Thursday, July 24, 2014

Human Rights Action Update July 17-24

Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) supports  women human rights defenders and allied movements defending women’s rights in Burma / Myanmar and consequently opposing the Interfaith Marriage Bill. Please open the link and take the requested action including the petition.

Five media workers in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour in connection with their journalistic activities. All five are prisoners of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released. Please act on their behalf.


Free jailed trade union leader Reza Shahabi now. Reza Shahabi, treasurer of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, has been in custody in Iran since June 2010 on charges that result solely from the legitimate representation of his union members. This is a click and send. Please give it a second of your time.

On 14 July 2014, the International Trade Union Confederation, representing 176 million workers around the globe, issued a call for an immediate ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza. Please support this call.

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