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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.
Undeterred by threats, physical attacks and prison, human rights lawyer Robert Sann Aung has been defending activists in Myanmar for more than 30 years. After the recent elections in Myanmar, he talks to us about his hopes for his country.
Editors, 9 November 2015
Moses Akatugba, a Nigerian torture victim wrongfully sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16 years old, has been pardoned.
BrookePhillips, 25 June 2015
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We explain how you can get involved and make a difference for people whose human rights have been violated,
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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.
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.
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.
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.