Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP

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Here's where the hard work, the research, the campaigning and the letter-writing pays off. Every year survivors of human rights abuses thank us for our work. They show that, together, we make a difference.

Claudia Medina Tamariz © Amnesty International

Five wins in the fight against torture

People power is behind the success of all our work and we’d like to share with you some of the top recent successes that we’ve achieved together in our fight to stop torture globally.

© José Eduardo Ayala Britez

Amnesty applauds action to end the death penalty

Joint Standing Committee to review how Australia engages internationally to promote abolition of the death penalty.

A young Syrian refugee. © Flickr / Freedom House

Australia offers protection to 12,000 Syrian refugees

Important first step to address the biggest global refugee crisis since WW2.

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Five wins in the fight against torture

People power is behind the success of all our work and we’d like to share with you some of the top recent successes that we’ve achieved together in our fight to stop torture globally.

Philippines: positive step to addressing police torture

The Philippines Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights has convened a second inquiry on Amnesty International’s ‘Above The Law: Torture in the Police’ report.

Cuba: Release of graffiti artist must herald new approach to dissent

Cuban graffiti artist 'El Sexto' has been released after nearly a year in prison.

Nauru’s ‘Open’ Australian-run Detention Centre

Amnesty International is hopeful that a recent announcement by Nauru’s government will begin to reduce the stress and abuse imposed on asylum seekers detained at the Australian-run detention centre since the facility reopened in 2012.

Sri Lanka: UN war crimes resolution marks a turning point for victims

Resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council offered the victims of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict the prospect of getting the truth and justice they deserve.

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