A freedom fighter in Eritrea’s war of independence and later a high-profile politician, Aster Fissehatsion was no stranger to speaking out. But after criticising the government in 2001, she hasn’t been seen or heard from again. Ask the Eritrean president to release her now.
An all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakashi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped. The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman.
Albert has been in solitary confinement in Louisiana USA for 43 years and counting. His conviction has been overturned three times, he's been cleared for unconditional release - yet he's still in solitary.
A campaign of vengeance by Louisiana state officials has kept Albert unjustly in a solitary cell for 43 years. Let Albert know you stand with him.
19-year-old Fardos has been sentenced to 20 lashes and a large fine for being ‘indecently dressed’. She is one of a group of Christian students who were arrested outside their church last month. The women were all wearing skirts and trousers.
Ask officials in Sudan not to flog Fardos and to drop all charges against the women.
After more than a year in prison, journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed are released on bail. They are still not free - the verdict from their latest trial is due on 29 August.
Egyptian authorities acknowledge that the men's first trial was flawed. Ask them to drop all charges against these prisoners of conscience and their colleagues.
Ireland has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Seeking a termination even on grounds of rape, incest, or where the foetus won’t survive could get you 14 years in prison.
Ireland is violating the fundamental rights of its women and girls. Ask Ireland’s Prime Minister to decriminalise abortion.
Raif Badawi was flogged in public 50 times in January. He has 950 lashes and nearly a decade in prison left to serve - simply for blogging about free speech.
Raif is still due to be publicly flogged every week after Friday prayers until he has been lashed 1,000 times. Ask Saudi authorities to free this prisoner of conscience.
Atena Farghadani is in prison in Iran simply for her peaceful activism and art.
After drawing cartoons that Iranian authorities found to be mocking of members of parliament, alongside similar charges, Atena has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison. She is a prisoner of conscience. Call for her release.
Over 200 lawyers and activists have been targeted and branded as a 'criminal gang' by the Chinese authorities.
Demand an end to the nationwide crackdown on human rights - let the Chinese authorities in the UK know that the world is watching.
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