Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fathi el-Jahmi: Our Adopted POC

In our October meeting, our Group-128 decided to adopt a jailed journalist from Libya as our POC.

Five years sentence for calling for democracy

Join Amnesty International and send message to President Muamer Qaddafi to release Fathi el-Jahmi
Libyan authorities arrested Fathi el-Jahmi in 2002 after he called for free speech and political reforms during a conference in Tripoli. For that "crime," he was sentenced to five years in prison. He was released in March 2004 following international pressure but authorities detained him again just weeks later after he repeated his call for democracy during a television interview.» Learn more about Fathi el-Jahmi

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Northeast Region of AI

Our Group-128, or as it's known as Amherst Chapter, is part of the Northeast Region that includes the New England states and New York.

Northeast Office address: 58 Day Street, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
phone: (617) 623-0202
fax: (617) 623-2005
1-866-A-REGION aiusane@aiusa.org
Northeast Region Home Page The Northeast Office covers the following states: CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, VERMONT, RHODE ISLAND

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

No More Torture in our name!

Let's ban this disgusting crime committed under our name... Let's join Amnesty International campaign to stop torture...
see the campaign page Counter Terror With Justice

We encourage you to join the national camapign led by the interfaith groups National Religious Campaign against Torture, and the torture survivors in the US (more than 400,000) @ the Center for Victims of Torture to ban torture and hold Presidential candidates accountable to their promises during the debate.

Please read the Declaration of Principles and sign it online