Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Amnesty's fight for human rights

Last week, Amnesty International celebrated its 50th birthday. Back on May 28, 1961, David Astor had an articled printed in The Observer entitled 'The Forgotten Prisoners' which became part of an Appeal For Amnesty.

I celebrated the 50th anniversary by spending time writing letters to stop the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia, USA. I also wrote to the government of Sri Lanka about the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

If you are interested in supporting Amnesty and people such as Troy and Prageeth, visit www.amnesty.org.uk, or contact their Belfast office on 90 64 3000.

CLLR ANDREW MUIR (ALLIANCE)

North Down Borough Council

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