Welcome to Oakville Group 75!Please join us for our monthly meetings. We usually meet the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm, at Churchill Place, 345 Church St., Oakville. Come out and learn more about Amnesty, write letters, help plan events - everyone is welcome!
Note: We don't meet in December, July or August.
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Amnesty International is worldwide movement of people dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights. We are building a world in which every person enjoys the rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Amnesty International takes action to stop grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. We campaign to free all prisoners of conscience, protect refugees, abolish the death penalty, and bring an end to political ‘disappearances’ and torture.
Amnesty International is independent of all governments, political persuasions and religious creeds. We are governed by our members, and financed by membership and other fundraising activities -- donations from governments are neither sought nor accepted.
Our Prisoner of Conscience
Huseyin Celil is a Uighur; this ethnic group is based in western China. In the early 1990’s, Celil joined the protests against the treatment of his people. Arrested and tortured, he eventually fled China and came to Canada as a refugee.
He became a Canadian citizen and moved to Burlington with his wife and four children. However, in 2006, he visited his wife’s family in Uzbekistan, unaware that country had a treaty with China.
He was extradited to China, tried and convicted of ‘terrorism.’ A life sentence was imposed in April, 2007. Both the Canadian and American governments have asked China to release Celil but to no avail as yet.