Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Amnesty appeal


Amnesty International have a letter-writing appeal going on behalf of Mao Hengfeng. Deatils of the campaign, and the conditions under which Mao has been held can be found by following the link. In a nutshell, she is being held under China's long-standing 'Re-education Through Labour' policy, which denies its recipients access to a lawyer or a court hearing. She is believed to have been tortured.

While there is no guarantee that this appeal will be successful in securing her release or an improvement in her conditions, Amnesty's campaigns have sometimes borne fruit in the past. So do get out your pens or printers (you can even email) and join the appeal.


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