Headshot of Chaima Issa, facing years of prison for speaking out in Tunisia

Chaima Issa

Facing years in prison for speaking out

tunisia

Chaima Issa

Facing years in prison

for speaking out

tunisia

In the two years since President Kais Saied’s power grab, human rights in Tunisia have crumbled, many courts lack independence, and freedom of expression is under assault. Anyone who criticizes the president risks arrest and detention. But Chaima Issa is a woman who will not be silenced. After publicly opposing Kais Saied’s actions, Chaima was arbitrarily arrested and detained for over four months. She faces decades in prison for her peaceful political activism. 

Demand Chaima Issa’s full freedom. 

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Tell Tunisia to free Chaima

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Three decades on death row despite flawed proceedings

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Rocky Myers

Three decades on

death row despite 

flawed proceedings

USA

Rocky Myers, a Black man with an intellectual disability, has spent three decades on death row in Alabama for murder. Assigned ineffective legal representation, Rocky was convicted following testimonies blighted by inconsistencies and alleged police pressure. Sentenced to death by a judge who imposed a death sentence against the jury’s wishes, Rocky was abandoned by his post-conviction lawyer, meaning he missed key dates for his appeal. Now he needs your help.

Tell the governor of Alabama to grant clemency to Rocky Myers.

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Tell Alabama’s Governor to grant clemency for Rocky

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Ahmed Mansoor

Sentenced to 10 years in prison for speaking out

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Ahmed Mansoor

Sentenced to

10 years in prison for

speaking out

united arab emirates

Ahmed Mansoor is a father and husband. He’s a poet, blogger and human rights defender. Before his arrest, Ahmed regularly raised concerns about the detention, torture and unfair trials of dissenting voices in the UAE. He spoke about problems within the justice system and of domestic laws that breach international ones. Now, he too is locked away, held in an isolation cell without a bed.

Demand the UAE immediately and unconditionally release Ahmed Mansoor. 

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Tell UAE to release Ahmed

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Rita Karasartova

Facing 15 years in prison for peacefully protesting

Kyrgyzstan

Rita Karasartova

Facing 15 years in prison

for peacefully protesting

Kyrgyzstan

Rita Karasartova loves yoga, traveling and sewing traditional Kyrgyzstani jackets with her daughter. Now she is under house arrest, having spent months detained in a cramped cell unable to see or speak to her family. Worried about her people’s access to water, Rita peacefully opposed a border agreement giving control of a freshwater reservoir to Uzbekistan. She has been charged with attempting to “violently overthrow the government” and faces 15 years’ imprisonment.    

Demand Rita Karasartova’s freedom.

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Tell KyRgyzstan to Free Rita

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Thapelo Mohapi

Threatened for defending his community

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Thapelo Mohapi

Threatened for

defending his community

south africa

Thapelo Mohapi loves listening to jazz and supporting his favorite football teams. But since 2021 he has been in hiding because of threats to his life. He is being targeted because he is a leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), a grassroots movement working to improve the lives of people in South Africa, including eKhenana – a community which suffers from many challenges, including economic insecurity, lack of access to adequate housing and police brutality. In 2022 alone, three AbM members were killed in eKhenana.

Tell the police to thoroughly and effectively investigate the harassment and killings of AbM members. 

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Tell the South Africa Police to investigate the harassment and murder of AbM members

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a mother’s fight for justice

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ana maria santos cruz

A mother’s fight

for justice

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Pedro Henrique organized “Walks of Peace” in Tucano, Bahia, Brazil, bringing people together to speak out against police abuses. His activism was met with threats and violence from the police. In December 2018, Pedro Henrique was shot by hooded men. He died, aged 31. The police officers suspected of the killing are still working and a trial has yet to begin. Despite her grief, Pedro Henrique’s mother, Ana Maria, is bravely fighting for justice for his death. 

Support Ana Maria in her fight for justice. 

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Tell the General Prosecutor to bring those responsible for Pedro’s murder to justice in a fair trial

1) Write a letter for Ana Maria (case sheet / sample letter)

2) Write a solidarity note to Ana Maria (case sheet)

3) Sign the online petition for Ana Maria

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Maung Sawyeddollah

Taking on Facebook for its role in Myanmar atrocities

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Maung Sawyeddollah

Taking on Facebook

for its role

in Myanmar atrocities

Myanmar

Maung Sawyeddollah was 15 when Myanmar’s military unleashed a campaign of killings and violence against people from the Rohingya ethnic group. Incitement circulated on Facebook, and amplified by the platform’s algorithms, fed into these attacks. Fearing for their lives, Sawyeddollah and his family fled to Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh. Now, Sawyeddollah and others from his community are calling on Meta, owner of Facebook,  to pay reparations for its role in the atrocities, including funding for educational programmes in Cox’s Bazar.

Demand Meta provides an effective remedy to Sawyeddollah and Rohingya communities.

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Tell Meta to undertake a comprehensive review of its role in Myanmar atrocities and pay reparations

1) Write a letter for Sawyeddollah (case sheet / sample letter)

2) Write a solidarity note to Sawyeddollah (case sheet)

3) Sign the online petition for Sawyeddollah

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Thulani Maseko

Killed for speaking truth to power

Eswatini

Thulani Maseko

Killed for

speaking truth to power

Eswatini

Thulani Maseko was a loving father and husband who dedicated his life to the people of Eswatini, a country ruled by a wealthy absolute monarchy and where approximately 60% of the population live under the poverty line. Openly critical of the country’s use of repressive laws and state violence, on 21 January 2023 Thulani was shot dead in front of his wife. To date no one has been held accountable.

Demand justice for Thulani Maseko.

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Tell the King of Eswatini to bring those responsible for Thulani’s murder to justice in a fair trial

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Uncle Pabai and Uncle Paul

Fighting to save their ancestral lands

Australia

Uncle Pabai and Uncle Paul

Fighting to save 

their ancestral lands

Australia

Uncle Pabai and Uncle Paul’s ancestors have lived on islands of the Torres Strait, the northernmost part of Australia, for thousands of years. Now their whole way of life – which as Indigenous Peoples is deeply connected to land, sea and sky – is at risk because of climate change. If the islands become uninhabitable, they will be forced to break these connections and leave their homelands.

Call on Australia to take urgent climate action.

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Tell the Prime Minister to protect First Nation communities along the Torres Strait

1) Write a letter for Uncle Pabai and Uncle Paul (case sheet / sample letter)

2) Write a solidarity note to Uncle Pabai and Uncle Paul (case sheet)