Monday, June 16, 2014

Amnesty Chapter on ACTV Channel 12 : In Support of Torture Survivors

In celebrating the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, on 26 June, the popular TV show Conversations (ACTV Channel 12: Public Access) hosted local Amnesty Chapter's leaders on 6/3/14. 

Martha Spiegelman, Coordinator, and Mohamed Elgadi were interviewed by Isaac Ben Ezra, the producer and host, for 30 min to speak about the human rights situation locally and globally. 

Amnesty leaders covered the cruel solitary confinement in the US; the horrific torture and kidnapping of Nigerian school girls by the terrorist org Boko Haram; freedom of religion in Sudan, and state-run secret torture centers in Sudan (aka Ghost Houses).  The host, Ben Ezra, dedicated more time to discuss the case of Mariam Yehya Ibrahim that was featured in the news when she was sentenced to death for 'apostasy' allegation in Sudan.

The TV show was another opportunity of our Amnesty chapter highlight the crime of torture and other violations of human rights

The show was aired 8 times so far on Sat and Sun in the first 2 weeks of June, and will be aired again on the following days:

6/21/2014 @ 8am and 4pm
6/22/2014 @ 8am and 4pm
6/28/2014 @ 8am and 4pm
6/29/2014@ 8am and 4pm

Here is the Video:

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