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This year, we're standing with 11 individuals and communities facing human rights violations around the world. Warm up for December 10 by sending emails for these urgent cases!

Xulhaz Mannan

Bangladesh

Bangladesh needs to bring Xulhaz's killers to justice

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Xulhaz Mannan

Bangladesh

Bangladesh needs to bring Xulhaz's killers to justice

It was April 25, 2016 and human rights defender Xulhaz Mannan [pronounced Jhool haz] was in his apartment with a colleague. Suddenly, men wielding machetes burst in and hacked them to death. Despite ample evidence, including CCTV footage and eyewitness testimony, the killers have gotten away with murder.

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  • Write a letter to the Bangladesh Home Minister
  • Tell him to ensure Xulhaz’s killers are brought to justice
  • Asaduzzaman Khan
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Bangladesh Secretariat, Building – 8
  • Dhaka
  • Bangladesh
  • Salutation: Dear Home Minister

Minister
Asaduzzaman Khan
Bangladesh Secretariat, Building – 8
Dhaka
Bangladesh

stateminister@mha.gov.bd

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Mahadine

Chad

Chad needs to release Mahadine from prison

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Mahadine

Chad

Chad needs to release Mahadine from prison

His friends call him Mahadine but his full name is Tadjadine Mahamat Babouri. In September 2016, human rights defender Mahadine posted videos on Facebook that are critical of government policies. Now he faces life in prison. He is gravely ill with tuberculosis.

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  • Tell the President of Chad to release Mohadine without delay.

Your excellency
Idriss Deby
Office of the President
PO Box 74
N’Djaména
Chad

contact@presidence.td

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Egypt

Egypt

Stop the criminalization of Hanan Badr el-Din for her work to end forced disappearances

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Egypt

Egypt

Stop the criminalization of Hanan Badr el-Din for her work to end forced disappearances

When Hanan Badr el-Din’s husband disappeared in July 2013, her life changed. Her search for him led her to become a human rights defender working with others whose loved ones were also taken by the security forces. It also resulted in her arrest on false charges for which she faces five years in prison.

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  • Call on the President of Egypt to drop all charges against Hanan and free her immediately and unconditionally.

President
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Office of the President
Al Ittihadia Palace
Cairo
Egypt

p.spokesman@op.gov.eg

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Finland

Finland

Sakris wants his gender identity to be reflected on his identity documents

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Finland

Finland

Sakris wants his gender identity to be reflected on his identity documents

Sakris Kupila does not identify as a woman. Yet the 21-year-old medical student must endure daily embarrassment because his identity documents say he is female. To reassign your gender in Finland, you must be diagnosed with a “mental disorder” and be sterilized. Sakris wants to be accepted for who he is without submitting to those requirements. He is demanding a change to the law.

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  • Take action online by calling on the Prime Minister of Finland to change the law and support transgender activists.

Prime Minister
Juha Sipilä
Finnish Government
PL 23, 00023 Valtioneuvosto
Finland

juha.sipila@vnk.fi
http://amn.st/60028tb22

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Honduras

Honduras

Land and water protectors in Honduras face threats of violence for their vital work

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Honduras

Honduras

Land and water protectors in Honduras face threats of violence for their vital work

Members of MILPAH have received threats and even attacks for defending the territory and rights of the Lenca Indigenous People in Honduras. One of their campaigns sought to stop the construction of several hydroelectric plants.

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  • Write or email a letter to the President of Honduras asking him to protect land and water defenders.

Presidente
Juan Orlando Hernández
Casa Presidencial
Bulevar Juan Pablo II
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

ambassador@embassyhonduras.hn

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Drop charges against Issa Amro and Farid al-Atrash

Israel

Peaceful Palestinian protesters are facing prison terms in Israel

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Drop charges against Issa Amro and Farid al-Atrash

Israel

Peaceful Palestinian protesters are facing prison terms in Israel

Participating in a peaceful protest march against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories was sufficient for the authorities to lay charges against Issa Amro and Farid al-Atrash. The two men are not currently in detention but if a military court finds them guilty, they could face a prison term. Amnesty International believes the charges against the two Palestinian human rights defenders are unfounded.

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  • Write a letter or email Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu and call on him to drop the charges against Issa Amro and Farid al-Atrash

Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu
Office of the Prime Minister
3 Kaplan Street, PO Box 187
Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 91950
Israel

pm_eng@pmo.gov.il

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Protect Shackelia Jackson and ensure justice for those killed by police

Jamaica

Protect Shackelia from harassment and intimidation while she campaigns to end police violence

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Protect Shackelia Jackson and ensure justice for those killed by police

Jamaica

Protect Shackelia from harassment and intimidation while she campaigns to end police violence

Shackelia Jackson will not give up searching for justice. When police gunned down her brother, she rallied dozens of families whose loved ones were similarly killed and took them with her to court. In response, the police have repeatedly raided and harassed her community.

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  • Write a letter or email the Prime Minister of Jamaica asking him to protect Shakelia Jackson and ensure justice for all those killed by police.

Prime Minister
Andrew Holmes
Office of the Prime Minister
1 Devon Road
Kingston 10
Jamaica

primeminister@opm.gov.jm

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Overturn the prison sentence against Clovis Razafimalala

Madagascar

Clovis is facing jail time for protecting Madagascar's vanishing rainforest

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Overturn the prison sentence against Clovis Razafimalala

Madagascar

Clovis is facing jail time for protecting Madagascar's vanishing rainforest

Clovis Razafimalala is doing everything he can to protect Madagascar’s vanishing rainforest. But not everyone appreciates his efforts to defend the environment. Authorities have invented charges against him and could use them to jail him at any moment.

Act Now

  • Write a letter or email to Madacasgar's Minister of Justice asking them to overturn the sentence against Clovis Razafimalala immediately.

Minister of Justice
Rasolo Elise Alexandrine
Ministry of Justice
43 Rue Joel Rakotomolala
Faravohitra – Antananarivo
Madagascar

spminjus@yahoo.fr

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