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Help end the death penalty in Japan
Inhumane may not be a word that comes to mind when you think of a country like Japan. And yet the Government of Japan has proved itself not only out-of-date but cruel, in resuming the medieval practice of state-sanctioned executions recently.
On January 11, 2002 the first “war on terror” detainees arrived at the US naval base at Guantánamo. Since then, we’ve seen shocking human rights abuses there and around the world, including arbitrary and secret detention, torture, renditions, and unfair trials.
Stop the killing in Syria
Sign our petition and demand that both pro and anti-government representatives in Syria respect international humanitarian law and prioritise the protection of civilians.
Three years in prison for homosexuality
Cameroon student Jean-Claude is in hiding, fearing re-arrest and a three-year prison sentence, simply for being gay. It's time Cameroon ended persecution based on gender and sexual orientation.
Save Li Yan from execution
Li Yan is on death row in China for murdering her husband after suffering repeated, horrific abuse at his hands. She could be executed some time before Chinese New Year on 10 February.
A life behind bars simply for having consensual sex with the person you love? This could be Uganda’s future. We urgently need you to put pressure on the Ugandan Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which the Ugandan Parliament is preparing to deabate.
Write for Rights
It's not too late to add your name to ours and join the Write for Rights campaign. It's easy to get involved: download the case files below or take action online. Governments know that letters take work - and so do we. That’s why getting together with likeminded people to stand up for human rights is powerful, effective and satisfying.
Feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot has become a symbol for freedom of expression accross the globe.
People’s lives and livelihoods in The Bodo community are at risk due to repeated oil spills from a nearby Shell pipeline.
Urgent Action Network
Take action regularly for the most time-critical Individual at Risk cases through our Urgent Action Network.
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