Latest Actions

At our meeting on Thursday 11th, we worked our way though a few actions – mainly online. Amnesty has improved this process considerably over recent months.  These have been taken from several different sources  – from local groups newsletters, AIUK emails and the action pages from Amnesty International “take action” sites around the world.

Do join us online next month (April 8th, 7.30). Meanwhile….

Pakistan:  Idris Khattak, a human rights researcher facing trial in a military court.  take action…  Letter (model letter included)

Professor Muhammadany Ismail, a retired professor of Urdu, is imprisoned awaiting trial, apparently for the work his daughter does for human rights.  He is a prisoner of conscience who should be released immediately.  take action… Letter (model letter included)

Christian Couple on Death Row for Blasphemy

Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel face execution for allegedly sending ‘blasphemous’ texts to a mosque cleric, from a phone containing a sim registered in Shagufta’s name.    Letter

Saudi Arabia

Nassima Al-Sada has been in prison since 2018 because of her work defending women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. She goes months without seeing her children or lawyer.  Sign the petition

Loujain al-Hathloul

Despite her release from prison, Loujain is not free yet.  Help by emailing the Saudi embassy, calling on them to help quash Loujain’s sentence and release her unconditionally.

Russia   email

Twenty-year-old Salekh Magamadov and 17-year-old Ismail Isaev were abducted by police in Central Russia and taken to Chechnya:-  email

Iran: There are five people facing execution in disturbing circumstances.   Three Ahwazi Arabs have been tortured and denied medical treatment while awaiting execution Take Action… email. Two members of the Baluchi minority are also facing execution following torture Take Action email


Demand that the Attorney General ensures truth and justice in the case of Berta Cáceres email


Demand full humanitarian access into Tigray email


Unfreeze AI India’s bank accounts Sign a petition


On 16 January 2021, Xinca defender Julio David González Arango was shot by an armed man. email


President Macron: Allow people to protest peacefully.. Sign a petition

UK – email your MP

Many are under threat from governments, violent groups or self-interested companies. Too often they are attacked, threatened, imprisoned or killed for their work.

The UK government has the power to help defend them. But they need persuading to do more – contact your MP now, calling on them to urge the UK government to help protect frontline defenders.

BANGLADESH    Letter (model letter included)

Australia email

Jeff Bezos! email