A writing marathon for the freedom of expression

Photo: Annik MH de Carufel Le Devoir
Comedian Fred Dubé said to have among other things been affected by the case of Tdjadine Mahamat Babouri, cybermilitant imprisoned and tortured in Chad.

Comedian Fred Dubé has no language in his pocket, and he has all the reasons in the world to wish that same freedom to others. He is also a spokesperson, with Françoise David, the writing marathon to Write, it frees up, organized by Amnesty international to come to the aid of victims of violation of human rights in the world.

 

In the interview, Dube said to have among other things been affected by the case of Tdjadine Mahamat Babouri, cybermilitant imprisoned and tortured in Chad ” for having published videos on Facebook that were critical of the government on public management and the economic crisis “, says Amnesty international.

 

“In life, this is what I do, criticize the corruption, the corruption of the soul, of the government, or capitalism,” says Fred Dubé.

 

The writing marathon of Amnesty international, which will be held in Montreal on December 9 at the Home of the sustainable development, has this year gained the support of various trade unions, community, cultural, and educational.

 

The goal is to send 80,000 messages of hope, manuscripts, and online, from Quebec. This gesture will echo around the world, around the 10th December next.

 

Amnesty suggests, in particular, to write to Melanie Morrison, who is part of the national movement of families of missing and murdered aboriginal women, and whose sister Tiffany is gone in 2006. We found his remains in 2010. Taner Kiliç, president of Amnesty international Turkey, is imprisoned since the June 9, 2017 ” under false accusations “, supports Amnesty.

 

Xulhaz Mannan, Bangladesh, for its part, has been murdered with a machete while he was editor of the first magazine of the LGBTI community in Bangladesh. Amnesty international requests that the permission to translate his killers to justice. In 65% of cases, the campaigns of Amnesty entail the release of prisoners, the organization supports.

 

The Association des libraires du Québec and the Association of the exclusive distributors of French-language books will offer in a hundred bookstores participating greeting cards exclusive, addressed to Golrokh Ebrahemini Irae, ” defender of the rights of the person and a writer from iran, sentenced to six years in prison for having written a book about the stoning “.

Share Button