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The people, the faces, the stories – 50 years of defending rights

Every day courageous and determined people stand up for human rights and show that it really is possible to change the world. In the fifty years since Amnesty International began they have achieved extraordinary things.

From artists like Fela Kuti defending freedom of expression to Hafez Ibrahim, whose text message to Amnesty International from a prison cell in Yemen saved – and changed – his life. These men and women tell us how their actions have made a difference.

Read on, be inspired and get involved…

All Stories to Inspire

10 August 2011

Radhia Nasraoui, Tunisia

 A warm “thank you” to Amnesty International members from Tunisian human rights lawyer Radhia Nasraoui, for their support over more than 30 years.

10 August 2011

Khaled Jaradat, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

A father of six was returned to his family from an Israeli prison after Amnesty International’s members took action.

10 August 2011

Bo Lindblom, Sweden

Bo Lindblom, a Swedish teacher and writer, joined Amnesty International in 1969. He has worked to free many people, sometimes using original methods.

29 July 2011

Enyonam Gadagbui, 23, Togo

The life and views of a young woman from Togo changed after she became an Amnesty International activist.

27 July 2011

Ciarán O'Carroll, Ireland

A schoolboy turned his own experience of prejudice into a passion for activism, and travelled the world.

For over 50 years we have been fighting for freedom of expression. The world has changed, but violence and imprisonment are still used to silence people who defend human rights and criticize the powerful. By calling on millions of activists and supporters worldwide, we can jam the fax machines of governments and send them a message they can’t ignore. Speak out against repression – deliver a message directly into the hands of those in power.
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