Campaigns

Norwich Amnesty takes part in a wide range of Campaigns throughout the year.

Campaigns

  • Write for Rights 2016

    During November and December we would like you to send a personal message to one or more of the individuals and communities that feature in this year’s Write for Rights campaign.
    Each one makes it harder for a president or police chief to ignore our appeals. We’ve helped thousands of prisoners of conscience claim their freedom.
    All around the world people are suffering human rights abuses that need your help.
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  • TUNISIA: Show solidarity with the LGBTI community

    June’s month action is to show solidarity with the LGBTI community in Tunisia and write to the Tunisian authorities urging th em to publicly condemn all forms of sexual and gender based violence against LGBTI people.
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  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Child Labour in Cobalt Mines

    Cobalt is a key part of lithium-ion batteries used in products such as smartphones and laptops. Half of the cobalt on the market is extracted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), amid hazardous working conditions, without the most basic protective equipment, and often involving child labour.
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  • Waleed Abu Al-Khair Starts Hunger Strike

    Imprisoned human rights defender and lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair, began a hunger strike on 7 June to protest the prison authorities’ refusal to provide him with adequate medical care and because of his ongoing ill-treatment.

    Waleed Abu al-Khair, a prominent human rights defender and lawyer who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for his peaceful activism, began a hunger strike at Briman prison in Jeddah on 7 June in protest at his ongoing ill-treatment by the prison authorities, including their denial of adequate medical treatment. He suffers from diabetes and intestinal complications for which he needs medical attention and a special diet that the prison authorities have refused to provide him.
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  • Demand Urgent Protection for people with albinism being Murdered for body parts

    People are in huge amounts of danger because they are born with a genetic condition: albinism.
    They are being hunted for their bones and body parts, and the perpetrators are going unpunished. Malawi’s government urgently needs to protect the thousands of people with albinism – a vulnerable group of people at risk of abductions and killings.
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  • Peru Family Harassed By Mining Company Personnel

    Máxima Acuña and her family, subsistence farmers in northern Peru, have reported new acts of intimidation and harassment against them, this time by armed security personnel from a mining company. They are in an ongoing legal dispute against the mining company over the ownership of a plot of land where the family lives. They believe the ongoing harassment and intimidation against them is an attempt to drive them away.
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  • Ailing Blogger told to return to prison

    Blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been summoned to return to prison to resume serving his 13-year sentence though he is critically ill and doctors have advised against stopping his specialized medical care. He has been on medical leave since mid-June 2015. If he returns to jail, he will be a prisoner of conscience.
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  • Extended detention for prisoner of conscience

    A judge in Cairo renewed the detention order of student Mahmoud Hussein (m) for 45 days on 24 August. He has spent over 18 months in pre-trial detention for wearing a T-shirt with the “Nation Without Torture Campaign” logo and a scarf with the logo of the “25 January Revolution”. He is a prisoner of conscience.
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  • Ahmad Mshaima’ Tells Family Of Beating

    Ahmad Mshaima’ is serving a one-year prison sentence handed down in December 2014 for reading a poem considered offensive to the King of Bahrain. After a prison strike in Jaw prison on 10 March, his family were only able to see him on 5 May. During the visit, he told them that he had been blindfolded and beaten on his back and knees two days earlier, because he had told other prisoners not to ask to go to the toilet while a guard who humiliated them was on duty. He also told his family that on 10 March he and other prisoners had been beaten and then not allowed to go to the toilet for three days. His family said that during the visit he complained about hearing loss in one ear and feeling pain all over his body. He and other prisoners have been sleeping in a tent in one of the prison’s courtyards since 10 March.
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  • Amnesty highlight’s UK’s shameful response to refugee and migrant crisis

    You will no doubt be aware of the ever-increasing tragedy on Europe’s shores, where we are witnessing more and more people drowning in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Belatedly, this issue has now made it onto the agenda of European governments – their words of the last few days must be turned into life-saving action. EU leaders will be gathering at an emergency meeting this Thursday – it is vital they take action to immediately set up effective search & rescue operations to save lives.
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  • Land Claimants Attacked By Armed Men

    Scores of armed men attacked land claimants in the Afro-descendant and Afro-mestizo community of Pedeguita Mansilla, northern Colombia, days after the community was denied protection measures. They are claiming restitution of their collective lands.
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  • Family Continues Facing Police Harassment

