Pressure Indonesian President to Release Papuan Prisoner of Conscience
For peacefully raising a flag at an annual Indonesian ceremony, Filep Karma may spend the next decade or more in prison. Amnesty International considers Filep Karma to be a prisoner of conscience who has been detained for the peaceful and legitimate exercise of his right to freedom of expression. Please urge the President of Indonesia to bring about the immediate and unconditional release of Filep Karma.
Tell Chevron to clean up Amazon contamination
For over four decades, multinational oil companies have cut richly biodiverse Amazon forests in search of petroleum resources. Texaco (later acquired by Chevron) was responsible for dumping 19 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the Ecuadorian Amazon contaminating water, killing wildlife and wreaking havoc on these important native ecosystems. Even worse, those defenders who stand up to speak out have been threatened.
Free Tibetan Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen
Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan filmmaker, was sentenced on December 28 in Qinghai Province to six years' imprisonment for "inciting separatism" after a secret trial by Xining City Intermediate Court.
Help Protect the Garifuna community of Honduras
Join us in calling on the President of Honduras to protect the members and leaders of the Garifuna community, and ensure that those responsible for previous threats be brought to justice.