Amnesty leader dies in crash

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LONDON (Reuter) - Amnesty International's executive chief, Annette Fischer, has died in a car crash in Italy, the human rights organisation announced yesterday.

Mrs Fischer, 46, and her husband, Carl Eli Fischer, were killed in a head-on collision in heavy rain in Florence on Saturday as they travelled to Denmark after an Italian holiday, Amnesty said.

A Dane, Mrs Fischer was elected chairwoman of Amnesty's International Executive Committee in 1991. She was also chairwoman of the Danish section from 1986 to 1989.