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We write appeals for Prisoners-of Conscience cases throughout the world. Most of these cases come from Amnesty International.

Group 49 Sep 2016 Newsletter

Group 49 September Newsletter :AGENDA:News and recap previous meeting, Letter writing – 15 min.,Plans for Write-a-thon.GOOD NEWS: EGYPT: DR TAHER MOKHTAR , 2 OTHER ACTIVISTS RELEASED .EGYPT: ISLAM KHALIL , RELEASED AFTER TORTURE.  OMAN: SAEED JADDAD A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE RELEASED.URGENT ACTIONS: MAURITANIA: THIRTEEN ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVISTS CONVICTED VIETNAM: DETAINED PASTOR ON HUNGER STRIKE SINCE 8 AUGUST. ALGERIA: HEALTH CONCERN … Continue reading Group 49 Sep 2016 Newsletter

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Group 49 May newsletter

Group 49 May 2016 Newsletter :AGENDA: Letters for Arzhang, and Su Changlan, Report on Arzhang Davoodi, he is in urgent need of help. Statement for Group 49 .Plans for the summer.Good News:BAHRAIN: BAHRAINI PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASED ,BAHRAIN: TEACHER RELEASED AFTER SERVING HIS SENTENCE,TURKEY: ACADEMICS TARGETED FOR PEACE APPEAL, RELEASED, Urgent Actions:RUSSIA: LIBRARIAN’S HOUSE ARREST EXTENDED CHINA: ACTIVIST … Continue reading Group 49 May newsletter

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Group 49 Apr newsletter

Group 49 April 2016 Newsletter meeting agenda: 1. News about Arzhang Davoodi, help for?  2.   Letters Arzhang-Iran, Su Changlan- China 3. News- AIUSA, AI 4. Response to Board’s reply on Group 49 letter 5.  Planning Summer schedules, etc. GoodNews:  MYANMAR: RELEASED -Phyoe Phyoe Aung,Lin Htet Naing, Chaw Sandi Tun, Patrick Kum Jaa Lee SUADIA ARBIA: Issa al-Nukheifi RELEASED, DRC: 9 RELEASED, QATAR: POET Mohammed … Continue reading Group 49 Apr newsletter

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Group 49 Mar newsletter

Group 49 Mar 2016 Newsletter meeting agenda: 1. write letters for Su Changlan, China, 2. ideas for Arzhang Davoodi, Iran 3. Report on RI State meeting AI Brown student group 5. Report meeting Rep. Langevin Good News :  USA: LOUISIANA PRISONER ALBERT WOODFOX FREE, IRAN: IRANIAN-AMERICAN JOURNALIST JASON REZAIAN RELEASED,TUNISIA: TEACHER ABDELFATTAH SAID HAS BEEN FREED, SOUTH SUDAN: JOURNALIST RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGEs:  Urgent … Continue reading Group 49 Mar newsletter

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Group 49 Jan newsletter

Group 49 Jan 2016 Newsletter meeting agenda: 1) two new POC’s 2) Event for Arzhang Davoodi 3) 15 min letter writing 4)  General discussion on AI /AIUSA issues, WRITE-A-THON Photos/Sponsors, GOOD NEWS: ECUADOR : COMMUNITY LEADERS ACQUITTED, CHINA:  7 ACTIVISTS RELEASED, EGYPT: ISRAA AL-TAWEEL FREED,  URGENT ACTIONS: IRAN: JAILED SYRIAN KURD NEEDS SURGERY,THAILAND: PEACEFUL ACTIVISTS ARRESTED, GREECE: GREEK AUTHORITIES RESTRICTING SHELTER ACCESS FOR … Continue reading Group 49 Jan newsletter

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Group 49 Dec newsletter

Group 49 Dec 2015 newsletter ,agenda: 1) 1) Preparation, final plans for Write-a-thonDec. 13th, 1-5 pm, 2) Continue on two new cases, Yves and Fred in the DRC, and Su Changlan in China.  3) General discussion on AI /AIUSA issues,GOOD NEWS:  ISRAEL- PALESTINIAN LAWYER MOHAMMED ALLAN RELEASED, MEXICO- MEXICAN INDIGENOUS LEADERS RELEASED,URGENT ACTIONS:SAUDI ARABIA: POET FACES DEATH FOR APOSTASY,ANGOLA: … Continue reading Group 49 Dec newsletter

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Group 49 Nov newsletter

Group 49 Nov 2015 newsletter ,agenda: 1) Northeast Regional Conference 2) Organize new cases, Yves and Fred of the DRC, and Su Changlan of China 3)  our long-term POC, Arzhang Davoodi, Iran 4) prepare for Write-a-thon,  Sunday, December 13,GOOD NEWS: CUBA: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE RELEASED ,EGYPT: AZZA SOLIMAN, 16 OTHERS, ACQUITTED, URGENT ACTIONS: VENEZUELA: OPPOSITION LEADER SENTENCED UNJUSTLY MALAYSIA: ACTIVIST … Continue reading Group 49 Nov newsletter

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Group 49 Oct newsletter

Group 49 Oct 2015 newsletter ,agenda: 1)  select new case-prisoner-of-conscience, 2) Review messages from Arzhang Davoodi, 3) Movement news (including sex-work controversy), 4) upcoming Northeast Regional Conference, 5) plan for annual  Write-a-thon -12/13/15.   GOODNEWS:  ECUADOR, VIET NAM, USA, USA, N. KOREA.   URGENT ACTIONS:  EGYPT, IRAN, IRAN, MYANMAR:  GOOD NEWS: ECUADOR:  GOVERNMENT ABANDONS PROCESS TO CLOSE NGO VIET NAM:  PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE … Continue reading Group 49 Oct newsletter

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Group 49 Sep newsletter

Group 49 Sept 2015 newsletter released, 1) Release of Mikalai Statkevich; news of Arzhang Davoodi , discuss action 2) AI  sex-worker policy/controversy, movement news 3) cases to replace Mikalai Statkevich 4) annual Write-a-thon preparation 5) letter writing or signing for Arzhang Davoodi, Urgent Actions: RUSSIA,  SAUDI ARABIA, BRAZIL,USA,CHINA  and GOOD NEWS:  MYANMAR Urgent Actions: RUSSIA:  DROP TERROR CHARGES AGAINST UKRAINIAN ACTIVISTS SAUDI ARABIA: … Continue reading Group 49 Sep newsletter

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group 49 Jun Newsletter

group 49 June 2015 newsletter released,  1)  Mikalai Statkevich, new plans   2) Discussion  Arzhang Davoodi   3) News about AI movement   4) change write-a-thon date ?   5) 20 min letters  for Davoodi,  Statkevich,  Urgent Actions: MYANMAR: WRITER HTIN LIN OO, MOROCCO: JAIL TERM FOR PRESS FREEDOM ADVOCATE, RUSSIA: DEFENDER SUBJECTED TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE, IRAN:  HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER NARGES … Continue reading group 49 Jun Newsletter

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2015 Write-a-Thon for Human Rights in Providence

Group 49 Hosts 28th annual Write-a-Thon for Human Rights in Providence Group 49 is inviting concerned Rhode Islanders to take part in Amnesty International’s annual “Global Write-a-Thon for Human Rights.” Now in its 28th year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, December 13, from 1-5 pm, at the First Unitarian Church of Providence (corner of … Continue reading 2015 Write-a-Thon for Human Rights in Providence

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