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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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Good news

Walne was accused of using sorcery to kill a young boy and hunted by her husband’s family. Narrowly escaping public execution, she is currently in hiding. © Vlad Sokhin

Incredible progress on ending ‘sorcery’ murders in Papua New Guinea

In early April we asked for your help with a crisis in Papua New Guinea - we are very happy to finally be able to share some good news with you.

Editors, 2 May 2013

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Freed Cambodian journalist thanks Amnesty

Prisoner of conscience Mam Sonando has walked free from trumped-up charges designed to silence the Cambodian journalist.

Editors, 24 April 2013

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In Focus

Anti-corruption activist Liu Hua © Du Bin

Good news: Chinese activist Liu Hua is released

An anti-corruption activist detained for her appearance in a documentary exposing torture in China’s labour camps has been released after 37 days in detention.

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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.