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Manx Amnesty thanks everyone who got involved in ‘Write for Rights’

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Manx Amnesty International members have thanked everyone who braved last Saturday’s weather to send messages of hope to victims of injustice around the world.

‘Write for Rights’ is an annual campaign during the festive season, when Amnesty members encourage the public to send cards to individuals and organisations unjustly arrested or threatened with violence.

This year these included a Burmese man who tried to prevent ethnic conflict, a Honduran organisation trying to trace those ‘disappeared’ by security forces, and the families of Brazilian environmentalists shot by contract killers for campaigning against illegal logging.

Manx Amnesty activist Stuart Hartill said: ‘Even our hardiest volunteers must have thought twice before battling that horrendous wind and rain, so we’re doubly grateful to everyone who saw or heard the appeal and then braved the conditions to show seasonal solidarity.

‘To us, every signature on every card that day was a small victory for human rights.’

 

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