Friday, November 4, 2016

AI Madison Group #139 Weekly Update - November 4, 2016

 Greetings Everyone!
     Standing Rock, the Gambia, and Fomusoh Ivo Feh are just some of the human rights news stories, petitions, and videos that are included in this week's Weekly Update! Check them out. Act today! We can make a difference together!!!
     The Dakota Pipeline and Standing Rock is a fast-moving news story and we have included just a few stories that were submitted by our members. Please check out:
(1) Amnesty International USA to Monitor to North Dakota Pipeline Protests - PRESS RELEASE,
(2) Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council: Standing up for the rights of Indigenous people - NEWS & LETTER from Amnesty International,
Standing Rock: Riot Police Injure Over 100 People Defending Standing Rock Burial Grounds - NEWS,
(4) Dakota Access pipeline protests: UN group investigates human rights abuses
     This week we are also featuring Fomusoh Ivo Feh, this week's Write for Rights case. Please read about his circumstances and write today! Gambia also continues to be in the News. Check out this video from Human Rights Watch.
     Thank you to our members for sending us this information to share and for writing & acting on behalf of these important human rights efforts. 
  -Debbie, Weekly Update Editor

Write for Rights 2016: This week's featured case is Fomusoh Ivo Feh, a young man from Cameroon who is in prison and faces 20 years of prison for a text message.  Please read his case file and consider writing on his behalf. Our Group #139 will mail your letters. Please send them to 350 South Hamilton Street, Unit 501, Madison, WI  53703 or send them electronically to

Click here for the ENTIRE list of links to this week's Amnesty International and Human Rights Information and Actions.