2005 Award Ceremony

The 2005 Ambassador of Conscience award ceremony was held in the National Stadium, Santiago de Chile, on Sunday 26th February when U2 and Paul McGuinness were presented with the Award by Chilean President Elect Dr. Michelle Bachelet. They were individually presented with a parchment citation of the award and a statuette entitled ‘Abrazo de Dos’ by Marcela Romagnoli. The event included a reading of ‘From the Republic of Conscience’ by renowned Chilean actor, Nissim Sharim. President Elect Dr. Michelle Bachelet was also presented with a framed, signed copy of the image from Paula Allen’s exhibition ‘Flowers in the Desert’, which is also available as a limited edition poster from Art for Amnesty.

Representatives of a number of human rights organisations - including La Agrupación de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos (Detainees Disappeared Relatives Association), the Fundación de Ayuda Social de las Iglesias Cristianas (Christian Churches' Social Aid Foundation) and the Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement) - were also present at the event and were presented with copies of the poem ‘From the Republic of Conscience’, signed by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.

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