8 episodes

Exclusive remarkable real-life stories from around the world. From Chelsea Manning in high-security military prison, to the longest-serving solitary prisoner in the US, these are the voices you need to hear.

Amnesty's In Their Own Words Amnesty International

    • News
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Exclusive remarkable real-life stories from around the world. From Chelsea Manning in high-security military prison, to the longest-serving solitary prisoner in the US, these are the voices you need to hear.

    Atena Farghadani and Nazanin Boniadi - S2, Ep4

    Atena Farghadani and Nazanin Boniadi - S2, Ep4

    Imprisoned for drawing a cartoon and prosecuted for shaking hands with her lawyer in prison – this is one young woman’s real-life nightmare. Artist and activist Atena Farghadani tells her story from Iran, where she has faced horrific punishment for daring to speak out. Her words are voiced in English by actress Nazanin Boniadi. In Their Own Words is a podcast from Amnesty International, where people around the world tell their extraordinary stories of fighting for their rights. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 38 min
    Steve Kelly - S2, Ep3

    Steve Kelly - S2, Ep3

    A heartbreaking story of a long campaign for justice in the UK. Steve's brother, Mike, was killed in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, when 96 people died in a crush at a football stadium. Fans like Mike were blamed for the deaths, but Steve and others knew that something was amiss. In Their Own Words is a podcast from Amnesty International, where people around the world tell their extraordinary stories of fighting for their rights. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 40 min
    Khadija Ismayilova - S2, Ep2

    Khadija Ismayilova - S2, Ep2

    A journalist suspected she was being watched, but she didn't expect to be secretly filmed in her bedroom and blackmailed with the tapes - by her government.
    Khadija Ismayilova tells her story from Azerbaijan, where she has been publicly shamed and imprisoned by the state for daring to investigate and report on corruption at the highest levels of government.
    In Their Own Words is a podcast from Amnesty International, where people around the world tell their extraordinary stories of fighting for their rights. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 29 min
    Albert Woodfox - S2, Ep1

    Albert Woodfox - S2, Ep1

    Albert Woodfox endured 44 years in solitary confinement - more than anyone else in the US. When he was imprisoned in Louisiana in the 1970s, racism was rife. Albert took a stand - and it cost him. Hear why Albert was punished over the odds and how he survived 44 years in isolation.
    In Their Own Words is a podcast from Amnesty International, where people around the world tell their extraordinary stories of fighting for their rights. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 39 min
    Nabeel Rajab - S1, Ep4

    Nabeel Rajab - S1, Ep4

    Free speech doesn't exist in Bahrain today. Yet Nabeel Rajab has spent his whole life speaking out - and facing the consequences - in the hope that one day people in Bahrain may one day be able to speak and move freely.
    He's been imprisoned many times for his human rights work - from peacefully protesting to tweeting about the government. Yet still Nabeel is determined to keep speaking out. This is a man on the frontline of human rights, fighting desperately for rights that many of us take for granted.
    In Their Own Words is a podcast from Amnesty International, where people around the world tell their extraordinary stories of fighting for their rights. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 31 min
    Peter Greste - S1, Ep3

    Peter Greste - S1, Ep3

    Overnight and out of the blue, Peter Greste and his colleagues were arrested - simply for doing their jobs as journalists in Egypt, in 2013. Their arrest and imprisonment sparked a worldwide campaign for their release. Hear from Peter on his experience of solitary confinement, how he managed to stay strong in the face of injustice, and why he's now speaking out for press freedom, as journalism becomes an increasingly dangerous job.
    In Their Own Words is a podcast from Amnesty International, where people around the world tell their extraordinary stories of fighting for their rights. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Texasforever50 ,

Amazingly heart wrenching

Just listened to the steve Kelly podcast and must admit it was the first podcast to ever make me cry. These are incredible true stories that take you through the full spectrum of emotions but leave you in the end feeling like there is some hope for humanity! Good work AI. More like this.

Haribo_00 ,

Great podcast

Love this from Amnesty - compelling stories, well told, great production

BelR99 ,

Listen to this

Humbling, harrowing in parts but inspiring, everyone should listen to this

Top Podcasts In News

More by Amnesty International