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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
3:00 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Last chance to save a man's life
Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart.

The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.

One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles — the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.

Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles has recently rejected Troy Davis' clemency petition. Troy continues to face execution on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 7 pm EDT (midnight Weds night UK time). Please take action before this time.

We cannot let an innocent man die.

Please take these two simple actions - asking the Parole Board to reconsider (they can change their mind at any time), and asking that Chatham County (Savannah) District  Attorney Larry Chisolm step in and withdraw the death warrant.

Take action here
http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=516533&msource=W1109EADP04D&tr=y&auid=9522344
and here
http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=12137&utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=deathpenalty&utm_content=newtroyactionfb

We can't let them kill an innocent man. This really is Troy's last chance.

Thank you for your support.

UPDATE: THE PAROLE BOARD ARE BLOCKING AMNESTY'S  EMAILS, BUT YOU CAN STILL TAKE ACTION
Please forward the email below to the Parole Board at
 
Clemency_Information@pap.state.ga.us
and
Webmaster@pap.state.ga.us

Feel free to personalise the text or change the title of the email. We must keep the pressure on the Board, and let them know that the world is watching. Executing Troy would be an outrageous travesty against justice.
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Please grant Troy Davis clemency
 
State Board
Pardons and Paroles webmaster
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
SE Suite 458
East Tower
30334-4909 Atlanta
USA
GEORGIA
 
Dear Clemency Board members,
 
I call on the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to take all steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis is not executed.
 
You have voted to deny him clemency despite the fact that significant doubts continue to plague his conviction. You must reconsider and reverse this decision immediately.
 
Seven of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. No one should be executed, especially when there are so many doubts about guilt.
 
This case has generated widespread attention because so many people in Georgia and throughout the world are disturbed by the thought of a man being executed when so
much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved.
 
Nothing can undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt.
 
Georgia cannot afford to make such a mistake, and I urge you to do everything in your power to prevent this injustice from taking place.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
[YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS/EMAIL]
 

Saturday, March 8th, 2008
7:34 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Not a day longer - say no to 42 days in jail without charge
We are now the number three petition in our category on the Number 10 site but with just 200 more sign ups we'll get to number 2. Mail this address to everyone you know and tell them why 6 weeks in jail without being charged is just not OK.
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/notadaylonger/

Our campaign has received very strong support in Parliament so keep up the pressure! And write to your MP if you haven't already please: http://www.writetothem.com

Oh and here are 10 reasons why:
http://www.unsubscribe-me.org/ten_good_reasons_why_extending_pre-charge_detention_is_a_bad_idea.php
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
11:27 am
[nothingtoyou]
Action: death by stoning
Zohreh Kabiri-niat and her sister Azar (who is usually known as Akram) are facing execution by stoning, for "adultery," a charge they deny. They were arrested on 4 February 2007 after claims that they had had "illicit relations".

They were initially sentenced, along with a third sister and two men, to flogging, with this sentence reportedly being carried out. However, a fresh charge of "committing adultery while being married" was then brought against Zohreh and Azar. They were both found guilty and their sentence of death by stoning was then approved by the Supreme Court.

Please send a pre-drafted email to Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi (Head of the Judiciary) and Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei (Leader of the Islamic Republic) asking that their death sentences be commuted.


http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=406
Friday, January 4th, 2008
4:49 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Action: Add your voice - 11 January 2008
"Dear Unsubscribers

Now is your chance get out on the streets and take action to show the United States that we want Guantanamo Bay closed!

On 11 January, it will be six years since the first detainees were transferred, hooded and shackled, into Guant�namo Bay.

In the years that have followed the US has detained over 700 men, none of whom have had access to a full and fair trial. Today nearly 300 men continue to be detained at the base - many have suffered ill-treatment or torture.

Join us outside the US Embassy in London from 9:30am on Friday 11 January to add your voice to our call for Guant�namo to be closed. The more people that can be there the louder our voice will be. If you aren't able to come to London, there will be major events across the UK, including Edinburgh and Belfast. Go to our website to find out more.

We'd love to hear from you, so please email us to tell us you'll be coming."

http://www.unsubscribe-me.org/
Monday, December 3rd, 2007
8:43 pm
[nothingtoyou]
ACTION: Close Guantanamo Bay


Please contact your MP and ask them to sign a declaration drafted by Amnesty International. 
A growing number of elected representatives have signed and with a little nagging, your MP will sign too.

Please take 5 minutes to email them. You can keep it simple. Just ask them to sign it and send them a link to it.

