Youth activist and prisoner of conscience
jailed for protesting an unjust education law
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- Moses Akatugba, freed from death row in Nigeria
When he was only 16 years old, in 2005, Moses Akatugba was arrested, tortured, and eventually sentenced to death for a robbery he says he did not commit. Last year, he was one of the Write for Rights cases. Now, he is free. The pardon of Moses, who should not have been sentenced to death in the first place because he was a minor at the time of the offence, is a victory for justice and a reminder that your actions really can make a difference.
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Every year, around Human Rights Day on December 10th, hundreds of thousands of people around the world write letters and send email messages to help people they've never met. Letter writing has always been at the core of Amnesty's work, and 54 years of human rights activism show that letters really do have the power to change lives.
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