Friday, 1 January 2010

Amnesty Event was a big success - again!

A bit of an update on this year's Amnesty International card signing event which we held a few backs ago.

We posted the record 358 cards and letters today - the traditional'posting in action' video is below. This year my daughter Clementine posts them...veeeeery slowly.

Around 50 people came to pen messages of goodwill and solidarity to 32 case studies; people around the world who have suffered human rights abuses and those in danger for defending human rights.

Green MEP for London, Jean Lambert, who attended the event in Stroud Green for the second year running, said: “It’s easy to forget prisoners of conscience at Christmas time. Events like this change that. As well as offering hope, courage and comfort to those unjustly imprisoned or seeking justice for loved ones, this greetings card campaign shows authorities that the world is watching. I would like to thank everyone who came and supported this event.”

We handsomely beat last year’s number of 268. The day was a real success. A lot of people commented that they were glad they came and that it felt like a special afternoon. It reminds you of the freedoms we have and not to take them for granted.

For anyone who missed the event but would like to support the Amnesty Christmas Card signing campaign, it’s not too late to get involved. Simply email iar@amnesty.org.uk or call 020 7033 1572 for a booklet. For updates on cases in the campaign see: www.amnesty.org.uk/gcc
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