Tag Archives: Write for Rights 2012

“They killed my son”

Dr Manoharan recalls the day when his son was gunned down by Sri Lanka’s security forces The last time I heard from my son, Ragihar, was a mobile phone text message. It just said: “DAD”. That was 2 January 2006. … Continue reading

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The word ‘hope’: Waiting for a husband to come back home

An interview with Natalia Pinchuk, wife of Ales Bialiatski, a prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience from Belarus. Ales is featured in our ongoing Write for Rights 2012 global letter writing event. By Amnesty International’s Svetlana Vorobyeva. I … Continue reading

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Write for Rights 2012/Iran: A husband’s message to activists

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights activist and a mother of young twins, was sentenced earlier this year to six years in prison on charges related to her human rights work. Right now, thousands of activists are taking part in … Continue reading

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Could 2012 be our most successful Write for Rights year yet?

By Joe Smith, a volunteer at Amnesty’s International Secretariat in London, UK. For months, Joe has invested his time and energy in organizing Write for Rights 2012 – the world’s largest letter-writing event, happening now across at least 78 countries … Continue reading

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