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Letter to Editor: Let’s write for rights

News / Sun 25th Nov 2018 at 09:21am

Dear Sir,

As the festive period draws close and people begin writing cards to their loved ones, thousands of people across the UK will also be writing messages to people suffering human rights abuses around the world.

Amnesty’s annual Write for Rights campaign is based on a simple idea – that writing a letter can help change a life. In the past, the letters have helped free people unfairly imprisoned, reduce threats against human rights activists, and transform lives for the better.

Amnesty Harlow group is delighted to host their first Write for Rights event this year and invites everyone in Harlow to come along.

Taking place from 5pm-7pm on Friday 30th November in The Greyhound pub. Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1945618682194512/?ti=ia

Readers of Your Harlow can help make a big difference to people’s lives. From Atena Daemi, jailed for speaking out against the death penalty in Iran, to Geraldine Chacón, a 24-year-old Venezuelan banned from leaving the country because of her work educating young people about their rights; individuals around the world will benefit hugely from our messages of support and hope.

Regards

Cllr Shannon Jezzard

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