    Máxima Acuña and her family, subsistence farmers in northern Peru, have reported further acts of intimidation and harassment by the police. They are in an ongoing legal dispute against a mining company over the ownership of a plot of land where the family lives. They believe this harassment and intimidation by the police is an attempt to drive them away.
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  • Al Jazeera Journalists soon to be Retried

    Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed will be retried on 12 February, the authorities have announced. Both men are prisoners of conscience. Peter Greste was deported to Cyprus on 1 February and has since been reunited with his family in Australia.
    The authorities told Mohamed Fahmy ahead of his appeal hearing on 1 January that giving up his Egyptian citizenship would be the “only way out” for him, his family announced. The journalist is understood to have given up his citizenship soon after this. Mohamed Fahmy had hoped that he would subsequently be deported to Canada but is still detained, awaiting a retrial.
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  • Help Save Shaker Aamer – more then 12 years in Guantanamo

    Shaker Aamer, as you may know, is the remaining Guantanamo Bay detainee of British origin or residency. His wife and 4 children are British and live in the UK. He has been incarcerated since 2001. He has never been charged with an offence. He was cleared for release by the US authorities in 2007, but remains in prison today.
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  • A Year In Prison For ‘Insulting The King’

    Ahmad Hassan ‘Ali Mshaima’ was sentenced on 9 December by a Lower Criminal Court to one year in prison for publicly insulting the King of Bahrain, under article 214 of the Bahraini Penal code, which criminalizes insulting the ruler of the country. He had been charged after reading a poem on 1 November during a religious festival commemorating Ashura in al-Muharraq island, north-east of Manama, which cites growing injustice in Bahrain and describes the ruler as an unjust ruler who breaks promises and sheds blood.
    His lawyers complained that they had not been able to attend his interrogation at the Public Prosecution Office on 14 November, the day after he was arrested, as they were told he was not there.
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  • Write for Rights 2014

    During November and December we would like you to send a personal message to one or more of the individuals and communities that feature in this year’s Write for Rights campaign.
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  • Court To Review Khaled Al-Qazzaz’s Detention

    A court is due to review the detention of Khaled al-Qazzaz on 17 December. The former presidential aide has yet to receive the surgery he needs for his neck injury and has now spent over 17 months in detention without charge or trial.
    Courts have renewed Khaled al-Qazzaz’s detention repeatedly, without charge or trial, despite his deteriorating health. A court is next due to review his detention on 17 December, after postponing the decision during two previous sessions. He needs surgery for spinal stenosis, a condition in which the space around the spine narrows and compresses the nerves, as well as herniated discs in his neck and lower back. His family have said he is suffering from severe pain in his neck and numbness and weakness in his hands and legs.
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  • Egypt: Refugees Face Forcible Return To Gaza Or Syria

    Five Palestinian refugees from Syria are at imminent risk of being forcibly returned to either Gaza or Syria by the Egyptian authorities. Their travel documents have been confiscated and they have been confined to a terminal in Cairo airport.
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  • Call for an end to torture and impunity in Mexico

    The military and police force in Mexico are routinely torturing people in their care – sometimes to death. The torturers are rarely held to account.
    Police and soldiers, often deployed in public security operations, are routinely torturing people as a way to extract ‘confessions’ or ‘information’ from criminal suspects or from people who are arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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  • Egypt Court to Try 494 People Over Protests

    A court in Cairo is due to try 494 people for their alleged role in violence during protests in August 2013, in a case which may lead to mass death sentences. Those on trial include 11 children and 18-year-old Ibrahim Halawa, an Egyptian-Irish national who Amnesty International has established is a prisoner of conscience.
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  • Jorge Arzave Orihuela Gets New Phone Threat

    Human rights defender Jorge Arzave Orihuela has received a further threatening phone call at his home in Lomas de San Francisco Tepojaco, Mexico State. He and his family are in danger.
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  • Thousands More At Risk Of Forced Eviction in Haiti

    Approximately a hundred families have been forcibly evicted from an informal settlement known as Canaan in continuance of an illegal eviction process which started in December 2013. Thousands more people may be at risk of being made homeless.
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  • Peru Family Receives Threats and Faces Eviction

