Tuesday, January 30, 2007

An Appeal from Amnesty International

On January 29th, Amnesty International issued an urgent web appeal on behalf of two Algerian men, known as 'Q' and 'K', who are being held incommunicado in Algeria and are at risk of torture. The men were deported from the UK last week.

Amnesty is asking people to go to www.amnesty.org.uk/cases and email the Algerian authorities, calling on them to release the men immediately unless they are promptly charged with a recognisably criminal offence and tried within a reasonable time. It is urging the Algerian authorities to ensure that the men are not ill-treated and are granted access to their families while in detention.

Amnesty International UK Media Director Mike Blakemore said:
The UK authorities have put these men in real danger by deporting them to Algeria, where they face a serious risk of being tortured.
We are asking people in the UK and elsewhere to appeal to the Algerian authorities not to ill-treat the two men who were recently deported from the UK. In the face of the UK authorities' failure to comply with their human rights obligations, we hope that people in the UK and world-wide will take action and express concern about the fate of these men."

Read more: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17247

Send an appeal to the Algerian authorities

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