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Amnesty International Seattle Virtual Write for Rights Event – June 26 2021

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June 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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Join us to write letters in support of human rights! Amnesty International Seattle will be hosting a virtual Write for Rights event on June 26th. It runs from 6pm to 8pm PDT.
Register here!

Please join us as we write letters from home (or wherever you’re attending the event from) in support of human rights. To learn more about Write for Rights, you can visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5cfj0jGAXU.

There’ll be seven cases in total.

  • Senator Leila De Lima is a prisoner of conscience in the Philippines. She was imprisoned on suspect charges after criticizing extra-judicial killings that occurred as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs.
  • Ciham Ali Ahmed disappeared in Eritrea at age 15 after trying to cross into Sudan and has been detained for more than eight years.
  • Prageeth Eknaligoda is a Sri Lankan journalist who disappeared in 2010 just before the presidential election.
  • Maura fled from Mexico to escape transgender-based violence and abuse. She’s been detained by ICE for more than two years.
  • Hossam Khalaf and Ola al-Qaradawi, a married couple, have been imprisoned in Egypt for nearly four years on unfounded charges.
  • Exiled Belarusian journalist and government critic, Raman Pratasevich, was unlawfully arrested with his partner Sofia Sapega on trumped-up “terrorism” charges solely for his journalistic work.
  • Human rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer have been arbitrarily detained by Egyptian authorities for more than 20 months without trial over unfounded terrorism-related accusations.