Write for Rights Evening

Write for Rights evening
© Ruth Breddal

On Monday 2nd December 2013, we were joined by Anne Roberts, the Mayor of Woking, to take part in our annual Write for Rights event. As well as signing lots of cards to support prisoners of conscience overseas, we also made good use of the chocolate available!

On Saturday 7th December in Woking town centre, the Woking group will be inviting passers-by to sign a card to support those being persecuted or denied their rights, whether because of race, politics, gender, faith, sexuality, or even none of the above. Please do come and sign a card (or two) and make a difference in someone's life this Christmas.

This year's cases:

  • Afghan Women Skills Development Centre - protecting women facing violence
  • The Bolotnaya Three - imprisoned for peaceful protest in Russia
  • COFADEH - justice for the "disappeared" in Honduras
  • Eskinder Nega - imprisoned in Ethiopia for speaking out
  • Ihar Tsikhanyuk - beaten by police in Belarus for LGBT activism
  • Jabeur Mejri - jailed for 7 years in Tunisia for posting on Facebook 
  • Kalpana Chakma - campaiging for indigenous people in Bangladesh
  • Laísa Santos Sampaio - death threats and family murdered for environmental campaining in Brazil
  • Miriam López - torture survivor fighting for justice in Mexico
  • Nabi Saleh - villagers facing violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Dr Tun Aung - a prisoner of conscience in Burma
  • Yorm Bopha - NOW RELEASED - following imprisonment on false charges in Cambodia
  • WOZA - women of Zimbabwe standing up for rights and freedoms

If you don't live in Woking, you can still get involved by visiting https://www.amnesty.org.uk/about-write-rights

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