Posted: November 2015
In the words of Amnesty International, "It takes only a few minutes to write a card or letter. But this simple act means a lot to someone whose rights are being abused. For a prisoner wrongly detained, for family members waiting for news of a relative or a torture survivor fighting for justice, cards bearing messages of solidarity are a source of hope, strength and inspiration."
So will you join us in supporting this year's campaign with a card, letter, email or tweet? Listen to Nigerian Moses Akatugba, who was tortured in prison and sentenced to death for a crime he says he never committed. In 2015, following last year's Amnesty campaign for him, he was officially pardoned and released. He said, "I've never met these people but they used their time, money, energy and I received thousands of letters and cards from them...They are the reason I am free; they are my heroes."
The question is, will you be a hero for one of the 12 people across the globe, highlighted in this year's campaign? You too can help to influence the authorities 'to address cruelty and injustice. Presidents, police chiefs and prison governors take note when they receive appeals to release a prisoner, stop the harassment of an activist or change an unjust law.' You can help in one of two ways. You can click here and order your own copy of 'Write for Rights 2015'. Or you can support one or more of the cases we will feature on this website during the next two weeks. The Amnesty Campaign is from 1st November to 31st December. Be a hero. Write for Rights!
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