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Amnesty Pakistan news
Friday, February 22, 2013
Amnesty International UK
Dear Arshad, I’m glad to share the news that Gao Zhisheng,
a Chinese lawyer locked up for speaking out about human rights, has
been allowed a visit from his family for the first time in nine months.
His wife, Geng He, expressed the family’s gratitude to everyone who
has supported Gao. She said this visit ‘could not be achieved without
the international community’s concerns and the effort and support from
the membership of Amnesty International.’
I’d like to add my thanks too to everyone who emailed the Chinese
authorities, sent Gao cards as part of this year’s Write for Rights
campaign, or donated to our ongoing work to free him.
rights defender Mao Hengfeng has been released from police detention.
Her husband believes it was calls from within China and around the world
that led the authorities to allow Mao, who has suffered from poor
health, to serve the rest of her sentence at home. She is now resting
and sent thanks to everyone who campaigned on her behalf.
14 February, the 11th anniversary of Shaker Aamer's arrival at
Guantánamo Bay, we handed in your 20,000-strong petition to President
Obama, care of the US Embassy in London. Together with 30,000 more
supporters in the States you’ve sent a strong message to the US
authorities: either charge former UK resident Shaker, or bring him home.
is due to hold elections some time this year. Along with activists in
the country such as our friends at Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), we
are concerned they will be marked by the same bloodshed and repression
seen when the country last went to the polls in 2008. We are calling on
Zimbabwe’s neighbours in southern Africa to use their influence to keep
you think of a better way to spend a Summer night than cycling the
near-empty streets of London, taking in lit-up landmarks such as Tower
Bridge? If not, then sign up for Nightrider on 8-9 June 2013. This 100km
cycle ride is a great way to challenge yourself, see another side to
the capital - and raise money for our vital work to protect human
marks one year since Pussy Riot's protest in Moscow’s Christ the
Saviour cathedral. Two of the band, Maria and Nadezhda, are currently
being held in a Russian penal colony. However, the campaign to free them
goes on, with US punk band Anti Flag the latest to add their talents in
support of the women.