Thursday, October 10, 2013

Human Rights Action Update Oct. 3-10

Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012
Human rights defender Cao Shunli, who was taken away by police on 14 September at Beijing Capital International Airport, has been arbitrarily detained. She is a prisoner of conscience and may have been subjected to enforced disappearance. Her whereabouts and legal status are unconfirmed.  Please act on her behalf.

Social activist Adela Gómez Martínez’s health is at risk while she is in a prison in El Amate de Cintalapa, Chiapas State, Mexico. There is fear for her safety and that the detention could be a reprisal for her activism.   Please act for her.

The teachers' union is in danger of being decertified. Their crime? Allowing retirees and employees who have been dismissed to remain members of the union. The government is using this tactic, which violates all union practices in the world, to try to break public sector unions. Please join the protest.

Andy Hall is a researcher who defends the rights of migrants in Thailand, including migrants from Burma. Instead of investigating his charges, a case has been trumped up against him. Please join the call from the UK Burma campaign to have the charges against him dropped.

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