Letter From Yoko
John wrote, “You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one.”
That’s what being part of Amnesty International means for me. We are a worldwide movement of dreamers and activists — who are shining a light of hope for those imprisoned for their beliefs.
Join me and make a donation to Amnesty International. Your gift will support our work freeing individuals who are imprisoned only for having the courage to speak, to demonstrate, and to express the thoughts that you and I do freely every day.
Because the need is so great, several leading Amnesty supporters have agreed to match any contribution you make now through December 31.
As I write this, the unjustly imprisoned are suffering behind bars.
Right now, a Tibetan filmmaker — Dhondup Wangchen — is languishing in a Chinese prison simply because he made a film that explores the views of Tibetan people toward the Beijing Olympics and the Dalai Lama.
After a secret trial, he was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for “subversion of state power” and has reportedly been tortured.
Amnesty is pressuring the Chinese government to release Wangchen, investigate the allegations of torture to bring those responsible to justice.
Will you help Amnesty be a light for prisoners like Wangchen? Make a donation that will go twice as far.
Because of people like you, Amnesty International is a tenacious, tireless advocate for humanity. There is no greater champion for prisoners of conscience and no stronger force for human rights.
Together we can not only imagine, but also build a more just, more peaceful world.
You have my deepest gratitude for your commitment to human rights.
ARTIST & HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST