Amnesty International's Urgent Action Network is a community of people just like you who take action—letters, emails, phone calls, faxes and tweets--on emergency cases of human rights abuses around the world. Together, we’ve helped stop torture, halt executions and free prisoners of conscience like Phyoe Phyoe Aung in Myanmar (pictured above).

Here’s how it works: you sign up below to receive Urgent Action bulletins. You can choose to receive all of them or a more limited number. Each bulletin you receive specifies the case, the government officials you should contact, their contact information and suggestions about what to write, say or tweet. Once people like you take action, the relevant authorities quickly realize that the world is watching and an international audience is deeply concerned about the case's outcome. That global pressure often helps achieve a positive outcome. Don’t believe us? Check out the link below to our feed of Good News—then sign up for the Urgent Action Network!

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Urgent Action Network Updates
Tuesday, June 30th was a very good day. Two activists in Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, walked free after serving over a year of a two-year prison sentence. Bhekithemba (Bheki) Makh...
A 23-year-old Palestinian man, Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha, has been detained by the Israeli military, without charge or any explanation, since 14 December. He has not been allowed visits from his famil...

Bruce Ward, who was due to be put to death on 17 April in Arkansas, received a stay of execution. His lawyers maintain that his mental disability deprives him of a rational understanding of his pun...

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