On December 10th 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document setting out the basic rights due to all persons everywhere. Each year about this time, Amnesty International celebrates the anniversary with a world-wide letter writing campaign highlighting a dozen cases representative of the kind of work we do all year long. This year’s cases are listed below.
In Seattle, we will be meeting at Chaco Canyon Cafe in the University District on Sunday December 4th, from 3:00 – 5:00PM. 4757 12th Ave NE, intersection of NE 50th St. and 12th Ave NE.
Please join us, in person or online, in taking a stance against injustice everywhere.
America: Leonard Peltier (Native American activist)
America: Edward Snowden (internet activist)
Azerbaijian: Bayram & Giyas (political graffiti)
Cameroon: Fomusoh Ivo Feh (jailed for texting)
Canada: Peace River community (indigenous land rights)
China: Ilham Tohti (advocate for ethnic tolerance)
Egypt: Shawkan (journalist)
Indonesia: Johan Teterissa (flag waving)
Iran: Zeynab Jalalian (Kurdish activist)
Malawi: Annie Alfred (Albino body part harvesting)
Peru: Máxima Acuña (farmer’s land rights)
Turkey: Eren Keskin (human rights lawyer)