Individuals at Risk

Defending the Human Rights of Individuals Around the Globe

Join human rights supporters taking action to protect the rights of individuals at risk, including Human Rights Defenders, Prisoners of Conscience, and victims of human rights abuses.

Watch this video to learn more about how Amnesty International's Individuals at Risk program helps protect those who put their own lives at risk for the cause of human rights.

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Flaminio Onogama Gutierrez:
An Indigenous leader in Colombia, Flaminio's life is at risk, following death threats and the killing of two family members.
Eskinder Nega:
Ethiopian journalist and human rights activist has been sentenced to 18 years for writing articles calling for freedom of expression and an end to torture.
Abdulhadi al-Khawaja:
Human rights defender was beaten, tortured and sentenced to life imprisonment for speaking out for human rights during the "Arab Spring" in Bahrain.
Laísa Santos Sampaio:
Her life and family face death threats for protecting the Amazon in Brazil.
Gao Zhisheng: Don’t let one of China’s most respected human rights lawyers disappear again.
Obtilia Eugenio Manuel:
Her life is at risk for defending her community in Mexico.
Juan Pablo Guitierrez: 
Received a death threat for his work protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples in Colombia. 
Carmen Mejía: She was threatened with death for defending her community in Guatemala.

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