Details here:
http://www.unsubscribe-me.org/actionofthemonth.php

8:42 pm
[nothingtoyou]
ACTION: Pakistan - Stop the mass arrests of activists and lawyers

 
Since the imposition of emergency rule by General Musharraf, hundreds have been arrested and arbitrarily detained across Pakistan including lawyers, journalists, human rights defenders and political activists.

Copy and paste a message  President Musharraf's message box: 
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=377

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
9:58 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Flogging

SAUDI ARABIA

Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) ask you to protest the sentence of flogging given to a victim of gang-rape

On 15 November, a court in eastern Saudi Arabia reviewed the sentences passed against the then-19-year-old woman, known only as "The Girl from al-Qatif", and her male companion following the rejection of the verdict by the woman and her lawyer. The woman and her male companion had been convicted in 2006 of being alone in private with a member of the opposite sex who was not an immediate family member, under an offence known as Khilwa in Shariah law. Their original sentence of 90 lashes was increased to 200 lashes and a 6 month prison term.

The woman and her male companion were kidnapped at knifepoint by a gang of seven men shortly after they met in 2006. The male companion was attacked by the gang, but was then released. The woman however was raped by the gang, who were convicted of kidnapping and rape in November 2006.

Four members of the gang were at the time sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to five years. They were also sentenced to floggings of between 80 and 1000 lashes. Three other gang members reportedly handed themselves in before the conclusion of the trial. All seven recently also had their prison terms increased to between two and nine years.

The sentencing of the woman following her rape ordeal generated shock and anger among human rights activists as well as members of the public in Saudi Arabia. It also generated a rare debate in the country on the inconsistencies of the judicial system and its failure to reflect the gravity of the crimes committed against the woman. Amnesty International has previously highlighted such failures, including the interrogation and trial of women on sensitive and private matters by all-male panels of interrogators and judges. The organization believes that the criminalisation of ‘Khilwa’ is inconsistent with international human rights standards, in particular, an individual’s right to privacy and the case against them should therefore be declared null and void.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in Arabic or English or your own language: -expressing grave concern that the woman known as "The Girl from al-Qatif" and her male companion are at risk of being flogged; - calling on the authorities to halt the floggings immediately, as the use of corporal punishment constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, in violation of Saudi Arabia's obligations as a state party to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), and Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: ''No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment"; - calling on the authorities to declare the sentence of Khilwa against the woman and her companion null and void as it contravenes international human rights standards, in particular the right to privacy; - expressing particular concern that the woman has been sentenced to flogging after having been gang raped, and that her physical and psychological suffering has been exacerbated by her trial and the sentence of 200 lashes; - urging that she be afforded all necessary assistance, including appropriate medical attention
Sample Letter:
We are alarmed and deeply concerned to learn of the incomprehensible ruling by a Sharia court that has sentenced the woman known as “the girl from Al Qatif” who is a victim of multiple rape to 200 lashes and a 6-month prison term. We are gravely concerned about the injustice of such a sentence for a woman was gang raped. We are shocked that, instead of responding to her physical and psychological suffering, the court has exacerbated her suffering through her trial and this outrageous sentence. Her male companion has also been sentenced to flogging and imprisonment. These sentences contravene Saudi Arabia's obligations as a state party to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). It also contravenes Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: ''No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” We call on your Majesty to immediately prevent such injustice from taking place. We urge that you ensure that the woman be afforded all necessary assistance, including appropriate medical attention. We urge you to declare the sentence of Khilwa against the woman and her companion null and void as it contravenes any sense of Islamic justice as well as international human rights standards, in particular the right to privacy. Yours sincerely, [Your name / Organization's name] ADDRESSES


King Abdullah Bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Al-Saud
The Custodian of the two Holy Mosques
Office of His Majesty the King
Royal Court, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: (via Ministry of the Interior)             +966 1 403 1185       
Salutation: Your Majesty

His Royal Highness Prince Naif bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Al-Saud
Minister of the Interior
Ministry of the Interior
P.O. Box 2933
Airport Road, Riyadh 11134
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 1 403 1185
Salutation: Your Royal Highness

His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Faisal bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Al-Saud
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nasseriya Street
Riyadh 11124
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 1 403 0645
Salutation: Your Royal Highness

Mr Turki bin Khaled Al-Sudairy
President
Human Rights Commission
PO Box 58889, Riyadh 11515
King Fahad Road, Building No.373
Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 1 4612061
Salutation: Dear Sir

and to diplomatic representatives of Saudi Arabia accredited to your country.

Please note that it is sometimes difficult to send a fax to Saudi Arabia at this time. If you cannot transmit a fax, please mail a letter.

