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  • Iran releases Nasrin Sotoudeh | Amnesty International Canada
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    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/iran-releases-nasrin-sotoudeh (2016-02-13)
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  • Mongolia abolishes death penalty! | Amnesty International Canada
    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 Home Mongolia abolishes death penalty December 04 2015 Amnesty Mongolia demonstration 2008 Amnesty International by Amarzaya Galsanlkhagva a long time campaigner with Amnesty Mongolia This is her account of how today s hard won victory came to be The long and difficult road Amnesty Mongolia has been campaigning to abolish the death penalty in Mongolia since our office was established in 1994 so we are all thrilled to hear this good news While this is a victory for our supporters around the world it also shows once again how all of us can make a real impact on human rights by working together It has been a long and difficult road to finally convince the Mongolian authorities to abolish this cruel inhuman and degrading punishment We faced many challenges along the way but never lost hope A journey of peaks and troughs Looking back on my own decade of campaigning there were definitely times when I felt especially discouraged Frequently this was after some serious crime had taken place in Mongolia and victims families or members of the public took to social media or other avenues to express strong support for capital punishment The common arguments are that the death penalty is needed to deter serious crimes or that murderers deserve the death penalty particularly if the victims are children At times like these I had a real fear that abolition was an unreachable goal in my country Despite such discouraging moments we kept trying Over the years we have explored a variety of ways to raise awareness among the public and engage the authorities in dialogue Since 2006 every year on 10 December we ve marked the World Day Against the Death Penalty For the past three years we have celebrated Cities for Life Day on 30 November to commemorate the first abolition of the death penalty by a European country in 1786 We ve organised art exhibitions film discussions given talks to law school students gone on speaking tours with American families of murder victims who opposed the death penalty met legislators among many other activities All this must have cumulatively shifted public opinion over the years

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/mongolia-abolishes-death-penalty (2016-02-13)
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  • Sudan: Court overturns conviction of teenager sentenced for 'indecent' dress | Amnesty International Canada
    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 Home Sudan Court overturns conviction of teenager sentenced for indecent dress November 19 2015 Ferdous Al Toum Babil Kush THANK YOU Thank you to the over 16 000 Canadians who took action on this case Your action made a difference On 16 August 2015 Ferdous Al Toum was found guilty of indecent or immoral dress and sentenced to 20 lashes and a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds She was arrested along with 11 other young women on 25 June who were leaving a church ceremony at the Evangelical Baptist Church in Khartoum North The women were all wearing skirts or trousers yet were accused of indecent or immoral dress After they were arrested the women were kept in the police station for over 24 hours where they say they were subjected to degrading treatment and humiliating verbal abuse Charged again for her clothing Ferdous was not only sentenced for her appearance outside the church she was charged again for the clothes she wore in the courtroom at her trial The judge decided to defy all proper legal proceedings by bringing the same charges against her twice as he believed the dress Ferdous wore to court to be indecent She was sentenced to a large fine for her appearance in court paid on her behalf by activists and supporters as well as the lashes Sentence overturned Following an appeal by Ferdous lawyers her conviction was finally quashed by the Court of Appeal on 14 October 2015 Thank you to everyone who took action on her case we believe this result is partly due to activism and international pressure Sudan s ban on women wearing trousers Some of the young women facing trial were wearing skirts

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/sudan-court-overturns-conviction-teenager-sentenced-indecent-dress (2016-02-13)
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  • I'm dreaming: how I felt when my husband came home | Amnesty International Canada
    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 Home I m dreaming how I felt when my husband came home July 13 2015 Fikili Makhubu in March 2015 Fikili Makhubu in March 2015 Amnesty International Bheki Makhubu a Swaziland editor and prisoner of conscience was freed on 30 June after being jailed alongside human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko His wife Fikile spoke to Amnesty International after his release about her relief and the pain of having her husband locked away for over a year Let me start with the fear This man that I am married to I don t think that he can do anything else other than writing And I wouldn t want him to be anything else That s what he is Writing is in his blood That s what I am worried about That he will go back there That he will be arrested again But at the same time I do have faith that things are going to change There will be change in Swaziland I have that faith Our kids they see what is happening Their generation they see the problems that we are facing as a country Not even just as the Makhubu family or the Maseko family but as a country Telling the children It was so difficult Having to explain to the kids that their father is not coming out of jail That I don t know how long he is going to be there We were not expecting that it would be this long Mummy when is daddy ever going to come home When July So July is when Is it on Sunday No it s not on Sunday It s that other Sunday far far away But they are proud of their father It has been difficult honestly But the community has been supportive I have seen Swazis in a different light Coming home Tuesday s experience when Bheki was released was such a big change Hearing the state admit that they shouldn t have arrested them I felt like I was dreaming I couldn t believe what I was hearing I was shocked It was a wonderful surprise Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko on the court steps earlier today Posted by Free Bheki Makhubu on

