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Who we support

This year, our support will be directed to 10 human rights defenders and groups represent all regions of the world.

Li Yulan

China

MADE HOMELESS FOR DEFENDING HOUSING RIGHTS

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Li Yulan

China

MADE HOMELESS FOR DEFENDING HOUSING RIGHTS

Ni Yulan has braved years of violent harassment for standing up for those evicted from their homes. The former lawyer has supported scores of people forced from their homes by lucrative construction projects. She was among thousands whose dwellings were demolished in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The government’s response to her activism has been to harass her and her family, hoping to put an end to her work. They have repeatedly arrested her and, during detention, beat her so badly that she now uses a wheelchair. They have pursued her for nearly 20 years, putting her and her family under surveillance, threatening them, and evicting them from home after home. In March 2016, the authorities refused her a passport to travel to the USA to accept an international prize celebrating her courage. In April 2017, men descended on her rented apartment, grabbed Ni Yulan, her husband and daughter, and threw them out of their home. After being forced to sleep on the streets, the couple now live in temporary housing within constant sight of the police. Still, Ni Yulan has no plans to stop helping people stand up for their rights. It’s our turn to stand up for her.

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  • Write to this Beijing official
  • Tell him to end the harassment of Ni Yulan and her family.

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Xulhaz Mannan

Bangladesh

Hacked to death for defending LGBTQI rights

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Xulhaz Mannan

Bangladesh

Hacked to death for defending LGBTQI rights

Xulhaz Mannan was in his apartment with a friend when men wielding machetes burst in and hacked them to death. Xulhaz was a founder of Bangladesh’s only LGBTIQ magazine, a daring venture in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. Despite ample evidence, including CCTV footage and eyewitness testimony, one year on the killers have yet to be charged for this brutal murder. Tell Bangladesh to bring Xulhaz’s killers to justice.

ACT NOW

  • Write to the Home Minister
  • Tell him to ensure that Xulhaz’s killers are brought to justice.

Actions will be sent to:

Minister of Home Affairs
Asaduzzaman Khan
Ministry of Home Affairs
Bangladesh Secretariat, Building – 8
Dhaka
Bangladesh

w4r@amnesty.org.hk

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Hanan Badr el-Din

Egypt

Facing charges for searching for her missing husband

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Hanan Badr el-Din

Egypt

Facing charges for searching for her missing husband

When Hanan Badr el-Din’s husband disappeared in July 2013, her life changed for good. Her relentless search for him led her to others whose loved ones were taken by the Egyptian security forces. Now a leading voice exposing Egypt’s hundreds of disappeared, her latest search for information about her husband has seen her arrested on false charges which could mean five years in prison.

ACT NOW

  • Tell Egypt to drop all charges and free Hanan immediately and unconditionally.

Actions will be sent to:

President
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Office of the President
Al Ittihadia Palace
Cairo
Egypt

p.spokesman@op.gov.eg
@AlsisiOfficial

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Issa Amro, Farid al-Atrash

Palestinian Territories

Facing baseless charges for their peaceful protest

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Issa Amro, Farid al-Atrash

Palestinian Territories

Facing baseless charges for their peaceful protest

Farid al-Atrash and Issa Amro an end to Israeli settlements – a war crime stemming from Israel’s 50-year occupation of Palestinian land. Dedicated to non-violence, the two activists brave constant attacks by soldiers and settlers. In February 2016, Issa and Farid marched peacefully against settlements and the Israeli occupation. As a result, they face ludicrous charges clearly designed to obstruct their human rights work.

ACT NOW

  • Tell Israel to drop all charges against Farid and Issa immediately.

Actions will be sent to:

Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
Office of the Prime Minister
3 Kaplan Street, PO Box 187, Kiryat Ben-Gurion
Jerusalem 91950
Israel

pm_eng@pmo.gov.il
Twitter: @IsraeliPM

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Taner & the Istanbul 10

Turkey

Persecuted for defending human rights

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Taner & the Istanbul 10

Turkey

Persecuted for defending human rights

Right now, 11 people who have dedicated their lives to defending the human rights of journalists, activists and other dissenting voices in Turkey are themselves in danger. Among them are Amnesty International’s Taner Kılıç and İdil Eser. All are on trial for “terrorism” related crimes – an absurd attempt to choke their human rights activism.

