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Subject: Write-a-thon! Amnesty International
Date Posted: 10/29/2008 3:40 PM ET
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A mother in the Congo fights against a military responsible for assaulting her children. A priest in Eritrea is humiliated - stripped of his role in the Church by a government violating basic laws and principles. A teacher in Myanmar is serving life in prison simply for criticizing the authorities. Stories like these deserve happy endings. Help write those endings by joining the Global Write-a-thon. These cases and others will be the focus of Amnesty International's upcoming Global Write-a-thon on December 5 - 14, 2008. In the days surrounding International Human Rights Day on December 10, tens of thousands of caring people around the world will take part in the world's largest letter writing event. Please join this worldwide effort. Be a part of the Global Write-a-thon. During last year's Global Write-a-thon, people in more than 30 countries sent over 150,000 letters, postcards and emails on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders, and others at risk. At least three of the prisoners were freed because of your support. You might remember that this time last year, student leader Zmitser Dashkevich was in prison in Belarus for his peaceful political activities. Just weeks after his case was included as a Global Write-a-thon action, authorities released Zmitser. That's the power of this event. Help make this year's Global Write-a-thon even stronger! Last year, your letters made a difference. Now others need your help. Register today for Amnesty International's Global Write-a-thon and make a real difference in someone's life.  

 Sign up for the 2008 Global Write-a-thon © ByMedia.net Zmitser Dashkevich was freed from prison on January 23, 2008.    

Sincerely, Michael O'Reilly Campaign Director Individuals at Risk Amnesty International USA