Thursday, October 25, 2012

Human Rights action Oct. 19-25

To Wafiq and any Muslim readers

We start as usual with China. 

Six villagers from Zhengding County, Hebei Province in China have been detained after petitioning for the release of a local Falun Gong practitioner. Three have been sentenced to Re-education through Labour (RTL) and three have been criminally charged. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. I append a link to the Urgent Action call.
You will need to open the link and then click on the download button to obtain the rtf file.  If anyone has difficulty with this, please email me and I will send you the call.
I also append a template letter.

Eric Lee has labor rights cases that require no more than a click and a few details. They include urgent action appeals from the Philippines and Korea and an update on a worsening situation in Zimbabwe, Please act.

Finally a local case involving the abuse of a religious freedom activist in Israel. Anat Hoffman was arrested, shackled, strip searched and made to sleep on a cell floor all for the crime of wearing a talit, singing Shma Yisrael and holding a Torah scroll at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  I append a link to a protest petition. Just click that you are not me and enter your own details to sign the petition.

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