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  • Raif Badawi | Amnesty International Canada
    wife Ensaf Haidar attends Amnistie Internationale Canada Francophone Vigil for Raif in Montreal Vigil for Raif in Montreal Vigil for Raif in Montreal Protest for Raif in Belgium Vigil for Raif in Denmark Protest for Raif in France Protest for Raif in Berlin Germany Protest for Raif in Italy Vigil for Raif outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in the United Kingdom Protest for Raif in the Netherlands Protest for Raif in the Netherlands Alex Neve Amnesty Canada s Secretary General with torture survivor Naser al Raas Together at Saudi Embassy protest today for Raif Badawi Protest outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ottawa Canada Protest outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ottawa Canada Protest outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ottawa Canada Protest outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ottawa Canada Protest for Raif in Poland Protest for Raif in Finland Protest for Raif in Finland Raif Badawi is sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1 000 lashes for setting up a website in Saudi Arabia Over 1 million people worldwide have been part of a phenomenal groundswell of action The photos above display how embassies around the world have been bombarded with urgent pleas to release Raif and Amnesty International activists have spread the word on the internet and taken the message to the streets in Ottawa Montreal Oslo London Rome Sign and share our petition now UPDATE On June 7 t he Saudi Arabian Supreme Court upheld the sentence against Raif Raif Badawi is still at risk of further flogging for as long as his sentence remains so please do keep up your great work more than 175 000 Canadians have spoken up on written and online Amnesty petitions The Saudi Arabian authorities have not yet made an official statement on the case despite the international outcry including a forceful statement in the European Parliament Amnesty supporters continue to hold protests in front of the Saudi embassy in Ottawa to urge Raif s release Raif s wife Ensaf Haidar says thank you to Amnesty supporters Watch video message Global petition counter FREE BLOGGER RAIF BADAWI Sentenced to receive 50 lashes every Friday Raif Badawi was sentenced in Saudi Arabia to 10 years in jail and 1 000 lashes after starting a website for social and political debate demand his release today WHAT YOU CAN DO Ensaf who lives with her children in Canada holds picture of her husband 1 Share Amnesty s petition Share a link to Amnesty s petition www amnesty ca badawi On Twitter you can use the hashtags FreeRaif RaifBadawi and StopTorture Here is a suggested tweet SaudiArabia Freedom not flogging for RaifBadawi Add your voice to StopTorture FreeRaif www amnesty ca badawi 2 Call the Saudi Embassy Call the Embassy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa and leave a message asking for Raif Badawi to be freed and for the sentence of flogging not to be carried out The Embassy s hours are 9am 4pm The number is 613 237 4100

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/individuals-at-risk/raif-badawi (2016-02-13)
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  • Good News | Amnesty International Canada
    Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Our Work Home Our Work Issues Campaigns Priority Countries Individuals at Risk Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Good News Amnesty members have a real impact on real lives Amnesty International s members fight for the human rights of everyone around the globe to be recognized and respected They speak out and take action for those who have had their human rights violated And through this action the world listens Read about some of the successes that Amnesty members have been critical in making happen You can also follow progress on some of the cases we re working on on our Case Updates page Latest Good News December 04 2015 Mongolia abolishes death penalty The long road to death penalty abolition in Mongolia Learn More November 19 2015 Sudan Court overturns conviction of teenager sentenced for indecent dress Learn More July 13 2015 I m dreaming how I felt when my husband came home Bheki Makhubu a Swaziland editor and prisoner of conscience was freed on 30 June 2015 Learn More June 05 2015 Rebiya Kadeer s son Ablikim has been released from prison My son came out alive and I am happy Learn More May 28 2015 Moses Pardoned A 16 year old boy Moses Akatugba had been tortured into a confession in Nigeria Learn More Pages 1