BACKGROUND

Flogging is mandatory in Saudi Arabia for a number of offences, including sexual offences, and can also be used at the discretion of judges as an alternative or addition to other punishments. Sentences can range from dozens to thousands of lashes, and are usually carried out in instalments, at intervals ranging from two weeks to one month.

In commenting on corporal punishments like flogging, the Special Rapporteur on Torture stated that "corporal punishment is inconsistent with the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." The imposition of large numbers of lashes as in these cases is in particular violation of the prohibition of torture. The prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is absolute under international law is considered customary international law. Saudi Arabia is a party to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), and is therefore in violation of its treaty obligations when imposing such punishments, in addition to violating customary law.

Fore more info:
http://www.wluml.org/english/index.shtml
http://www.stophonourkillings.com/
Sunday, November 18th, 2007
4:01 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Greetings card campaign

Once a year, between 1 November and 31 January, Amnesty asks supporters to send cards with messages of hope and solidarity to victims of human rights violations and those who defend them. The Greetings Card Campaign brings people across the world in touch with each other in a simple way - sending a card with a friendly greeting or message of solidarity to someone who is in danger or unjustly imprisoned.

Please consider sending a greeting card to one of the people featured in this years campaign.

For more information clickety click:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=10673
Thursday, November 1st, 2007
5:57 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Take action for Iranian trade unionists.
Two trade unionists who Amnesty believes are prisoners of conscience, are currently imprisoned in Iran. Amnesty is calling for their immediate and unconditional release, together with the international trade union movement.

Read more and send a pre-drafted email:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=308
5:44 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Action: Stop the Traffik!
"Candy was 15. Her parents were persuaded, tricked, to let her be taken from her West African home to a new life in England. She was sold - 'Trafficked.' When she arrived, she was taken to a brothel and abused every hour, every day. Stories like Candy's are happening all the time, making People Trafficking the world's fastest growing illegal trade. We have to act now to stop it.

Sign this Declaration and you will join one million names to be presented to the United Nations Secretary General in February 2008 - committing them to a major campaign of action."
http://www.stopthetraffik.org/help/declaration.aspx
1:58 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Take action: LGBT rights
Child offender Makwan Moloudzadeh, an Iranian Kurd, is believed to be at risk of imminent execution. He has reportedly been convicted of lavat-e iqabi (anal sex) for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old boy. Makwan Moloudzadeh was aged 13 at the time of the alleged offence. His death sentence has been passed to the Office for the Implementation of Sentences and he is due to be executed in public, near his home.


http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=372
Saturday, October 20th, 2007
3:14 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Action: Mansour Ossanlu

 

Mansour Ossanlu
Health fears for jailed trade unionist

 

Mansour Ossanlu � ITFMansour Ossanlu is detained in Evin prison, Iran. Unless he receives urgent hospital treatment the prison doctor has said that he may lose his eyesight within two weeks. His sight is at risk from injuries inflicted by the security forces.


Take action now:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=334
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
6:01 pm
[damianrafferty]
Amnesty Event : Changing the Way We Change The World
Amnesty Event : Changing the Way We Change The World
Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
October 9, 630 for 7pm

Please remember to book a place at http://www.amnesty.org.uk/change . There are only ten places left so book ASAP. With all the press interest in the Burma Facebook campaign we are expecting to sell out fast.

To celebrate the launch of Unsubscribe http://www.unsubscribe-me.org , Amnesty is inviting bloggers, second lifers, social networkers, activists and anyone with an interest in changing the way we change the world to an evening of wine, juices and stimulating speakers including Johnny Chatterton (of Protect the Monks on Facebook fame), Kevin Anderson of the Guardian, Paul Hilder of Avaaz.org (whose Burma e-petition is getting close to 500,000) and others tbc.

October 9, 2007: 6:30PM, drinks for 700PM start

To reserve a seat, hop along to http://www.amnesty.org.uk/change

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
11:12 pm
[nothingtoyou]
Greetings


Hi everyone. My name is Wendy and I'm the creator and maintainer of this community.
It was set up on 18th September 2007 to spread the word about Amnesty International's current campaign to stop human rights abuses.

You can visit the Amnesty International website at http://www.amnesty.org.uk/ and the Unsubscibe website at http://www.unsubscribe-me.org.

I'm not sure how we'll use it so if you have some ideas feel free to post them. 
Feel free to post :
- opinions on human rights issues 
- photos of any campaigns, marches, demos etc. that you take part in
- ideas on spreading the word, actions we can take
- pictures of your own Unsubscribe pledges

Also, please introduce yourself in your first post - it's a friendly way to start things off.

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