Friday, July 29, 2022


Amnesty International, US, July 27, 2022

Prisoner of conscience and former senator Leila de Lima has been detained for over five years, as new government leaders, including Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, assume their posts beginning July 1, 2022. 

While the previous justice secretary announced they will not drop the charges against her, new Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla has said he is open to reviewing her cases after three witnesses retracted their testimonies against her. 

We call on the new administration to carry out this review urgently and impartially, with a view to dropping the charges against Leila and ensuring her immediate release.  







Thursday, July 21, 2022

COLOMBIA: Environmental Defenders at Risk - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International US, 7-20-2022

On July 5, 2022, Yuli Velásquez, President of the Federation of Santander Fishers for Tourism and Environment (FEDEPESAN), an environmental organization operating in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, was the victim of an armed attack. 


Two unknown assailants shot at her, harming her bodyguard. Members of FEDEPESAN have previously suffered other armed attacks and threats. We urge Colombia’s National Protection Unit (UNP) to grant protective measures to Yuli that adequately respond to the level of risk Yuli and FEDEPESAN members are facing. 


Saturday, July 16, 2022

USA, ALABAMA: Rocky Myers faces Execution - ONLINE ACTION

Amnesty International, 7-16-2022

Rocky Myers is sitting in a cell in Alabama, facing execution for a crime he says he did not commit.

And today is his birthday.

Rocky’s case is one of the many reasons the death penalty should be abolished. He was convicted by a nearly all-white jury for the murder of a white neighbor. 

What’s worse is that the trial judge overrode the jury’s life sentence and imposed the death penalty — a practice banned in 2017, but not applied retroactively to Rocky’s sentence.

In honor of Rocky’s birthday, join us to urge Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to commute his death sentence.

Click HERE to TAKE ACTION:  , You can send your letter to the Governor in just two clicks. We cannot waste any time.


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Thailand - Activists on Hunger Strike - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, US, June 30, 2022

Since June 2, 2022, two women have been on hunger strike calling for their right to bail. They have been detained since May 3, 2022. Authorities have started criminal proceedings against them and one other, who is on bail under house arrest, for conducting street polls. 

International human right commitments oblige the Thai government to effectively protect the human rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and minimize pre-trial detention. The three must be released immediately, and all charges against them dropped.