Urgent Action Network
Your letters can protect individuals from human rights violations.
When an individual is in immediate danger as a result of the violation of a basic human right, Amnesty International can launch an Urgent Action to protect them. The massive number of appeals from concerned people around the world pressures the authorities to right the wrong.
Typical Urgent Actions try to protect an individual from torture, unlawful arrest, “disappearance” in detention, denial of medical care, and both lawful and unlawful executions.
Amnesty's Urgent Action Network mobilizes letter writers quickly. You can read about the situation, follow the suggestions of what to write, and use the contact information to send your message to the appropriate authorities.