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news (2016-02-13)
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  • 2014 in Pictures | Amnesty International Canada
    the Central African Republic a country that experienced horrific levels of ethnic violence in 2014 Photo Amnesty International MARCH JAPANESE COURT RELEASES WORLD S LONGEST SERVING DEATH ROW PRISONER Iwao Hakamada was a death row inmate for 47 years But his murder conviction was seriously flawed Even one of the original trial judges said he always believed Hakamada was innocent Photo Amnesty International APRIL AMNESTY MEMBERS SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH KIDNAPPED NIGERIAN SCHOOLGIRLS The abduction of 240 schoolgirls by Boko Haram was an outrage condemned around the world Amnesty s researchers had warned that such attacks were becoming more brutal Amnesty members like these in Nepal called for the girls to be returned to their families Photo Amnesty International Nepal APRIL AMNESTY MEMBERS SPEAK OUT FOR THREATENED INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN COLOMBIA Amnesty supporters in Ottawa delivered 65 000 messages to remind the Canadian government that Canada s free trade deal with Colombia brings special obligations to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples in the South American country Photo Paul Thompson Amnesty International APRIL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE FREED IN VIET NAM One of the freed prisoners of conscience was Nguyen Tien Trung an IT engineer whose release came as a wonderful surprise to his family He had been jailed after setting up a pro democracy group Photo Private MAY NABEEL RAJAB THANKS AMNESTY MEMBERS AFTER HIS RELEASE Thank you for all your work and campaigns to have me released said the prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti government protests Your work has given me hope for a better future for the whole world Photo Private MAY AMNESTY MEMBERS DEMAND A WORLD FREE FROM TORTURE On May 13 Amnesty International launched a global campaign to stop torture Over a two year period Amnesty will work to put new safeguards in place to prevent torture from happening Photo Amnesty International Belgium MAY AMNESTY MEMBERS DEMAND A WORLD FREE FROM TORTURE On May 13 Amnesty International launched a global campaign to stop torture Over a two year period Amnesty will work to put new safeguards in place to prevent torture from happening Photo Amnesty International Belgium JUNE BELARUSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER FREED FROM PRISON I want to thank you especially for the moral support human rights defender Ales Bialiatski told Amnesty supporters after his release Amnesty International believes he was targeted for his work as a human rights defender and had called for his immediate release Photo RFE RL JUNE NIGERIAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATES VICTORY AFTER LONG STRUGGLE Members of the Bundu Ama community in the city of Port Harcourt celebrated on June 10 when a court ruled that the government had no justification for shooting at them in 2009 during a peaceful protest against plans to demolish their homes Photo Private JULY AMNESTY MEMBERS HELP SAVE MERIAM YEHYA IBRAHIM S LIFE After Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Sudan for her religious beliefs Amnesty supporters campaigned to save her life More than 1 million Amnesty members around the world

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/2014-in-pictures-0 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2015 in Pictures | Amnesty International Canada
    helped win freedom for Dr Tun Aung in Myanmar The Muslim community leader and medical doctor was imprisoned after he tried to calm a crowd during a riot in 2012 Amnesty launched a global campaign for his release CREDIT Private Amnesty supporters had long campaigned for oil giant Shell to clean up pollution in the Niger Delta and compensate communities affected by oil spills In January Shell finally made an out of court settlement in the UK of 55 million to the people of the Bodo community whose livelihoods were destroyed by oil spills CREDIT Amnesty International February On Valentine s Day Amnesty supporters in Canada took part in Have a Heart Day a campaign by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society to raise awareness of discrimination in the funding and quality of basic government services needed by First Nations children CREDIT Amnesty International You stood with Claudia Medina Tamariz in her long struggle for justice after she survived terrible torture by Mexican security forces In February came the good news that the Mexican authorities had dropped all criminal charges against her CREDIT Amnesty International You gave hope to Jerryme Corre in the Philippines when an Amnesty team visited him in jail on his birthday with thousands of letters of support Jerryme was jailed for possessing drugs but he says that police tortured him into confessing CREDIT Amnesty International March Chen Zhenping was released early from prison in China after being in prison for more than six years for practising her religion Falun Gong Following her release she experienced harassment but in October was reunited in Finland with her daughter who expressed her appreciation to Amnesty members We are lucky because we had your support CREDIT Amnesty International April With your support Amnesty campaigners Jackie Hansen and Craig Benjamin went on several research missions to Fort St John to prepare a report that will look at the experience of Indigenous women and girls in northern British Columbia The report will look at why Indigenous women and girls are at increased risk of going missing and being murdered CREDIT Amnesty International You helped free five women s rights activists in China who were jailed for campaigning against sexual harassment on International Women s Day CREDIT Private In April Amnesty s Donatella Rovera travelled to Tikrit Iraq to investigate human rights abuses This photograph shows Donatella at the site of an alleged 2014 massacre of 1 700 Iraqi army cadets by ISIS CREDIT Amnesty International May After your support helped free human rights defender and torture survivor Angel Colón from prison in Mexico Angel was able to visit Canada and meet Amnesty supporters My freedom is your victory he said CREDIT Paul Thompson Amnesty International In the months leading up to Canada s federal election you ensured candidates in ridings across the country paid attention to the importance of human rights issues Pictured here is Amnesty member Amanda Schleede at an event in Regina Saskatchewan in May CREDIT Amnesty International

