Write for Rights Case - Uzbekistani Erkin Musaev is now free!
Erkin Musaev, a former Uzbekistani government official and UN employee, who was tortured and then wrongly sentenced to 20 years in jail in 2007 after a series of grossly unfair trials.
Outraged at the injustice of his detention without a fair trial thousands of Amnesty International supporters took action for Erkin Musaev, demanding his release as a part of Write for Rights 2014.
Good News: Erkin was released in mid-August. He has written a letter offering his personal thanks to Amnesty International activists who spoke up for him:
"I want to express my great gratitude to all Amnesty International activists, as well as to all those who supported me and my family in a difficult time. My release is a great victory indeed, and your contribution to it is invaluable."
Ovarian Psycos is a bicycle team formed by a group of Latina women in Eastern Los Angeles. This group of women has been defending women's rights with their wheels. Xela, the team captain of the group is a single mom, a hip-hop singer and poet. Team members include Andi, a 24-year-old street artist, and Evelyn, a descendant of refugees from El Salvador. Facing racial and sexual discrimination, as well as unimaginable threats in their neighborhood, this group of women shows their fearlessness when fighting for justice and gender equality on bicycles.
Music, one of the most important cultures in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture its Northern part. In this light, broadcasting stations and music instruments were dismantled, while some musicians were tortured to death. To preserve the Malian musical traditions, a boyband consisting of four members risked their lives to sing the Blues; a famous female Malian singer who fled to another country conducted a concert with help from her fellow refugees; a guitarist's family was killed under the enforcement of the draconian law.
The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former "comfort women" who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Some 70 years after their imprisonment in "comfort stations", the three grandmothers from South Korea, China, and the Philippines face their twilight years in fading health. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth in the documentary.
Addressing myths relating to ethnic minorities and refugees/ asylum seekers in Hong Kong – a must-have for social workers, legislators, district councilors and members of civil society.
Date: 24.9.2017 (SUN)
Time: 14:00 – 20:00
Venue: Good Lab @Cheung Sha Wan (L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street)
Language: Cantonese. English interpretation can be provided upon request.
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