August 2014 Appeals

The August 2014 packet contained six appeal letters. You can download an MS Word document containing these, insert your address, print and mail.

  1. Protect Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Republic of South Africa
  2. Demand Reparations to Survivors of Torture by Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Police
  3. Call Nigerian President Jonathan to Protect Civilians from Insurgents and Restrain Security Forces’ Human Rights Violations
  4. Appeal for Release of Azerbaijani Dissidents Bakhtiyar Guliyev, Mahammad Azizov and Shahin Novruzlu
  5. Pardons for Salvadoran Women in Pregnancy-Related Issues (one letter to the Ambassador in the United States and a second to a Supreme Court Justice in San Salvador)

The packet included a press release about the torture case in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.


Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge Will Keep His Pension While Torture Survivors Await Reparations

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement in July 2014 in response to the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling to allow former Chicago police commander Jon Burge to keep his pension despite his 2010 conviction for lying about the torture of suspects: Continue reading