Category Archive: Letter Writing

Apr 09

Al Jazeera’s Journalists are Going to Trial

Al Jazeera journalists on trial

Ask Egypt to Release These Journalists Immediately Three Al Jazeera English journalists,┬áPeter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed, have been detained without trial for about two months. They have been in police custody since December 29, as they’ve been accused of “spreading lies harmful to state security and joining a terrorist organization.” Specifically, they are …

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Apr 08

Tell China to Put Re-Education Labor Camps in the Past

re-education through labor

This Includes Those Who Brought Light to the Issue in The First Place China made headlines several months ago for its announcement to abolish re-education camps. These labor camps existed for over 50 years and imprisoned millions without trial, many of them are offenders of minor crimes, religious activists such as members of the Falun …

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Apr 07

Protect the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression

freedom of assembly Russia

Stop Russia From Making Street Protests a Crime Russia already has restrictive rules governing public assemblies, where a violation of the legal requirements for demonstrations entails a fine of 20,000 rubles ($570) or up to 40 hours of community service. A new draft law in the State Duma increases these penalties and introduces jail time …

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