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Individuals at Risk

Right now, thousands of individuals around the world are at risk of, or are experiencing, human rights violations. These people, who are just like you, face human rights abuses like discrimination, violence, imprisonment or even death.

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Out of the Shadows: Fighting for the Rights of Sex Workers

For many years Amnesty International has documented human rights violations against sex workers in countries all over the world. Today we launch four detailed research reports into the situation for sex workers in Argentina, Hong Kong, Norway and Papua New Guinea. The picture is grim.

Editors, 25 May 2016

Berta Cáceres was murdered on 3 March 2016. © AI

Sole witness to Berta Cáceres murder: “It was clear she was going to get killed”

The armed men who burst into the house of Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres on 3 March had a simple plan: find her, kill her, and leave. What they didn’t expect, however, is for Gustavo Castro, a human rights activist working with Friends of the Earth Mexico and a close friend of Berta’s, to be in the next room.

Editors, 18 May 2016

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Individuals at risk of human rights violations are at the heart of Amnesty International's work. Every year, together with the help of supporters like you, we campaign for hundreds of cases involving thousands of individuals at risk of human rights abuses.