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The New Statesman Christmas campaign

We're supporting Amnesty's Write for Rights campaign.

Free Pussy Riot protestors approaching the Russian Embassy in London
Free Pussy Riot protestors approaching the Russian Embassy in London. Photograph: Imran Uppal/Amnesty International

This December, the New Statesman online is supporting Amnesty's Write For Rights campaign, and encouraging you to do the same.

The campaign is simple - show your support for those suffering human rights abuses around the world by sending a personal message or letter. It may seem like a small thing, but it can really make a difference for those who have been starved of contact with loved ones:

Each week between now and Christmas, Eulette Ewart from Amnesty will be writing a short piece profiling a particular individual or group that the New Statesman particularly urges you to support. You can read the first instalment, about Russian punk rock protestors Pussy Riot, here. The whole series will be available here.

To find out more about the Write for Rights campaign and how you can get involved, click here.