Thursday, December 19, 2013

Human Rights Action Update Dec. 13-19

Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012
Advice for use of letter templates: if you download them from the cloud via the link, you  must further click on the download menu under the file tab to chose an editable format such as rtf or docx.

The activist Zhang Lin is at risk of being sentenced to five years in prison as a result of his peaceful activism defending his daughter’s right to education. It is believed that he has been targeted due to his association with the “New Citizens’ Movement”. His trial will begin on 18 December. He has several health problems and may not be receiving the medical treatment he requires. Please act on his behalf. A template letter is available.

Workers at the Accor Group's Ibis Tamarin hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, have been struggling for rights and recognition since their union was formed and legally registered in August 2012. Management's aggressive response to their efforts to claim their rights has now escalated.  Please click on their behalf.

Kellogg's locks out Memphis workers to force the expansion of disposable jobs - tell them to lift the lockout! Please click to help these workers.

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