Thank you for defending human rights!
Your support in financial year 2019-2020 has made these positive human rights changes a reality. We couldn't do it without you, and we can't wait to see the powerful impact we can have together in the next financial year.
After seven years trapped in Papua New Guinea, Behrouz Boochani was freed from the torment he suffered under Australia’s abusive offshore immigration detention regime. Your gift helped pressure the authorities to release Behrouz. Since his release, Behrouz is now living and enjoying his freedom in New Zealand.
Thanks to you, the Canadian federal government has agreed to build a long-awaited treatment centre for the First Nations community of Grassy Narrows who have been affected by mercury poisoning.
Thanks to you, changes to the youth justice act were implemented in Queensland which will ensure kids are no longer held in police watch houses for weeks on end. Your gift made this positive change a reality.
Thanks to you, Dr Scott Warren was acquitted of charges of “harboring” migrants. Warren is both a geography professor and an activist and volunteer for No More Deaths — an NGO that leaves emergency supplies for migrants crossing the US-Mexico border.
Thanks to you, Yasaman Aryani’s prison sentence has been reduced to 5 years and 6 months. Yasaman, a 24-year-old activist in Iran, was originally sentenced to 16 years in prison for campaigning against forced veiling. We will continue to monitor Yasaman’s case and campaign for freedom for all women’s rights activists.
Thanks to you, freedom of the press is being protected. Niger’s authorities released journalist Mamane Kaka, after he was unfairly detained for three weeks in a prison in Niger for posting about a suspected case of COVID-19 on social media.
Thanks to you, Guligeina Tashimaimaiti has been released from a “transformation through education” centre in China. Following her release in early May 2020, she spoke with her family in a video call — the first contact they’ve had since 2017. Guligeina is currently teaching English in the community in Xinjiang.
Together we are powerful enough to challenge injustice and ensure human rights can be enjoyed equally by all. Thank you.