    Máxima Acuña received a death threat over the telephone on 30 January and has been repeatedly harassed by police. She is in an ongoing legal dispute against a mining company over the ownership of a plot of land where she and her family live in northern Peru. They are at constant risk of forced eviction, attacks and threats from police.
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  • Families Left Homeless, Threatened by Gunmen in Brazil

    Sixty families from two rural communities in the state of Maranhão, northeast Brazil, were left homeless and landless after being forcibly evicted by Maranhão police. The community Campo da Bandeira has also been threatened and intimidated by gunmen patrolling the area. Four community leaders have been “marked down for death”.
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  • Afghanistan: Protect Women Human Rights Defenders & tackle Violence Against Women

    Afghan women human rights defenders are some of the most active agents of positive social change in their communities and are on the frontline in protecting human rights. As journalists, activists, health professionals, teachers and politicians they play a vital role in defending women’s rights and building a stronger and fairer society in which all Afghans can enjoy their basic human rights.
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  • Stop all forced evictions in Kenya

    People in Kenya’s slums are being kicked out of their homes with no warning and live in constant fear of it happening.
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  • Sri Lanka: Commonwealth Meeting and the Journalist who Disappeared

    The Sri Lankan government has for years created an image of human rights progress in a country where instead torture, crushing dissent, and impunity remain an everyday reality. As Sri Lanka gears up to host a meeting of Commonwealth leaders from 15 -17 November, it’s time for the government to come clean about torture, unlawful detention and the countless other abuses that continue to plague the island unchecked – and stop them.
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  • Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Charged

    Palestinian human rights lawyer and activist Anas Barghouti was arrested by the Israeli army on 15 September. He was held without charge until 24 September when an Israeli military court presented him with charges related to his work and human rights activism. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally.
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  • Write for Rights 2013

    During November and December we would like you to send a personal message to one or more of the individuals and communities that feature in this year’s Write for Rights campaign.
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  • Detention of Two Canadians Extended

    On 29 September the detention of two Canadians, Tarek Loubani and John Greyson, was extended by 45 days. The men claim they were beaten following their arrest and have endured cramped and unsanitary conditions in Tora prison, Egypt. They remain on hunger strike to protest against their continued detention.
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  • Indigenous people threatened in Brazil

    There are concerns for the safety of some 60 Indigenous people, including children, who occupied a sugar cane plantation they say is their ancestral land in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul on 15 September. They have been threatened by armed private security guards working on the plantation.
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  • Torture fears for Kurdish Rights Activist

    Kurdish rights activist Juwan Abd Rahman Khaled has been detained in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance since his arrest on 3 September 2012 by persons believed to be part of Syria’s State Security. There are fears he may have been subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.
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  • Azerbaijan: pre-election crackdown on dissent

    Azerbaijan will hold a Presidential election on 9 October 2013. As the official campaign period for the October polls started last month, Amnesty International identified 14 new prisoners of conscience in the country.
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  • Prisoners Of Conscience Released In Turkmenistan

    All of you who helped with the cases of Prisoners of Conscience Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khadzhiev will be delighted to know that earlier this year both men were released from prison after their six year sentence. They were held all this time in a harsh prison in Turkmenbashi, a town on the Caspian Sea coast.
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  • Iraq – Seven Iranians Abducted from Camp Ashraf

    Seven Iranian exiles, members of the People’s Mojahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), were abducted from Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, on 1 September by armed men who had attacked the Camp and killed 52 residents. Unconfirmed reports have suggested that they are in the custody of the Iraqi authorities. They are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment and could be forcibly returned to Iran.
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  • Iran Prisoner Of Conscience Denied Health Care

    Iranian prisoner of conscience Hossein Ronaghi Maleki is on hunger strike to protest against the conditions of political prisoners. His health is deteriorating rapidly and he needs urgent medical care.
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  • Stop new Forced Eviction of Roma in Baia Mare, Romania

    Romani families in the Craica settlement in the town of Baia Mare, Romania, are at imminent risk of a new forced eviction. On 2 August, approximately 30 families reportedly received orders asking them to leave their houses by 5 August. Around 15 houses were demolished on 5 August, and the remaining families could be forcibly evicted at any time.
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  • Three Men Face Imminent Execution in India

    On 14 August, India’s Supreme Court upheld its rejection of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar’s commutation plea. He is now at risk of imminent execution. The mercy petitions of two other men were also rejected by the President in August, and reports suggest they could be executed on 22 August.
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  • Israel Army plans forced evictions of Palestinians

