Urge the African Union to Support the Work of the International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is now investigating crimes committed in Sudan, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but progress for justice in these countries is threatened by the failure of their governments, and of the African Union, to fully cooperate with the ICC. This must be addressed immediately to ensure that suspects are brought to justice and that international justice can be employed to prevent future crimes.
Write Letters of Hope to Mesfin Woldemariam of Ethiopia
Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, 75-year-old founder and former chairman of the Ethiopian Human Rights Council, has been detained since early November 2005, following opposition party demonstrations to protest peacefully against alleged fraud in Ethiopia’s May 2005 elections. A retired geography professor from Addis Ababa University, he is Ethiopia’s most prominent human rights defender. He recently spent a year at Harvard University.
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