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/2015-pictures (2016-02-13)
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  • Projects | Amnesty International Canada
    on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Our Work Home Our Work Issues Campaigns Priority Countries Individuals at Risk Good News Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Projects International Projects Our work in Canada would not be possible without work undertaken at the international level Amnesty Canada supports many international projects in addition to the work undertaken in Canada Below you will find descriptions of the projects being funded in whole or in part by donations made to Amnesty Canada in 2014 Syrian Refugees We are working to ensure improved conditions and increased humanitarian support for Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries The global campaign reminds governments and civil society of the existing international prohibitions against torture and of the reasons these are in place focusing on Mexico Philippines Uzbekistan Kazakhstan China Illegal Detention and Torture Campaigning to ensure practices in China meet international human rights standards Europe Human Rights Migration Control Curbing the increasingly restrictive migration control policies of European States Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Keeping up the international momentum of pressure on states to sign ratify and effectively implement the Arms Trade Treaty ATT Strategic Arms Controls Research into the flow

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/projects (2016-02-13)
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  • Syrian refugees | Amnesty International Canada
    Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Our Work Projects Home Our Work Projects Issues Campaigns Priority Countries Individuals at Risk Good News Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Syrian refugees We continue working to ensure improved conditions and increased humanitarian support for Syrian refugees We seek to ensure the adherence by the receiving countries to well established and long recognized practices related to refugees Amnesty International has led the way in seeking to engage the rest of the world in providing increased re settlement opportunities and humanitarian aid In 2014 we funded missions to Lebanon Iraq Turkey and Jordan with subsequent reports on the conditions there for refugees from Syria In the course of our 2014 missions we encountered some individuals in urgent need of resettlement and were able to set in place processes with the relevant agencies to assist them In February 2015 we launched the OpentoSyria campaign which provides an

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/projects/syrian-refugees (2016-02-13)
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  • Global Campaign to Stop Torture - Focus on priority countries | Amnesty International Canada
    our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Our Work Projects Home Our Work Projects Issues Campaigns Priority Countries Individuals at Risk Good News Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries Sadly worldwide opinion about the use of torture has become more ambivalent since 9 11 The Global Campaign Against Torture will in part focus on reminding civil society of the existing international prohibitions against torture and of the reasons these are in place Amnesty Canada is providing funding for the over all campaign as well as projects aimed at specific areas of the world This Amnesty s largest campaign for 2014 2015 seeks to combat the use of torture worldwide by encouraging governments to adhere to international standards of human rights by introducing safeguards to protect from and punish torture It will involve widespread public awareness campaigns and will also involve the provision of information about the use of torture worldwide to governments IGOs e g the European Union African Union and the Inter American system and the UN It will insist on lawyers and doctors in places of detention on states allowing people true access to justice and on accountability for torturers Mexico Torture and other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment takes place in policing and public security operations by military and police forces across Mexico These practices are widespread and are frequently condoned tolerated or ignored by law enforcement officials resulting in almost total impunity for abusers and a real fear among the population that arrest for any reason is likely to result in torture We will use the Special Rapporteur s Report on Torture in Mexico to underscore Amnesty s on going concerns A focus for 2015 will be trying to guarantee the independence of official forensic cervices carrying out medical examinations on torture victims Philippines Although the Philippines Government has ratified the UN Convention on Torture it has not been able to enforce its own laws and standards Its constitution prohibits the use of torture Its revised Penal Code criminalizes all acts of torture with corresponding penalties Despite this torture is rampant in the

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/projects/global-campaign-to-stop-torture-focus-on-priority-countries (2016-02-13)
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  • China: Illegal Detention and Torture | Amnesty International Canada
    Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Our Work Projects Home Our Work Projects Issues Campaigns Priority Countries Individuals at Risk Good News Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building China Illegal Detention and Torture This project is part of ongoing focus on human rights abuses in China and as such builds on research already undertaken It supports the work of Amnesty members in Canada and worldwide on behalf of those whose human rights are being regularly violated in China Many practices e g detention

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/projects/china-illegal-detention-and-torture (2016-02-13)
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