|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
EXECUTION OF CHILDREN
In Yemen, 200 youngsters are locked in a cramped jail, 40 to a cell, waiting to hear whether their government will execute them. But in just 24 hours we have a rare moment to end this child killing when Yemeni ministers meet with Western governments for a major London summit. You can join a petition that will be delivered at the meeting to help shame the Yemini government on this issue. Now is the day.
THAI JOURNALIST SENTENCED
Somyot Prueksakasemsuk has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for criticizing the King of Thailand. I append an Amnesty Urgent Action posting issued before the sentencing for the details and the addresses. Please write to the Thai government to comply with international standards of freedom of expression.
ARMS CONTROL TREATY
On March 18 - 28, 2013 world leaders will convene to negotiate the first ever treaty that will help prevent keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers, such as armed groups and government forces that put children into combat. Please let President Obama know that the eyes of the world are on him since he holds the key to this issue.