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Amnesty protects individuals by securing improvements in their welfare while tackling the root causes that lead to the abuse of many. By choosing to take action for an individual at risk, you can challenge the practices that lead to human rights violations and bring about deep and lasting change. About individuals at risk
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Iraq: Ramze Shihab Ahmed, who has dual Iraqi and British nationality, has been detained in Iraq since December 2009. He has been repeatedly tortured. Act now
Blind activist Chen Guangcheng has made a bold escape from illegal house arrest and fled to the American Embassy in Beijing. The human rights defender and his family have been held since he was released from prison in September 2010. He was taken to a Beijing hospital where it is thought he was held with his family. Following reports that Chen and his family have left China for New York we have suspended our appeal until we have more information.
Many thanks to the thousands of you that have stood with Chen and his family at this crucial time.
Paraguay: For almost two decades the Yakye Axa fought a legal battle to return to their ancestral lands. In February 2012 a land deal between the Paraguayan authorities and a private landowner was reached which will allow the community to rebuild in safety and dignity. Read more
Egypt: Mohamed El Sharkawi was released from Wadi al Gadid prison in Egypt on 17 March 2011. He would like to thank everyone who campaigned on his behalf and supported him throughout his time in prison.
Watch the video below of Jenni Williams, national coordinator of Woman of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), talking about the situation for human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. Help protect WOZA members from harassment
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