For Immediate Release
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Human Rights Organization Organizing Call-in Week Beginning February 17 to Urge Congress to Fully Investigate Past Abuses
Amnesty International Members to Urge Their U.S. Senators to Push for Accountability in the War on Terror
WASHINGTON - Amnesty International members
and other activists will be burning up the phone lines during the week
of February 17 to urge their senators to fully investigate the U.S. government's
abuses in the war on terror and hold accountable those responsible. The
human rights organization is calling on President Barack Obama and the
U.S. Congress to create an independent and impartial commission to examine
the use of torture, indefinite detention, secret renditions and other illegal
U.S. counterterrorism policies.
Activists may either call the U.S. Senate
general line at 202.224.3121 to reach their senator's office or they may
go to Amnesty International USA‘s website, www.amnestyusa.org/
for information and to be directly connected to the appropriate senator's
The congressional call-in week is part of
Amnesty International's 100 Days Action, a project to ensure that
President Obama takes concrete steps in the first 100 days of his administration
to demonstrate a commitment to human rights and the rule of law.
Amnesty International's Call-in Week
The week of February 17-20, 2009
CALL IN INFO: 202.224.3121 or www.amnestyusa.org/
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning
grassroots activist organization with more than 2.2 million supporters,
activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human
rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates
and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice,
freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
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