Document - Amnesty International hosts 10th global letter writing marathon

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY AI Index: ACT 30/088/2012 05 December 2012 Amnesty International hosts 10th global letter writing marathon Between 7 and 16 December, Amnesty International will host its 10th global letter writing marathon – an event that begun with a small group of activists in Poland who wrote letters for a period of 10 days (in some cases in 24-hour events) for the release of 12 individuals.

This year, thousands of activists from across the world will be campaigning on behalf of individuals from countries including Belarus, China, Guatemala, Egypt, Sudan and the USA.

Their stories illustrate some of the main human rights crises of 2012.

For more information, photos, video and details of experts and activists available for interview, please contact: Josefina Salomon, +44 207 413 5562, jsalomon@amnesty.org

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