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/im-dreaming-how-i-felt-when-my-husband-came-home (2016-02-13)
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  • Rebiya Kadeer's son Ablikim has been released from prison! | Amnesty International Canada
    Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe 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 Home Rebiya Kadeer s son Ablikim has been released from prison June 05 2015 Ablikim Abdiriyim released from prison Ablikim Abdiriyim was released from prison on May 31 2015 after completing his sentence and is now safe with his family His deteriorating health and the harsh prison conditions which included torture and solitary confinement in China makes his release even more welcome Rebiya Kadeer Like his mother prominent Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer Ablikim was in prison for defending the rights of the Uighur minority in China And like her the Chinese authorities threw him in jail for standing up for human rights And they hurt him tortured him in part to punish Rebiya for all her activism

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/rebiya-kadeers-son-ablikim-has-been-released-from-prison (2016-02-13)
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  • Moses Pardoned! | Amnesty International Canada
    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 Home Moses Pardoned May 28 2015 Moses Akatugba who was sentenced to death by hanging for stealing mobile phones has been granted a total pardon by Emmanuel Uduaghan the Governor of Delta State UPDATE JUNE 2 2015 THE RELEASE ORDER ARRIVED AT WARRI PRISON THIS AFTERNOON AND MOSES IS NOW FREE Thank you to the thousands of you who took action for Moses and urged the Governor to show mercy The news of his release comes days after thousands of Amnesty supporters sent Facebook and Twitter messages to Governor Uduaghan asking him to make sparing Moses part of his legacy before he steps down on 29 May Tens of thousands of Amnesty supporters also signed petitions as part of Amnesty s global campaign to Stop Torture and wrote letters as part of Amnesty s global event Write for Rights Together our voices really can make a difference thank you Tortured into a confession 16 year old Moses Akatugba was awaiting the results of his secondary school exams when his life changed forever He was arrested by the Nigerian army and he says shot in the hand beaten on the head and back and then charged with stealing mobile phones He was initially held at the local army barracks where he says soldiers showed him a corpse He couldn t identify the dead man so they beat him After being transferred to Epkan police station in Delta State Moses was tortured again He said that the police beat him severely with machetes and batons tied him up and hung him for several hours in interrogation rooms and used pliers to pull out his finger and toe nails to force him to sign two confessions which formed the sole basis of his conviction The pain of torture is unbearable I never thought I would be alive till this day The pain I went through in the hands of the officers was unimaginable In my whole life I have never been subjected to such inhuman treatment Moses speaking in February 2014 Torture by police widespread in Nigeria Across the country torture is inflicted on men women and children by the authorities intended to protect them We regularly receive reports that Nigerian police routinely torture suspects to extract information and in many police stations suspects are denied access to a lawyer

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news/moses-pardoned (2016-02-13)
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  • Good News | Amnesty International Canada
    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 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 May 25 2015 Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola Learn More April 30 2015 The Difference 100 Million Compensation from Shell makes Learn More April 27 2015 Good news death sentence for Li Yan overturned Reprieve of Li Yan a landmark verdict for death sentence trials in China Learn More April 17 2015 Five women s rights activists released on bail in China Learn More March 20 2015 Mexico Torture victim released after two decades behind bars Mexico s Supreme Court has ordered the release of a man jailed for more than two decades after he was tortured into confessing Learn More Pages first previous 1

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news?page=1 (2016-02-13)
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  • Good News | Amnesty International Canada
    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 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 March 10 2015 A letter of thanks from prison Jerryme Corre Philippines We now understand our rights Jerryme Corre to Amnesty supporters who sent him messages of solidarity Learn More February 11 2015 Good news for Claudia Medina Tamariz Learn More January 22 2015 Triumph for justice El Salvador lawmakers pardon woman serving 30 year jail sentence for suffering a miscarriage Learn More January 21 2015 Egypt Former presidential aide Khaled al Qazzaz freed Learn More January 21 2015 Myanmar Peaceful activist Dr Tun Aung released Supporters are delighted that Dr Tun Aung is finally free and will be reunited with his family in Myanmar Learn More Pages first previous 1

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/good-news?page=2 (2016-02-13)
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