Amnesty shines a light on the Welsh assembly to launch election campaign

  • World-renowned Welsh artist Michael Bosanko produces iconic new image
  • Activists seek pledges from Assembly candidates to Stand for Human Rights

Amnesty International today (Thursday, 27 Jan), launches its campaign pledge for candidates in the 2011 Welsh Assembly Elections in May, with a new work undertaken by light graffiti artist Michael Bosanko.

Welsh artist Bosanko has made his name world-wide with his unique light pictures, and his image featuring the Senedd will illustrate the Amnesty campaign calling for all candidates to Stand for Human Rights.

Amnesty members around Wales will be asked to contact the candidates in the May elections in their constituencies and regions and ask them to have their photograph take with an Amnesty placard that says “I Stand for Human Rights”. The photographs will be featured online at www.amnesty.org.uk/wales.
Cathy Owens, Amnesty International’s Programme Director for Wales said

“It is so exciting that Michael has agreed to do this for us. He is forever jetting around the World extending his portfolio and featuring iconic places and buildings, and we are very pleased he has found the time to help us share our message.”

“We will be asking all the candidates to pledge to Stand for Human Rights. These are not just abstract concepts of great concern in trouble spots around the World. We are talking about the right to be treated well as an older person in Wales, the right to be protected from violence, better services for victims of trafficking and other forms of violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, and better ways to make sure we are working with overseas governments in the right way.”

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