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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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One year since China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers

It’s been one year since China began its assault on human rights lawyers and activists across the country on 9 July 2015. We take a look at the key events as they unfolded and the situation today.

Editors, 6 July 2016

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Indonesia – An activist’s account of his dedication to peaceful protest

Amnesty supporters worldwide wrote thousands of letters on behalf of Filep Karma who was released from prison in November 2015. Today, he shares why he won’t stop fighting for freedom of expression in Indonesia.

Editors, 1 July 2016

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How you can help defend individuals at risk

We explain how you can get involved and make a difference for people whose human rights have been violated,

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Write for Rights

Right now, there's someone being targeted by their government, though they've committed no crime. Their freedom and safety are in danger but you can help - just by writing a letter. Join Write for Rights and put the spotlight where it's needed most.

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Urgent Action Network

Join over 1.9 million people worldwide and write for those at immediate risk of human rights abuses. You will be emailed one critical case fortnightly, so you can take action when it is most needed.

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Urgent actions

When Amnesty International receives news of people in imminent, short-term danger, an Urgent Action is issued by our International Secretariat in London, calling on people to write letters immediately. Take action now for these cases.

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Case updates

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.