Sunday, August 12, 2012

Prisons in Iran

The infamous torture center Evin Prison
"Extensive evidence indicates that the Ministry of Intelligence, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and official prison authorities in the Islamic Republic make widespread use of torture, rape, and solitary confinement, and that the deprivation of basic rights and human dignity ..."
read more from this strong document by our sister human rights org IHRDC in New Haven, CT

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Lesotho Human Rights Activists in Amherst

The Amnetsy International information table was run today by 3 young women activists from the Kingdom of Lesotho (in southern Africa).
our members Mahali and Keke invited their visiting friend Tume from
Philadelphia and they ran a very interactive table.
They did not wait for people to come to the table, they went to them in the Farmers market, raising high posters of Amnesty and handing out flyers.
By the end of the day, Tume was convinced to become a member and asked to be connected to the Amnesty Chapter in Philadelphia.