    About 1,000 Palestinians in the southern West Bank, nearly 500 of them children, are threatened by forced eviction. The Israeli army plans to evict the residents of eight villages to make way for a military training zone.
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  • No more excuses: Bring Shaker home

    Call on Prime Minister Cameron to do everything he can to secure Shaker Aamer’s immediate release. Tell him there can be no more excuses: the time for action is now.
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  • Bahraini Lawyer’s Prison Sentence For Tweet Upheld

    Bahraini lawyer, Mahdi al-Basri, had his one-year prison sentence upheld by the High Criminal Court of Appeal on 3 July, for allegedly insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter. He may be a prisoner of conscience.
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  • Cambodia: Free Born Samnang And Sok Sam Oeun

    Two men in Cambodia who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the killing of prominent trade union leader Chea Vichea in 2004 and were originally released in 2008 have suddenly been sent back to prison.
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  • Death Threat To Human Rights Lawyer In Haiti

    A human rights lawyer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has been threatened and intimidated since 15 April, when two men were arrested and beaten. One died in custody. The lawyer is now representing the cases of both men.
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  • Stop Vietnam executing 117 prisoners

    117 death row inmates in Vietnam face imminent execution by lethal injection, after a change in Vietnamese law came into effect this week. Stop the executions.
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  • Turkey: end violent repression, allow free expression

    Since 29 May, over 2,000 people have been injured across Turkey after police used water cannon and teargas against demonstrators.
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  • End discrimination against Roma

    There are around six million Roma in the EU. Many are forced to leave their homes by local authorities. All suffer severe discrimination. This violates European law.
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  • Zimbabwe: Stop this year’s elections descending into violence

    The last time Zimbabwe held an election in 2008 it descended into extreme violence. 200 people were killed and thousands more injured. we want to stop the bloodshed returning during this year’s election.
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  • Ask your MP to stand with Afghan women to end violence

    From domestic abuse to public attacks, women in Afghanistan continue to experience systemic violence and discrimination.
    Ask your MP to pressure the UK Government to ending violence against women.
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  • Five Bahraini Men Sentenced to Jail for Tweets

    Five Bahraini men, including a lawyer, were sentenced to one year’s imprisonment by the Manama Lower Criminal Court on 15 May for allegedly insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter. They may be prisoners of conscience.
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  • Hundreds of families in Haiti in danger of being evicted from their makeshift camp in the capital

    Hundreds of families in Haiti who became homeless through the earthquake in January 2010 are in danger of being evicted from their makeshift camp in the capital, Port-au-Prince. They were recently victims of an arson attack, and a resident died in police custody.
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  • Release Madhi Issa Abu Dheeb

    In early 2011, as peaceful protests spread across Bahrain, Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb and his colleague Jalila al-Salman called for a teachers’ strike to support the growing demands for reform. Since Mahdi and Jalila were leaders of the Bahrain Teaching Association, most of us would say that they were just doing their job.
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  • Scores of families forcibly evicted in Menongue City, Angola

    On Tuesday April 9th scores of families were forcibly evicted in Menongue City, Angola. Thousands more are threatened by eviction.
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  • Over 60 people living in Kamienskiego Street in the city of Wroclaw face imminent eviction

    Over 60 Roma people living in an informal settlement in Kamienskiego Street, Wroclaw, face imminent eviction. The community consists of Romanian Roma, who have lived in the Kamienskiego Street settlement for three years.
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  • Help Save Shaker Aamer

    Of the 166 remaining prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, 86 have been cleared for release. In some cases there could be valid reasons for the delay, such as no nation being prepared to take them, but no such obstacles exist in Shaker’s case.
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  • End violence against women in Afghanistan

    From beatings behind closed doors to targeted attacks on women human rights defenders, violence against women is rife in Afghanistan. Help stop the abuse
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  • Nigeria – Hundreds of people forcibly evicted in Badia East settlement

    At least 300 homes have been demolished and hundreds of residents have been left homeless as Lagos State officials carried out a forced eviction on 23 February in Badia East settlement in Lagos, Nigeria. Thousands more remain at risk of being forcibly evicted from their homes.
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  • Angola 3: Call for Albert’s retrial to go ahead

