"Amnesty International's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the right to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. Amnesty International is an independent worldwide movement. Its purpose is to work impartially for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and an end to torture and execution in all cases. Prisoners of conscience are defined as people detained because of their beliefs, race, ethnic origin, language, or religion. These people are those who have neither used nor advocated violence. Amnesty international is independent of any political, idiological or religious affliation and is funded by donations from its members and supporters around the world."