"Letter writing marathon" will be held in Uzhgorod (Announcement)

5 December 2014 09:41  1486407 087335
"Letter writing marathon" will be held in Uzhgorod (Announcement)

The world's largest human rights project of 2014 - the Letter writing marathon - will be held in Uzhgorod.


From 5 to 10 of December, Amnesty International activists in Uzhgorod will join the Letter writing marathon - a two-week series of events aimed at mobilizing activists to defend "heroes" of the Marathon - 6 people and two communities whose rights have been severely affected.

During the Marathon, activists from all over the world will sign petitions addressed to the authorities of the countries, where there have been violations of the rights of specific individuals, and letters of solidarity to the victims. 

In Ukraine, the Marathon will be held for the seventh time - more than 70 volunteers will organize points of letter writing and events in 36 cities of Ukraine. Ukrainian Internet users will be able to join letter writing online on http://marathon.amnesty.org.ua/.

Among the heroes of the Marathon, there are two Ukrainians - Oleg Sentsov, a filmmaker from the Crimea, who was illegally taken to Russia and imprisoned by the authorities of the Russian Federation, and Irina Rabcheniuk, a Kyiv teacher who lost sight in one eye after being beaten by a policeman during the Euromaidan.

In Uzhgorod, the Marathon will take place from 5 to 10 of December, at:

5, 7, 8 of December in Uzhgorod, Korzo st., 13/5, cafe "Goriziana caffe";

 6, 9, 10 of December in Uzhgorod, Svoboda Avenue, 45, pizzeria "Delizia".

The letters will be collected from 15:00 to 18:00, activists can be recognized by a poster of the "Amnesty International".

In Uzhgorod, the campaign is co-organized by the NGO "Transcarpathian association of local communities". The organizer of the Marathon in Uzhgorod - Yulia Pallak (+380501008366).

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