This e-newsletter is from Amnesty International Hong Kong


2017年7月 第2期 | JULY 2017 ISSUE 2
12 ways your support means Amnesty works

Since 1961, Amnesty International has been fighting for human rights. Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help fighting abuses of human rights worldwide. We bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws, and free people who were jailed just for voicing their opinion. It is your determination and action that help us through this challenging journey. Thanks for your effort and contributions, here are some of the achievements we have made in 2017 so far:




Whistleblower Chelsea Manning freed

Manning was jailed for exposing classified information, including those of possible war crimes committed by the US military. More than a quarter of a million people wrote for her release as part of Amnesty’s flagship Write for Rights letter-writing campaign in 2015. She walked free on 17 May, after her 35-year prison sentence was cut short by the outgoing US President Barack Obama in January.

In a letter Chelsea penned to Amnesty at the time, she wrote: “I support the work you do in protecting people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. It seems to me that transparency in government is a fundamental prerequisite to ensuring and protecting the freedom and dignity of all people.”



Companies respond to palm oil abuses

Following our report The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses behind big brand names,  on abuses on palm oil plantations in Indonesia, Wilmar, the world’s biggest palm oil trader, shared their 12-month action plan to address the abuses we exposed in our report.



Tech giants listen to cobalt complaints

A lot of people demanded that tech giants to check whether their phones contained child labour through writing letters, tweeting, signing petitions and taking part in public protests. In the report This is what we die for: Human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo power the global trade in cobalt published by Amnesty International, the problem of child labour in cobalt mine was revealed. Samsung promised to investigate Amnesty’s allegations and to publish a report on its findings.

2016年6月,國際特赦組織支持者在西班牙馬德里Apple Store前組織一場公開活動。
In June 2016, supporters of Amnesty International organised a public activity outside an Apple Store at Madrid, Spain.
© Eduardo Relero


Our endeavour is not futile. For more human rights victories, please visit our website.
Without you, we can never actualize our demand for human rights. Thank you again for your continuous support!

土耳其分會主席及總幹事  仍被當局囚禁
近日,國際特赦組織土耳其分會總幹事Idil Eser與9位人權捍衛者同場遭土耳其當局以參與「恐怖組織」的莫須有罪名被捕;在12日後,即7月18日的預審中,4人可保釋外出,但Idil與另外5人遭還押候審,仍然身陷囹圄。

而我們的土耳其分會主席Taner Kiliç遭當局無理地以「恐怖組織成員」的罪名被捕至今,仍然在囚候審。


請繼續支持我們的工作,亦請各位尚未參與聯署行動的支持者,到 https://act.amnesty.org.hk 參與行動,要求土耳其政府立即無條件釋放Idil Eser及Taner Kiliç。

Our Turkish Director and Chair are still behind the bars
The remanding of six human rights defenders in pre-trial custody is an appalling affront to justice and a new low in Turkey's post-coup crackdown, said Amnesty International.

Our Turkey's Director, Idil Eser who was among those remanded in custody after a pre-trial. Four of the ten workshop participants were released on bail but are still under investigation. All ten are suspected of "committing crime in the name of a terrorist organization without being a member".

The six who were remanded in custody join Amnesty International Turkey's Chair, Taner Kiliç, behind bars.

Standing up for human rights is not a crime! Our mission to urge governments in the world to fulfill their human rights obligations through peaceful means should not be trolled and should never be silenced under the banner of "counter terrorism".

Please continue to support our work. Should you have not joined our action to demand immediate and unconditional release of Idil Eser and Taner Kiliç, please do so at https://act.amnesty.org.hk/?lang=en


你知道嗎? 國際特赦組織香港分會自2011年起舉辦的「人權紀錄片電影節」是全港首個以人權為主題的紀錄片電影節!電影節多年來讓觀眾透過光影認識世界各地的人權狀況。而今年電影節以「為人權奮鬥」為主題,希望透過不同的人權捍衛者的故事,讓觀眾對人權議題有更深入認識,更可了解世界各地的人如何捍衛人權。



The 7th Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Amnesty International Hong Kong has been organizing the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival since 2011. The Festival is the first-ever film festival featuring human rights documentaries in Hong Kong. The Festival aims to provide a lens for the audiences to learn more about the human rights conditions worldwide. This year, the theme of the Festival is "Fight for Human Rights", which introduces stories of various human rights defenders, with a goal to nurture a deep understanding on human rights issues. Audiences can also comprehend the strategies which people in other places deployed to defend human rights.

This year the Festival continues to expand the accessibility services for people with disabilities. Most film screenings provide accessible captions, more screenings and  post-screening discussion sessions. They are provided with audio description and sign interpretation respectively.

This year the Festival will be officially launched on 22 September. Tickets will be available for sale on 8 August. Stay tuned!
人權星期五 :保障網絡私隱大法

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日期:2017年8月25日 (星期五)
地點:KUC Space (九龍佐敦道2號,佐敦地鐵站B出口)
講者:國際特赦組織香港分會策劃幹事 巫堃泰

Human Rights Friday: Protect your internet privacy

Date: 25 August 2017 (Fri)
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Venue: KUC Space (2 Jordan Road, Exit B of Jordan MTR station)
Language: Cantonese
For details, please refer to the Chinese version.
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