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Fighting for individuals’ rights

Across all of our work, Amnesty International exposes individual cases of human rights abuses – and fights for freedom.

At any given time, we are campaigning for hundreds of people. In many cases, we work for years to win someone’s freedom, and in some cases we’re the only organization fighting for them.

Throughout our history, we have helped secure freedom for thousands of people who were imprisoned simply for exercising their human rights.

Below are some of the cases we’re campaigning for right now – cases where your activism today can make a difference.

Current Cases

Jenni Monet

Demand that charges be dropped against Jenni Monet, an independent journalist who was arrested while covering demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline. She was complying with a police request when she was detained, strip-searched, and held for 30 hours.

The Berks Kids

Tell U.S. officials to release four children and their mothers who fled to the U.S. seeking asylum from horrific violence – and have been imprisoned for more than 500 days at the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania. Instead of giving their cases a full and fair hearing, officials have detained them for more than a year.

Maxima Acuna

Demand that authorities in Peru protect Maxima Acuna from violence and intimidation by local police who are trying to force her to leave the land where she and her family live. She’s a peasant farmer who refuses to leave her land, despite ongoing violence and harassment from local police.

Ilham Tohti

Tell officials in China to release Ilham Tohti from prison immediately. A respected university professor, he has always opposed violence and worked to build bridges between ethnic communities in China – but he’s been jailed for life, supposedly for stirring up ethnic hatred.