A tree-mendous response to appeal

ENLIGHTENING: Charles Jolly, a member of Buxton Amnesty International, with the tree in the Pavilion Gardens which helped raised awareness of people unjustly imprisoned around the world. Photo contributed.
ENLIGHTENING: Charles Jolly, a member of Buxton Amnesty International, with the tree in the Pavilion Gardens which helped raised awareness of people unjustly imprisoned around the world. Photo contributed.
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A LOCAL human rights group has hailed the tree-mendous response to its latest appeal.

To mark Human Rights Day, Buxton Amnesty International Group set-up a tree in the Pavilion Gardens brightly decorated with candles, and invited passers-by to sign and decorate messages of support for people unjustly imprisoned.

Charles Jolly, a member of the group, said: “We had a brilliant response to our appeal. We are sending off bundles of brightly-coloured Amnesty candles to the authorities, asking for release or fair trials.

“Tyrants need to know that victims of injustice are not forgotten.”

Amnesty International is 50-years-old this year and still speaking out and often stopping human rights violations. The local group meets in the Old Hall Hotel on the first Thursday of every month, starting from February, and new members are welcome.