February 4, 2011

Amnesty International-- Stand with the people of Egypt: A call for protection

For those of you who don't know, there is a recently registered Amnesty International student group on campus. As the group's PR Representative it is my job to spread the word about our group's activities (which I will do here, on our Facebook Page and Twitter feed) and about the important work that Amnesty International does. I can think of nothing more relevant to international human rights today than the advocacy Amnesty does for those who do not have a voice of their own. I will be bringing attention to urgent action alerts discussed and responded to during our weekly meetings throughout the rest of the semester to highlight the plight of many people who without Amnesty's important work may be left invisible to the rest of the world.

However. sometimes there are human rights violations that capture the world's attention but continue to happen nevertheless. If there's only one thing you do in regards to the situation in Egypt it should be to read about the abuses that government supported thugs are carrying out on protesters and about crackdown on foreign media in the country, add your name to the public petition, and stand in solidarity with those on the ground in Egypt.

If you are interested in learning more about Amnesty International at Mount Allison feel free to come to our weekly meetings Thursdays at 8pm in the Society of All Nations lounge on the 2nd floor of the (Wallace McCain) Student Centre.

 Amnesty International Canada

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