Celebrating: The sweet embrace of freedom. A triumphant rescue of human dignity. A jubilant homecoming. by Amnesty International

December 22, 2010

Coexistence, Human Rights

The sweet embrace of freedom. A triumphant rescue of human dignity. A jubilant homecoming.

A prisoner of conscience has been released.

When you work for the release of those who are unjustly imprisoned, you are not only defending human rights, you are reuniting families torn apart by discrimination and oppr

Address by Aung San Suu Kyi at the NGO Forum o...

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Being unjustly imprisoned is a terrifying ordeal. Dragged from their homes, disappeared, tortured – these men and women are persecuted for who they are, for what they believe, for the peaceful expression of their ideas.

But these prisoners met a massive, global force for good, a group of passionate individuals who shined a light into the darkness and demanded justice. The captors bowed to pressure, opened the prison doors, and set the prisoners free.

That force is you. That light is Amnesty.

This holiday season, celebrate reuniting families with Amnesty.

Share our special reunions holiday e-card with someone you love.

Because of you, fathers and mothers hold their children again. Sons and daughters live free. Families are made whole.

For prisoners of conscience and others unjustly imprisoned, the opportunity to make new memories with loved ones is a priceless, indescribable gift. Is there a sight more heartwarming than a family reunion like this?

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About W

Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

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