02 January 2007

a lot of human rights victories in 2006...

in reflecting back on 2006 i'd have to say that it was a year marked by many key successes both here in the united states and abroad...and as an active volunteer activist with amnesty international you helped make it all possible by becoming members, writing letters, doing public education by hosting movie screenings and dvd viewings, marching to stop violence against women, lobbying c0ngresspersons and senators, attending trainings, and organizing meetings...

these are just a few of the things you helped accomplish last year:
  • LGBT NGO's granted consultative status at the UN...

  • Mikalay Astreyka was conditionally released from prison in November...

  • Helen Berhane, a well-known Christian evangelical singer, was released from captivity in Eritrea...

  • On September 1, U.S. District Judge Raner Collins dismissed the case against humanitarian aid workers Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss. Sellz and Strauss had been charged with transporting undocumented migrants after providing assistance to three men found in apparently life-threatening condition in the Arizona desert last July...

  • Guantánamo detainee, Murat Kurnaz has been released!

  • Honduran prisoners of conscience Marcelino Miranda, Leonardo Miranda, and Feliciano Pineda Freed ...

  • On August 7th Amnesty International held ceasefire vigils around the world to show solidarity with victims and survivors on both sides of the conflict between Israel and Hizbulluh...

  • Vermont Passes Law to Protect Women in Prison from Custodial Sexual Misconduct ...

  • 115 Members of Congress Sign Letter Condemning Violence against Women in Guatemala ...

  • U.S. Legislation Condemns Murders of Women in Chihuahua, Mexico...

  • Prisoner of Conscience Hojjatoleslam Ezimi Qedimi is "Very Grateful" to Urgent Action
    ... "I am very grateful for the campaign which Amnesty started for my sake. I heard about the action while I was imprisoned. After I was released I saw letters while I was being interrogated by the security service. Your letters meant very much to me." ...

  • Prisoner of Conscience Gurbandurdy Durdykuliev has been released!...

  • Hu Jia, Prominent HIV/AIDS Activist, has been released! ...

  • 5 Human Rights Defenders Released without Charge by Sudanese Security Forces ...

  • Prisoner of Conscience Cheam Channy Released in Cambodia ...

  • Prisoner of Conscience GĂ©rard Jean-Juste has been released! ...

  • Mamun al-Humsi has been released! ...

  • Death Penalty Moratorium/Study Bill Passes in New Jersey ...

  • Violence Against Women Act is Renewed ...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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peace out <3

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