Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Excerpts from Amnesty Insider - October 31, 2016

Amnesty International USA
Executive Director's Note
      Each one of us has the power to change a life and change the world. That’s the promise and the power of Amnesty International — and we’ve seen it in action this month.
      Your letters, and Amnesty’s tireless advocacy, helped free Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment at Guant√°namo for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime. This month, he was reunited with his family. Your letters also helped Mustafa al-Hawsawi get the surgery he has needed for 10 years after being tortured in CIA custody before being transferred to Guant√°namo.
      We still have a lot of work to do, including through our annual Write for Rights campaign, which I hope you’ll join by clicking here. With increasing numbers of members and supporters across the U.S., we’re strong and ready for the fight. Thank you for your activism.

Margaret Huang
Interim Executive Director
Amnesty International USA