Amnesty International Sunday
Our Amnesty International group at UCM has selected two cases for letter-writing this Sunday. Both have email addresses so that you can download the attached letters, sign and scan, and then send directly by email.
The first case is a group of men from the Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran, three of face death sentences for “confessing” to crimes against state security under torture conditions. Another man has “disappeared” and three others face life imprisonment, all for advocating better rights for their Ahwazi Arab minority fellow citizens.
The second case is supporting Margarita Yudina, a lady who protested in St. Petersburg against the prison sentence for opposition leader Alexei Navalny. She was arrested and faces a jail term, and her sons have been threatened with conscription into the Russian army. This ‘selective conscription’ threat has been used to intimidate many young Russian protesters.
Please copy email@example.com on your email letters. You may also go to the Amnesty International Canada website and sign petitions directly on their website, but please let John Rowell know if you have done so.
Thank you for your support of these courageous human rights defenders.