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Free Phyoe Phyoe Aung

Myanmar [Burma]

LOCKED UP FOR STUDENT PROTEST

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Free Phyoe Phyoe Aung

Myanmar [Burma]

LOCKED UP FOR STUDENT PROTEST

Phyoe Phyoe Aung is in prison for organizing a march to call for more academic freedom. Many other students are detained too. Peaceful protest is a human right, and the imprisonment of individuals for doing so is unjust. Insist on their releases now!

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  • Urge the President of Myanmar to release Phyoe Phyoe Aung and all students jailed for protesting peacefully.

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Canada Open for Justice

Canada

HELP MAKE CANADA “OPEN FOR JUSTICE”

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Canada Open for Justice

Canada

HELP MAKE CANADA “OPEN FOR JUSTICE”

When people living in other countries are harmed by Canadian companies, it is often very difficult for them to defend their rights and to obtain justice and compensation. They face so many legal, financial and political barriers that justice becomes nearly impossible. The Canadian government needs to take action to ensure that people who have been harmed by Canadian companies have access to remedy in Canada.

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  • Urge Canada’s prime minister to make sure that Canada is “Open for Justice”.

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Justice for Costas and His Partner

Greece

BEATEN UP FOR BEING IN LOVE

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Justice for Costas and His Partner

Greece

BEATEN UP FOR BEING IN LOVE

A vicious attack on a same-sex couple left Costas’ leg broken and lingering fear in both men every time they venture out. The number of attacks against LGBTI people more than doubled in this last year. Help get justice for Costas and his partner.

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  • Urge Greece to investigate the hate crime against Costas and his partner

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Stop Forced Marriages in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

FORCED TO MARRY AS YOUNG AS 11

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Stop Forced Marriages in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

FORCED TO MARRY AS YOUNG AS 11

“Join your husband, or I will kill you.” Families are forcing young women and girls like 13-year-old Marie into early marriage. This has to stop.

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  • Tell Burkina Faso to stop turning a blind eye and protect girls and young women from forced marriages.

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RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Canada

BC GOVERNMENT MUST RESPECT RIGHTS

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RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Canada

BC GOVERNMENT MUST RESPECT RIGHTS

The British Columbia government plans to flood an 80 km long stretch of the valley in order to generate electricity. The BC government claims to have consulted with Indigenous peoples about the dam. But it’s clear that the province plans on building the dam no matter what First Nations say. For more information: www.amnesty.ca/peaceriver.

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  • Call on the British Columbia government to halt the Site C Dam.

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Free Waleed Abu al-Khair

Saudi Arabia

FREE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER

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Free Waleed Abu al-Khair

Saudi Arabia

FREE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER

Fifteen years is a long time to be in jail, especially when you have used only peaceful methods to challenge the human rights violations you witness. Join the call for the release of human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair.

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  • Free Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair

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Free Yecenia Armenta Graciano

Mexico

BEATEN, SUFFOCATED AND RAPED UNTIL SHE CONFESSED

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Free Yecenia Armenta Graciano

Mexico

BEATEN, SUFFOCATED AND RAPED UNTIL SHE CONFESSED

Yecenia Armenta withstood torture and refused to sign a statement she never read – until they threatened her children. Now that “confession” is being used to keep her in prison. Please join the call for Yecenia’s release.

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  • Demand the release of Yecenia Armenta, who was tortured, raped and jailed by police in Mexico.

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CANADA: WELCOME REFUGEES

Canada

LARGEST REFUGEE CRISIS IN OVER 60 YEARS

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CANADA: WELCOME REFUGEES

Canada

LARGEST REFUGEE CRISIS IN OVER 60 YEARS

In the face of the largest refugee crisis in over sixty years, Canadians have overwhelmingly expressed a desire to sponsor and assist more refugees from Syria. Prime Minister Trudeau has promised to keep his commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015.

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  • Call on the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to ensure that Canada provides safety to More Refugees, More Fairness to Refugees, and More Welcoming communities.

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Drop the charges against Zunar

Malaysia

TWEETING IS NOT A CRIME

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Drop the charges against Zunar

Malaysia

TWEETING IS NOT A CRIME

The government is going to enormous lengths to silence its critics. One of them is cartoonist “Zunar”. Insist that they stop targeting him for using his right to freedom of expression.

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  • Join us to help political cartoonist Zunar, who faces a long-term prison sentence after posting tweets in Malaysia

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Every year around December 10, Amnesty supporters send letters on behalf of people they've never met. Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion, stop the use of torture, and end other human rights abuses. Letter writing has always been at the heart of Amnesty International's work, and 54 years of activism shows us that words have power. In 2014 we sent over 3.2 million messages from 143 countries -- and changed lives!

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1. Amnesty identifies people and communities at risk of human rights abuses worldwide, who need solidarity and justice.
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