    Albert Woodfox (left) has spent most of the last 41 years in solitary confinement in America. Now there’s a chance his 1973 conviction could be overturned.
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  • Arms Trade Treaty

    At least 1,500 men, women and children die from armed violence and conflict every single day. But the global arms trade remains unregulated. We need your help.
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  • Save Li Yan: denied protection from abuse – now facing execution

    A woman who killed her violent husband after months of abuse faces imminent execution after exhausting all appeals. Li Yan, aged 41 – whose repeated calls to the police for protection were ignored – could be put to death any day between now and the Chinese New Year in early February.
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  • Support Pussy Riot appeal for justice

    As the court prepares to consider Maria Alekhina’s appeal, please ask that she and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are released immediately.
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  • Release Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo

    Former British resident Shaker Amer has been held at the camp for 11 years, without ever knowing why. His health continues to deteriorate.
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  • Help protect civilians in Syria

    In Syria human rights abuses by both opposition and government forces are spiralling. Don’t let 2013 be another year of bloodshed
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  • Gao Zhisheng: Human rights lawyer at risk

    In 2001 the authorities named Gao one of China’s top ten lawyers. Now he is imprisoned, locked up as a result of his human rights work. Send Gao a message of support.
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  • Secret justice: ask your MP to oppose the Justice and Security Bill

    The Justice and Security Bill will be debated in the UK House of Lords in November and then in the House of Commons. Now is a key time to influence our representatives to ensure amendments are made to the Bill and that it is not passed into law as it currently stands.
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  • Write for Rights 2012

    During November and December we would like you to send a personal message to one or more of the individuals and communities that feature in this year’s Write for Rights campaign.
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  • Stop Uganda Anti Homosexuality Bill [updated]

    A life behind bars simply for having consensual sex with the person you love? This could be Uganda’s future.
    A new Bill that could be passed within days of it being debated in the Ugandan Parliament will punish individuals for their sexual orientation. We have a very limited time to stop it.
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  • Voice your support for Jacqueline – sentenced to life in prison aged 15

    20 years ago Jacqueline Montanez was sentenced to life imprisonment without even the possibility of parole. At the time of the crime she was just 15 years old. Show Jacqueline your support.
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  • Return of Paraguay Indigenous Land Still Pending

    The Paraguayan indigenous community Sawhoyamaxa are unable to sustain their traditional activities, essential for their survival. While negotiations have reopened, effective action by the authorities is needed to ensure they can return to their traditional land. The community is still living in destitute conditions alongside a nearby highway.
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  • Azerbaijan: Imprisoned for peaceful protest – Update

    23 year-old activist and journalist Mehman Huseynov is facing up to five years in prison on fabricated ‘hooliganism’ charges.
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  • Teachers locked up after calling for a strike – tell Bahrain to drop the charges

    In early 2011, as peaceful protests spread across Bahrain, Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb called for a teachers’ strike to support the growing calls for reform. Since Jalila and Mahdi were leaders of the Bahrain Teaching Association, most of us would say that they were just doing their job.
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  • Protect human rights defenders in Pakistan

    No one should fear for their life for standing up for basic rights: ask Pakistan’s government to protect human rights defenders.
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  • Release Indonesian prisoner of conscience Filep Karma

    Indonesian prisoner of conscience Filep Karma is a civil servant who was arrested and charged with treason in 2005. As the Indonesian President prepares to visit the UK, please write to the authorities and demand Filep’s immediate and unconditional release.
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  • Survival of Paraguay Indigenous Community at Risk

    There are increased concerns for the survival of the Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community in Paraguay as negotiations with the authorities to ensure they can return to their ancestral land have stopped.
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  • Romani Families Forcibly Evicted In Rome – Update

    On 28 September, about 250 Roma people were forcibly evicted from the camp of Tor de’ Cenci in Rome. The only alternative housing solution offered was the transfer to racially segregated housing.
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  • Demand Justice For Hakamada Iwao

    Hakamada Iwao is thought to be the longest serving death row inmate. He was sentenced to death in Japan in 1968 after an unfair trial and has spent much of the past four decades in solitary confinement. Four over forty years he has lived with the knowledge that he could be executed any day, without warning.
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  • Send your support to Malala Yousufzai and friends

