A huge thank you to everyone that took part in Write for Rights 2016. Between you, you sent over 80,000 messages of support to people around the world suffering human rights abuses. 

Who you sent messages to in 2016

Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov

Students Bayram and Giyas are sentences to ten years in prison for spraying political graffiti on a statue.

Fomusoh Ivo Feh

Ivo is serving a ten-year prison sentence for sharing an SMS with his friends. He and his friends have been imprisoned under 'terrorism' charges in Cameroon. 

Members of the Peace River Valley Community

The Canadian government have broken a promise to protect the Peace River Valley home by allowing a massive hydroelectric dam to be built, threatening the way of life of indigenous communities in the region. 

Máxima Acuna

Máxima and her family are being evicted from their farmland by one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines. They have been repeatedly attacked by mining staff and the police for standing up to the corporation. 

Leonard Peltier

Leonard is a 71-year-old Native American activist spending his 42nd year in prison after an unfair trial. His health is failing, and he recently suffered a stroke. 

Mahmoud Abu Zeid - AKA 'Shawkan' 

Photojournalist Shawkan has been detained for over three years in Egypt and could even face the death penalty - just for doing his job. 

Ilham Tohti

His peaceful criticism of the Chinese government's treatment of his community has led Ilham to a lifetime in prison. 

Eren Keskin

Outspoken lawyer Eren has spent the last 30 years fiercely defending Kurdish rights. She now faces a life sentence herself. 

Johan Teterissa

Following a non-violent protest, the Indonesian government have imprisoned Johan, a teacher, simply for holding a flag. 

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian mother and charity worker Nazanin was imprisoned in Iran while she was on holiday visiting her family. More than six months later, she's still there.

Annie Alfred

In Malawi, 11-year-old Annie is in constant danger of abduction, mutiliation and even murder - and it's all because of her albinism. 

Refugees in the UK

By the end of 2015, more than 65 million men, women and children had been forcibly displaced. The UK government's response to the crisis has been grossly inadequate.