ACT NOW

  • Tell Turkey to stop persecuting these rights defenders and drop the charges against them.

Actions will be sent to:

Minister of Justice
Abdulhamit Gül
Ministry of Justice
Adalet Bakanlığı
06659 Ankara
Turkey

info@adalet.gov.tr

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Sakris Kupila

Finland

Demanding the right to be who he is

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Sakris Kupila

Finland

Demanding the right to be who he is

Sakris Kupila has never identified as a woman. Yet the 21-year-old medical student must endure daily embarrassment because his identity documents say he is female – the gender he was assigned at birth. To legally reassign your gender, you must be diagnosed with a “mental disorder” and sterilised. Sakris opposes this humiliating treatment. And despite threats and open hostility, he continues to demand a change to the law.

ACT NOW

  • Tell Finland to change the law and support transgender rights activists.

Actions will be sent to:

Prime Minister of Finland
Juha Sipilä
Finnish Government
PL 23
00023 Valtioneuvosto
Finland

juha.sipila@vnk.fi
http://amn.st/60028tb22

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Mahadine

Facing life in prison for a Facebook video

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Mahadine

Facing life in prison for a Facebook video

He’s an online activist and father of seven. In September 2016, Tadjadine Mahamat Babouri, commonly known as Mahadine, posted videos on Facebook criticizing the Chadian government. Within days, he was snatched off the streets, beaten and chained up for several weeks. Facing a life sentence, he is gravely ill having caught tuberculosis in prison. He needs urgent medical care. He should not lose his freedom for courageously expressing his opinion.

ACT NOW

  • Tell Chad to release Mahadine without delay.

Actions will be sent to:

President
Idriss Deby Itno
Office of the President
PO Box 74
N’Djaména
Chad

contact@presidence.td

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Shackelia Jackson

Jamaica

Harassed for standing up to police violence

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Shackelia Jackson

Jamaica

Harassed for standing up to police violence

Shackelia Jackson will not give up. When her brother, Nakiea, was gunned down by police, she took on a sluggish court system to lead a bold fight for justice for his murder. In doing so, she rallied dozens of families whose loved ones were similarly killed. In response, the police have repeatedly raided and harassed her community. But Shackelia will not be silenced.

ACT NOW

  • Tell Jamaica to protect Shackelia and ensure justice for all those killed by police

Actions will be sent to:

Prime Minister
Andrew Holness
Office of the Prime Minister
1 Devon Road
Kingston 10
Jamaica

primeminister@opm.gov.jm

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Tell Honduras to protect MILPAH now

Honduras

Risking their lives to save their land

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Tell Honduras to protect MILPAH now

Honduras

Risking their lives to save their land

For the Indigenous Lenca people in Honduras, the land is their life. But huge hydroelectric, mining and other interests are out to exploit that land. MILPAH, the Independent Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz, is at the forefront of the struggle against them. They brave smear campaigns, death threats and physical assault to protect their environment, yet their attackers are rarely brought to justice.

ACT NOW

Actions will be sent to:

President
Juan Orlando Hernández
Casa Presidencial
Bulevar Juan Pablo II
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

murquia@presidencia.gob.hn
@Presidencia_HN

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Clovis Razafimalala

Madagascar

Convicted for protecting endangered rainforest

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Clovis Razafimalala

Madagascar

Convicted for protecting endangered rainforest

Clovis Razafimalala is doing everything he can to protect Madagascar’s vanishing rainforest. Its rosewood trees are a precious resource under threat from a corrupt network of smugglers bent on selling them off in what has become a billion-dollar illegal trade. Clovis’ courageous efforts to save this rare, ruby-coloured tree have brought him unwanted attention. He has been convicted on false charges and could be jailed at any moment.

ACT NOW

  • Tell Madagascar to overturn Clovis’ sentence immediately.

Actions will be sent to:

Minister of Justice
Rasolo Elise Alexandrine
Ministry of Justice
43 Rue Joel Rakotomalala
Faravohitra – Antananarivo
Madagascar

spminjus@yahoo.fr

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1. Amnesty identifies people and communities at risk of human rights abuses worldwide, who need solidarity and justice.
2. We pick cases where global activism can make a huge difference, rights now.
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4. Activists organize amazing events and actions around the cases.
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