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‘Write for Rights’ Campaign begins

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Kathmandu: The ‘Write for Rights’ campaign has launched by (AI) Amnesty International Nepal, an annual event where supporters have written letters worldwide that their rights are threatened or violated.

AI is throwing its power behind children and young people who are battling some of the world’s biggest problems this year. According to the AI, the campaign will see its supporters standing in solidarity with young people from Belarus, Canada, China, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, and South Sudan.

AI Nepal is campaigning for a young Iranian activist, Yasaman Aryan who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for forcibly disobeying the rotating law of the country;Sara Mardini and Sean Binder, two humanitarian workers who were accused of “smuggling people” by Greek authorities for participating in a refugee rescue operation, are now serving a 25-year prison; and MagaiMatyopNongong, 17-year-old, of South Sudan, who was sentenced to death in November 2017, in violation of both South Sudanese law and international law.

As part of efforts to control and prevent violence against women, AI Nepal supporters will also collect petitions demanding the government to implement the Supreme Court’s order regulating the sale of acid. The petitions will be given to Home Minister, Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa. There is an increasing number of acid attacks in the country, mainly targeting young girls.

AI Nepal said-“The time has come for the government to take this issue seriously and regulate the sale and distribution of acid, which is easily available in the market. The ‘Write for Rights‘ campaign will run from November 28 to December 20.

Source: THT