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Jabbar Savalan has received a presidential pardon as a result of Amnesty International's Write for Rights campaign. He was imprisoned by the Azerbaijani government for possession of marijuana, when just a day earlier, he called for Arab Spring inspired protests against the government on Facebook. Check out the article below for more information:
With our next meeting a while away, we just wanted to update you all on what we have been thinking about in terms of current and future projects.
- T-Shirt Sales: We are going to start t-shirt sales again sometime after finals. Also, if you know of any events coming up where we might be able to sell shirts, let Mr. Jannke, Mr. Murphy, Jenna or I know.
- Jamnesty: Jamnesty is scheduled for April 27th. We are going back to the basics, and will most likely be donating our proceeds to Amnesty International as they celebrated their 50th anniversary this past year. Please think about other possible causes and ideas that would improve the event--we are open to suggestions!
- 30 Hour Famine: Some of you expressed interest in participating in the famine, and I do not think we will not be able to do it with our Amnesty Club because it is based with a religious organization. However, I am wondering how many would still be interested if we did an event out of school. If you are, please let me (Brenna) know.
See you on January 25th!