People across the world are taking enormous risks for our rights. But they’re being harassed, tortured, jailed and even killed – simply for daring to stand up for others.
By taking action for these individuals, you become part of a global voice of over eight million people standing up for human rights for everyone.
Download one of the petitions below, and get people in your community (friends, families, colleagues) to sign. Post it back to Amnesty, and we’ll send it off to the people with the power to make a difference.
Every action counts – you can make a real difference in the lives of individuals at risk.
Yasaman Aryani, Iran
In International Women’s Day 2019, women’s rights activist Yasaman Aryani took off her headscarf and walked through a train in Iran while handing out flowers. A month later she was arrested and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
To mark the first anniversary of her arrest on 10 April, Amnesty supporters are aiming to handover 100,000 actions calling for Yasaman’s release at the Iranian Embassy in Canberra. Download the resources below to find out how you can help make a difference.
Julian Assange, United Kingdom
Protect the right to freedom of expression. Urge the American authorities to drop the charges against Julian Assange that stem solely from his publishing activities with Wikileaks.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iran
Nasrin, an award-winning human rights lawyer, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes because of her work defending women’s rights. Call for her immediate release.
Yulia Tsvetkova, Russia
Russian activist and artist, Yulia Tsvetkova, is facing 6 years in prison for defending women’s and LGBTI rights. She has been under house arrest since 22 November 2019, and faces absurd charges under Russia’s “gay propaganda laws.” Call for her release.
Zak Kostopoulos, Greece
Zak, also known by his drag stage name Zackie Oh, died in September 2018 following a violent attack. 6 people have been charged in relation to Zak’s death, but the criminal investigation has been marred with failings. Demand an impartial, independent and effective
investigation into Zak’s death.
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