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Local Amnesty International Club needs your pen | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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To the editor:

In 2010, human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, first saw the walls of Tehran's notorious Evin prison, having been sentenced for "acting against national security" for her human rights work in Iran. Amnesty International declared her a prisoner of conscience and began a global appeal demanding her discharge. Earlier in 2013, she was released, grateful for Amnesty supporters' work on her behalf, and the power of their words.

This month, the Kitsap County Amnesty club will hold its fourth annual Write for Rights event, part of a national Amnesty campaign, to write letters on behalf of forgotten prisoners; ones like Nasrin Sotoudeh.

This holiday season, we invite North Kitsap residents to join us to shine a light in the darkness of prisons holding victims of human rights abuses. We need your pen to help us write to officials and prisoners in places like China, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Russia.

Learn about 10 Amnesty cases, enjoy holiday treats, write letters and enter efforts to save lives. Join us from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Poulsbo Kitsap Regional Library, and discover the power of your words.

For more information, contact Michael Camp at 360-265-4401 or michaelwcamp@comcast.net.

JERRY JURGENS, Kitsap County Amnesty Club Leader

MICHAEL CAMP, Write for Rights Organizer

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