position on the war that your conscience dictates.

Grace Koo '92->

President->

Amnesty International at MIT->