Invitation to offer messages of hope

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The island branch of Amnesty International is inviting Manx residents to send seasonal greetings to someone who is being denied their human rights.

Members will be at the One World Centre shop in Duke Street, Douglas, this Saturday (December 14) from 11am to offer guidance to anyone who wishes to take part.

‘Write for Rights’ is an annual Amnesty campaign over Christmas and New Year, during which members encourage the public to both join calls for unjustly detained individuals to be freed and to send them messages of hope. This year’s cases include young Afghani women seeking education, bloggers and journalists imprisoned for criticising governments, communities made landless by deals between politicians and foreign corporations and the families of people, ‘disappeared’ by paramilitaries.

Organiser Stuart Hartill said: ‘I challenge anyone to look at our highly varied list of individuals and organisations without finding someone there worth helping.’

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