Defending the Human Rights of Individuals Around the World

In countries around the world, people's lives are threatened because of who they are or what they believe. Amnesty International puts protecting individuals at risk of human rights violations at the very heart of our work.

Our campaign for Individuals at Risk (IAR) mobilizes ordinary people to provide hope and transform lives through simple powerful action. We help free prisoners of conscience, people imprisoned solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs or identity. We provide rapid response when detainees are tortured and denied basic rights, when human rights defenders face death threats, when people are discriminated against because they are poor. We act to aid specific individuals at risk and pressure governments to address underlying human rights issues.

Defending the Human Rights of Individuals Around the World

In countries around the world, people's lives are threatened because of who they are or what they believe. Amnesty International puts protecting individuals at risk of human rights violations at the very heart of our work.

Our campaign for Individuals at Risk (IAR) mobilizes ordinary people to provide hope and transform lives through simple powerful action. We help free prisoners of conscience, people imprisoned solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs or identity. We provide rapid response when detainees are tortured and denied basic rights, when human rights defenders face death threats, when people are discriminated against because they are poor. We act to aid specific individuals at risk and pressure governments to address underlying human rights issues.

 

Thanks to the actions of Amnesty supporters like you, countless individuals have been freed from unjust prison sentences, saved from torture and protected from death threats. Amnesty's Campaign for Individuals at Risk provides hope and improves lives

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There is a clear juxtaposition between Putin’s ambition for Russia to be a superpower in the global arena and the disintegration of human rights and civil society at home.
News
Palestinian journalist Muhammed al-Qiq, held without charge or trial by Israel for nearly three months and on hunger strike since November 25, is at imminent risk of death.
Victory

A large transit camp with facilities appropriate for cold weather at the Greek border with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (Macedonia) is now working at its full capacity providing reli...

Report

Heavy-handed emergency measures, including late night house raids and assigned residence orders, have trampled on the rights of hundreds of men, women and children, leaving them traumatized and sti...

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