Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP


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.

A protest sign reads 'we stand together' on an Indigenous flag background. © Amnesty International

Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

Justice targets are crucial to ending the high rates of Indigenous imprisonment in Australia.

Phyoe Phyoe Aung and her partner. © BayBay

Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung has been released!

In a huge victory for human rights, an activist jailed for helping organise a student protest has been released.

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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Nauru: New criminal law is welcome improvement on human rights

Amnesty International welcomes Nauru's new Crimes Act 2016, which makes the death penalty no longer applicable under law, decriminalises same-sex sexual activity, allows abortions carried out by medical professionals, and criminalises marital rape.

Woman tortured by police is released from prison after four years

A judge’s decision to acquit mother of two Yecenia Armenta Graciano and release her from prison on 7 June 2016 in northern Mexico brings an end to four long years of injustice.

Good news: Father Nguyen Van Ly released

Vietnamese human rights defender and Catholic priest, Father Nguyen Van Ly, has been released from prison – months ahead of his expected release date.

Argentina: Historic Operation Condor ruling great step forward for truth and justice

The sentencing of a former Argentinean military leader for his role in hundreds of enforced disappearances in the context of a region-wide intelligence operation must open the door to further investigations to bring all those responsible to justice.

El Salvador: Release of woman jailed after miscarriage, a victory for human rights

A court's decision this week​ to release a woman who spent four years in jail in El Salvador for miscarrying her pregnancy is a great victory for human rights, said Amnesty International.

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