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Sometimes, a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights. Around the world, people will write to defend freedoms stolen from others. Because in country after country, people’s freedom – to speak out against injustice, to live on their ancestral lands, to not be discriminated against – is under threat. But with your help, those who abuse and torture will be brought to justice. And those unjustly imprisoned will taste freedom once again.

The Amnesty International European Institutions Office will focus on the following four cases as part of this year's Write for Rights campaign:


Last year Amnesty supporters across the world wrote an astonishing 3.7 million letters, messages, emails, tweets and so much more as part of Write for Rights. And guess what? Your words made a massive difference.

From Afghanistan to Zambia, dedicated campaigners, students, school kids and loads of others took part in Write for Rights 2016. Together, they demanded change on behalf of people and communities suffering appalling human rights abuses. And it paid off, big time. 

Albert Woodfox – was finally released in February 2016 – 44 years after he was first placed in solitary confinement in the USA. More than 240,000 people demanded his release and sent him messages of support during Write for Rights. “Your messages from beyond the prison walls have become an enormous source of strength for me,” said Albert. “I would like to thank all of the members of Amnesty International and its supporters for all of the wonderful work they are doing on our behalf.”


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