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2017年12月 第1期 | Dec 2017 ISSUE 1
你的文字 為他們帶來的改變
YOUR WORDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
世上每個國家,都有不同的人行使他們的自由去揭露不公,去捍衛自己的土地或者反擊歧視,卻因而受到威脅。我們的信、文字和行動,將向那些相關政權施壓,令他們即時採取措施,將濫用權力甚至施行酷刑的人繩之於法,或令不公被囚的人獲得自由。

每一年,我們請你與其他支持者一起行動。一方面向當權者提出訴求,另一方面支持那些我們為他爭取公義的人,讓他們不感到孤單。

每一年,改變因你的行動而成真。不公被囚的人獲得釋放,施行酷刑的人面對審判。而在囚的人獲得較為人道的對待。以下4個個案,便是我們一起 #勇敢行動,改變他們生命的成果。

今年,讓我們一起寫一封信,改變生命。

In country after country, people’s freedom – to speak out against injustice, to live on their ancestral lands, to not be discriminated against – is under threat. Our letters, words and actions will put pressure on authorities to take immediate action, so that those who abuse and torture will be brought to justice. And those unjustly imprisoned will taste freedom once again. 

Every year, we ask supporters to write two letters. One is to the person in authority – it could be a king, president or head of police – who can help make change happen. And the other letter is to the person (or group of people) we are fighting for, so they know we will never forget them.

Every year, real change happens because of your letters and actions. People wrongfully imprisoned are released. Torturers are brought to justice. And people in prison are treated more humanely. The 5 cases below happened all because of people like you have taken actions. 


Write a letter, change a life.

全世界遭監禁最久的烏茲別克記者重獲自由

烏茲別克記者Muhammad Bekzhanov自1999年以來遭到監禁,經歷17 年獄中的日子後,於2017 年2 月獲釋。他是全世界遭監禁最久的記者之一。在他獲釋的前一年,寫信馬拉松召集全世界數以萬計的支持者寫信聲援Muhammad,呼籲烏茲別克政府釋放這名遭到酷刑和強迫自白而入獄的記者。

「在獄中收到你們信真的是一大安慰,謝謝!」—— Muhammad Bekzhanov

MUHAMMAD BEKZHANOV, UZBEKISTAN

Journalist Muhammad Bekzhanov was released in February 2017 after spending 17 years in prison. One of the world’s longest held journalists, he was supported by thousands around the world as part of Write for Rights 2015 and our Stop Torture campaign. 

挺身而出暴露美軍戰爭罪行 前軍人獲減刑出獄

Chelsea Manning 是2014 年國際特赦組織寫信馬拉松聲援個案。她因為洩露伊拉克戰爭中美軍的機密資訊,證明美軍可能犯下戰爭罪行,遭美國政府以軍法起訴,判刑35 年,在最高戒備監獄中,她無法獲得適當醫療,嘗試自殺未果後遭長期單獨監禁懲罰,甚至面臨起訴。國際特赦組織為她倡議多年,超過一百萬人加入行動,呼籲美國總統特赦Manning。2016 年歐巴馬總統卸任前一週為曼寧減刑,Manning於2017 年5 月重獲自由。

「我很希望我可以向寄信以及卡片給我的人一一道謝,每封信和卡片都帶給我小小的喜悅。」—— Chelsea Manning


CHELSEA MANNING
US whistleblower Chelsea Manning walked free in May 2017, after her 35-year prison sentence was cut short by outgoing President Barack Obama. In 2015 more than a quarter of a million people wrote for her release. She said: “I wish I had the time and ability to thank each one of you for giving me a little bit of joy with each letter and card.”

和平抗議的學生領袖獲釋

2015 年寫信馬拉松個案翁斐斐(Phyoe Phyoe Aung)於2016 年4 月重獲自由。她因為領導學生和平抗議國家教育法而入獄。來自世界各地的國際特赦組織支持者為她寫了超過39 萬4,000 封信、電子郵件、推特等。她和許多學生抗議者們一起被釋放。

「不僅謝謝你們為了釋放我而倡議,更謝謝你們讓我們保持信念與希望。」——翁斐斐(Phyoe Phyoe Aung)


STUDENT LEADER FINALLY FREE!
Amnesty supporters across the world wrote more than 394,000 letters, emails, tweets and more for Phyoe Phyoe Aung during Write for Rights 2015. Phyoe Phyoe, who was detained in Myanmar after helping to organize largely peaceful student protests, was released on 8 April 2016, along with hundreds of other student protesters.

While still in jail, Phyoe Phyoe told us: “I thank everyone very much for their support for me and our movement.Receiving letters gives me real inspiration for what we're doing. I have begun to notice that the world is watching and cheering us – we are not alone.”

北歐跨性別者權益的歷史性突破

2016年6月挪威通過一套新法,讓跨性別者可以透過更快速、容易、透明的程序確定法定性別。最關鍵的是,這套新法允許個人自行決定性別,並廢除了挪威強制而充滿恥辱性的舊法,該法不但具有歧視性且嚴重侵犯人權。5月,丹麥國會通過決議,從此不再將跨性別者視為精神錯亂。挪威跨性別者John Jeanette Solstad Remø是2014 年寫信馬拉松的其中一個聲援個案,她告訴國際特赦組織:「我原本也不清楚成為寫信馬拉松救援個案會發生什麼事,但是人們的支持真的是排山倒海而來,好多的信件、好多溫暖鼓勵的話語,還有圖畫和卡片,說真的,最近我的眼眶時常泛淚。」

「一年前,我完全不敢幻想跨性別者的性別合法議題能夠得到這麼大的迴響,來自世界各地許多溫暖的支持改變了我的生活,也希望這能改變全世界所有的跨性別者的生活。」
——(John Jeanette Solstad Remø)


JEANETTE SOLSTAD REMØ, NORWAY
June 2016 marked the end of Jeanette Solstad Remø’s fight to have her right to be recognised as a woman, without compromising her dignity and human rights. Norway passed a new law giving transgender people access to legal gender recognition through a quick, accessible and transparent procedure. Through Write for Rights 2014, thousands of people supported Jeanette’s campaign, leading to a historic legal change that has done away with Norway’s shameful legacy of invasive procedures that violate human rights.

She said: “I can't imagine that Parliament won't make this law now. And when the new law is in place, you will be able to choose your own legal gender… The support we have had from people worldwide has been fantastic. I'd like to warmly thank everyone who has supported me and others in this fight.”

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