Amnesty group writes letters to prisoners

Amnesty International supporters in Rimbey put pen to paper, participating in the annual “Write for Rights” campaign.

On Dec. 10, a candle, an international symbol of amnesty, was lit at the Beatty House historical site and the group wrote and sent about 75 cards to individuals and groups all over the world who are victims of human rights violations.

“It was a nice evening,” said Florence Stemo, who helped with the event.

The cards that were sent across the world were not only from that particular night. Students from Rimbey Junior/Senior High School also got involved, with a visit from an Amnesty International member.

The Christmas cards were designed by the 4M and 5E classes at Rimbey Elementary School and were sent to many victims across the world.

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