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Amnesty Int'l Activists to Urge Their US Representatives and Senators to Fully Investigate Past Abuses in War on Terror
Human Rights Activists Organizing In-district Meetings from April 6-17 Across the United States
WASHINGTON - Amnesty International members and other activists will be meeting with their U.S. representatives and senators from April 6-17 to urge Congress 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.
Approximately 133 delegations will have more than 200 meetings across the nation. Participants will connect with their respective members and senators including those from San Diego, CA, Tallahassee, FL, Danielsville, GA, Kaneohe, HI, West Lafayette, IA, Salem, MA, Ann Arbor, MI and Henderson, NV.
The in-district lobby 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.
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