Write a letter and change a life! Join thousands of others in calling for freedom and justice for people whose basic human rights are under attack. Write a letter, eat pizza and meet activists from your area! RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write4rights-pizza-party-happy-hour-at-clarkville-tickets-39057775859
Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights is a global letter-writing campaign to help release prisoners of conscience, bring torturers to justice, and change laws to protect people’s freedom.
This year’s campaign focuses on 12 people and communities who urgently need support, including:
Shakelia Jackson – When Shakelia’s brother was gunned down by police in 2014, she made sure that Jamaica’s independent investigators secured the crime scene. Tell the Prime Minister to protect Shackelia and ensure justice for all those killed by police.
Istanbul 10 – Right now, 10 people who have dedicated their lives to defending the human rights of journalists, activists and other dissenting voices in Turkey are themselves in danger.
Xulhaz Mannan – Nearly 18 months have passed since Xulhaz Mannan, a founder of Bangladesh’s only LGBTIQ magazine, and his colleague were hacked to death. Even though there are witnesses and ample evidence, the police investigation has stalled and Xulhaz’s killers have not been held accountable.
Your words have power! Learn more: https://write.amnestyusa.org You can also join us for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia, Amnesty USA on November 4th.
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