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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Blogging for Individuals at Risk in Cambodia

Urgent Action Network

Dear Junior,

My name is Annie Khan, and I’m part of Amnesty International’s Individuals at Risk team. I noticed your recent blog on different aspects of Cambodian life, and thought you might be interested in one of the groups that we are actively campaigning on in Cambodia, Group 78, which has been threatened with eviction from their homes to areas without sufficient or sanitary running water. This case will be featured in our Global Write-a-Thon that is taking place this December 5-14, during which thousands of supporters of human rights send letters to governments on behalf of specific prisoners of conscience or other individuals at risk, requesting that justice be granted.

I'm emailing you because I thought you might be interested in blogging about the human rights violations in Cambodia to let others know of Group 78’s story. If you do write a blog related to Group 78 and other human rights defenders in Cambodia, it would be great if you could also mention our Write-a-thon as an effective and meaningful way for people from all over the world to help people like those of Group 78. If you send us a link to your blog post on the Write-a-thon, we will then feature your blog on our "supporters" page of the write-a-thon website and in Amnesty International USA's own blog.

We are also focusing on 14 other compelling cases from around the globe. Information on each case and all the materials people need to start writing their letters can be found: www.amnestyusa.org/writeathon. Thank you so much in advance for your help in protecting individuals at risk in Cambodia!


Annie Khan

Urgent Action Network
Amnesty International USA
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003 USA

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