    Tuesday 9 October was like any other school day for 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai. But Malala is no ordinary teenager and shortly after boarding the bus home things changed dramatically – she was gunned down by Taliban fighters who also injured two of her friends, Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Ahmed.
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  • Free Chinese housing rights activist, Ni Yulan

    Over the 18 years she has been practising law, Ni Yulan has taken on many politically sensitive cases of people protesting the demolition of their homes. For this, she and her family have paid a high price.
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  • Egyptian Arrested For Critical Internet Posts

    On 13 September 2012 Alber Saber Ayad was arrested at his home in Cairo, Egypt, accused of “defamation of religion” and “spreading false news” in relation to internet posts he made which criticised religion. He has been reportedly ill-treated while in detention. He is a prisoner of conscience arrested solely for his exercising his right to freedom of expression.
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  • Syrian Human Rights Lawyer Feared Arrested

    Two Syrian men, one a human rights lawyer, have not been seen or heard from since 2 October. There is grave concern that they may have been detained and are at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
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  • Azerbaijan: Imprisoned for peaceful protest

    On 12 June, 23 year-old activist and journalist Mehman Huseynov was arrested on bogus ‘hooliganism’ charges. We think he was targeted by authorities after highlighting human rights abuses during the Eurovision Song Contest.
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  • Chad’s forgotten prisoners

    Amnesty’s new report exposes the extremely degrading conditions of Chad’s prisons. Men women and children are all mixed together in cells with open sewers and little drinking water
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  • Stop the execution of Reggie Clemons

    For 19 years, Reggie has sat on death row for a murder that the prosecution agree he didn’t commit. Now, we have a real chance to save his life.
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  • Help Stop the execution spree in Gambia

    The executions of nine death row inmates in Gambia comes after statements made by President Jammeh on 19 and 20 August. He told the world that his country would execute everyone on death row by mid-September.
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  • Break-In At Mexico Women’s Rights Organisation

    The offices of Mexican women’s rights organisation Consorcio Oaxaca have been broken into again, and the staff have been threatened.
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  • Honduras Journalist Mavis Ethel Cruz Threatened

    Journalist Mavis Ethel Cruz has received a telephone death threat at her home in Honduras. Her life is in danger.
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  • Verdict Expected For 13 Bahrain Opposition Activists [Urgent Action]

    The final verdict in the trial of 13 opposition activists will be announced on 14 August.
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  • British pensioner in Iraqi prison after unfair trial

    70-year-old, Ramze Shihab Ahmed is serving a 15 year prison sentence in Iraq after an unfair trial.
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  • Protect rights for migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers

    Torture in detention is systemic for migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya – many of whom have fled conflict and persecution and need international protection.
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  • Bahrain: child on trial for ‘illegal gathering’

    Eleven-year-old Ali Hassan, has been charged with ‘illegal gathering’ and ‘disturbing security’.
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  • Crisis help needed following illegal evictions in Nigeria

    Thousands of people in Port Harcourt, Nigeria are homeless after they were illegally evicted from their homes.
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  • Libya’s election winners must prioritise human rights

    With torture being committed by opposition and authority forces alike, the winner of this weekend’s historic election must make human rights a priority
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  • Release Burma’s Prisoners Of Conscience

    Human rights abuses remain common andalthough 650 political prisoners have been released in just over a year hundreds remain behind bars.
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  • Russia must act to help stop the bloodshed in Syria

    A Russian official has suggested that no new arms deals will be signed with Syria while the situation remains unstable. But with Russia still fulfilling existing contracts this does not go nearly far enough.
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  • Middle East North Africa Campaign Update

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  • Missing School teacher believed held – Syria [Urgent Action]

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  • Tell Lord Coe to stop defending Dow Chemical

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  • Turkmenistan – your opportunity to make a difference [New]

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  • Changes to Overseas Domestic Worker visa putting workers at risk

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  • North Korean Prison Camps Must Close

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  • Amnesty Arms Trade Campaign Update and Petition [Update]

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  • Demand Justice For Student Shot By Security Forces

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  • Help urge Syrian authorities to release Human Rights Lawyer, Abdullah al-Khalil [updated]

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  • Show solidarity with Saudi women

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  • Bring Ahmed Belbacha home from Guantánamo Bay

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  • Bring Shaker Aamer home from Guantánamo Bay

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  • Take Action for Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)

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  • Guantanamo Bay – 10 Years on

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