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Cases

At the heart of all Amnesty International's work is the individual. We work with, for and on behalf of people at risk of human rights abuses, survivors, and other partners in the defense of rights. The global connection between individuals is a motivating force behind all Amnesty International campaigns.

When Amnesty International takes up campaigning for individuals at risk, it becomes known as an Amnesty International case. A case may be an individual person, a group of people or a community of people.

Amnesty International takes up hundreds of cases on behalf of those whose rights have been abused and to compel unflinching governments to address long-standing violations. Working with, and for, individuals at risk of human rights violations has been at the heart of Amnesty International's work since our founding.

Amnesty International has never been able to take up all the cases that come to our attention. We take up cases which are for example particularly grave, which are emblematic of a problem we are trying to address, where success in one case will have resonance for many others and where we think we can make a difference. Elsewhere we try to offer advice and help others at risk get the support they need.

Amnesty is engaged in ongoing campaigning for hundreds of people right now, demanding an end to the human rights abuses they face. We need your help.

Azerbaijan: Tural Abbasli
Blogger Imprisoned for Speaking Out
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Azerbaijan: Jabbar Savalan
Jailed for Organizing a Protest on Facebook
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Bahrain: Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb
Prisoners of Conscience
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Cameroon: Jean-Claude Roger Mbede
Prisoner of Conscience, Imprisoned for Homosexuality
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China: Shi Tao
Ten Years In Prison For Sending An Email
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China: Liu Xiaobo
Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
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China: Mao Hengfeng
Human Rights Defender
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Gambia: Ebrima Manneh
Missing Journalist
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Guatemala: Norma Cruz
Women's Human Rights Defender
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Honduras: Garifuna Community of San Juan Tela
Threatened For Their Land
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Indonesia: Filep Karma
Jailed For Raising A Flag
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Iran: Majid Tavakkoli
Imprisoned Student Leader
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Iran: Jafar Panahi
Film Director Sentenced To Prison, Artistic Ban
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Iraq: Walid Yunis Ahmad
Charged After 11 Years Of Unlawful Detention
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Mexico: The Women of Atenco
Assaulted By The Police
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Romania: Roma Families
Forcibly Evicted From Homes
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Russia: Anna Politkovskaya
Human Rights Activist Slain
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Turkmenistan: Annakurban Amanklychev and Separdurdy Khadzhiev
Prisoners Of Conscience
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USA: Shaker Aamer

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USA: Angola 3
End 40 Years of Solitary Confinement
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USA: Maher Arar

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USA: Reggie Clemons
Facing Execution
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USA: Troy Davis

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Uzbekistan: Alisher Karamatov and Azam Farmonov
Prisoners Of Conscience
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Zimbabwe: Women of Zimbabwe Arise

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Victories

Amnesty's latest victories are fueled by the hard work of human rights supporters around the world.

Issues

Amnesty International focuses on a number of human rights issues and concerns. Find information on women's rights, torture, the death penalty, censorship, political prisoners and more.