Journalist colleague Peter Greste, who had left Egypt, had also been convicted in his absence. April 28 Amnesty calls on Paraguay to repeal its draconian anti-abortion law after a year-old girl who became pregnant after she was repeatedly raped, allegedly by her stepfather, is denied the option of an abortion.
His conviction was based on a confession he was forced to sign after security service officers threatened his family.
Address and send your letter to the government official at the top of the sample letter. We write letters to demand that the rights of individuals are respected, protected and fulfilled. Every year, thousands of rapes are reported.
His family has not been allowed to visit him. Now free, he has written a letter offering his personal thanks to Amnesty International activists who spoke up for him: You can unsubscribe anytime or contact us for details. Su Su Nway is a labor activist who is serving a prison term of eight years and six months for raising a banner.
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May 6 The Chicago City Council passes landmark legislation providing reparations for torture committed by former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge and detectives under his command.
Now Indonesia must free Filep! Norma Cruz and other defenders in Guatemala face constant danger. Some of her relatives have also suffered threats and attacks.
A personal letter is often the most effective way to convince government offcials to take action. The Roma families were told that the move would be temporary, but six years later, local authorities have no plan to relocate them to adequate housing.
A central problem is the use of rape as a weapon of war by all sides in the Congo wars. General Ban Ki-moon to remove the head of the Peacekeeping Operation and triggering a call for reform of accountability measures for UN peacekeeping troops around the world.
She has also campaigned against forced abortions and forced evictions in China. Choose as many cases as you wish case files and sample letters below. Participate as an individual, or host an event and invite friends, family, and members of your community to join the call for human rights.
Amnesty International considers Su Su Nway to be a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for exercising her right to freedom of expression.
Erkin Musaev released after 11 years of wrongful imprisonment August 22, Erkin Musaev, a former Uzbekistani government official and UN employee, who was tortured and then wrongly imprisoned by the authorities, has written a letter of thanks to Amnesty International following his early release from prison last week.
They can offer HOPE to human rights defenders at risk. If you want to take action against human rights abuses and help those in need, then please stop by on Dec. Here are 18 important human rights developments that have taken place, or will take place, in September 8 A Union of Protection: Amnesty International calls on authorities in Iraq to release Walid Yunis Ahmad if he is not promptly charged and tried.
Everything you need to participate in Write for Rights is now available, including case summaries, sample letters, promotional materials, and helpful tips for holding a successful Write for Rights event these resources are all below as well. May 27 Nebraska becomes the 19th U. Urge the Myanmar authorities to release Su Su Nway immediately and unconditionally.
Many more rapes go unreported, because of the personal risk and shame associated with being attacked. Around 75 of them were relocated to metal shacks right next to a sewage plant.
The conditions are unsanitary and the horrible smell is unbearable. Although authorities have acknowledged that abuses took place, none of the perpetrators have been held accountable for the crimes committed against these women.
In August, Amnesty International had said the guilty verdicts handed down against the two journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were an affront to justice that sounded the death knell for freedom of expression in Egypt.
He remains in solitary confinement. The Congolese government, in collaboration with the UN, must develop a long-term, comprehensive action plan to end impunity for crimes committed in the country.Download poster/flyer. Join Amnesty International Pittsburgh (group 39) and many other inspiring Pittsburgh rights groups and community leaders on Wednesday, December 7, for our annual Write-a-thon and Human Rights Festival.
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Posted in Amnesty International, Middle East, Urgent Actions | Tagged Israel/Palestine conflict, Nabi Saleh, urgent actions, write for rights, write-a-thon | Leave a reply Human Rights Day: Write a Letter on Behalf of Prisoners of Conscience. WRITE-A-THON, DEC 10, 1PM TO 4PM 1 Benevolent St, Providence, RI Appeals for Prisoners-of Conscience 10 cases from Amnesty International and the Benenson Society Providence Sunday December 10th was a day of writing letters for prisoners of conscience.
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