Success! To Russia with Love At the end of January, Amnesty International Australia delivered a petition to the Russian Consulate in Sydney with over 10,000 signatures calling on President Putin to stop the attacks on human rights in Russia. It was part of a global Amnesty petition which collected more than 300,000 signatures.
Amnesty staff gather outside the Russian Consulate in Sydney ÂŠ Amnesty International
WHAT YOU CAN DO LGBTIQ Case: Ihar Tsikhanyuk One of Amnesty International's current LGBTIQ campaigns is for Ihar Tsikhanyuk, a Belarusion openly gay activist. Ihar was verbally abused, threatened and beaten by police on 6 February 2013 following his unsuccessful attempt to register an LGBTIQ community organisation. No one has been brought to justice for this attack.
To show solidarity with Ihar and other LGBTIQ activists follow this link https://sites.google.com/a/amnesty.org.au/iar/cases-you-can-work-for/belarus-ihar-tsikhanyuk
AM-UNITY MAG EDITION 2
Ihar said 'I don't want to hide myself. I live openly. It is not easy in Belarus, but I want to show people that I am a person like everybody. With my example I want to show that it is possible to live openly.'
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