Executive Director's Note
Each one of us has the power to change a life and change the world. That’s the promise and the power of Amnesty International — and we’ve seen it in action this month.
Your letters, and Amnesty’s tireless advocacy, helped free Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment at Guantánamo for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime. This month, he was reunited with his family. Your letters also helped Mustafa al-Hawsawi get the surgery he has needed for 10 years after being tortured in CIA custody before being transferred to Guantánamo.
We still have a lot of work to do, including through our annual Write for Rights campaign, which I hope you’ll join by clicking here. With increasing numbers of members and supporters across the U.S., we’re strong and ready for the fight. Thank you for your activism.
Interim Executive Director
Amnesty International USA
- Tell President Obama to make human rights a priority in his last 100 days in office, ONLINE PETITION
- Join Write for Rights
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- Election Toolkit, link
- Register for a Regional Conference, link
- Urge the Honduran government to prosecute those responsible for Berta’s murder and send a strong message preventing further defenders’ killing, ONLINE PETITION