Free Prisoners of Conscience

Amnesty International campaigns for the release of prisoners of conscience – people who have been jailed because of their political, religious or other conscientiously-held beliefs, ethnic origin, sex, color, language, national or social origin, economic status, birth, sexual orientation or other status, provided that they have neither used nor advocated violence.

Amnesty International has championed the rights of prisoners of conscience since the organization’s founding in 1961, and thousands of prisoners of conscience have been released from jail following action on their behalf by Amnesty International.

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Prisoners of Conscience Updates
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Last year's trial of 94 government critics exposed the reality that dissent in the UAE is muzzled and political freedom severely limited.
News
An undocumented migrant who was arrested and tortured by the Mexican police and army is currently facing an unfair trial solely because of his ethnicity and should be released immediately and uncondit...
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Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen was released on June 5 at the end of his six year sentence for “inciting separatism.” Amnesty International supporters have campaigned untiringly for his freedom...

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One year on from the disputed presidential election of June 2009, Iranians who want to criticize the Government or protest against mounting human rights violations face an ever-tightening gag.
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