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Free Aster

Poster requesting the release of Aster Fissehatsion
Poster prepared by the Southampton City group to ask for the release of Aster Fissehatsion on International Women's Day © Amnesty Southampton-City group

Aster Fissehatsion was an Eritrean politician. She was arrested in 2001 for signing an open letter to the President asking for democracy and a constitution. She had no trial and has not been heard of since. If still alive, she is one of thousands of detainees in Eritrea’s network of prisons, at daily risk of torture and ill-treatment.

You can download the attached poster that we have prepared to ask for her release and tweet it on International Women's Day.   You can also download a template letter that you can send to the Eritrean Embassy in London (or in your own country).

You can find more information on Aster at

and read an article written by her son at

with a related news item at


Poster for tweet
Letter to Eritrean embassy
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