Chimes of Freedom is dedicated to people worldwide who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened for the peaceful expression of their beliefs. You can help by taking action for people like:

Youth activist in Azerbaijan detained after using Facebook

A day after posting a Facebook message calling for protests against the government, Jabbar Savalan was brought to a police station, where police conveniently "discovered" marijuana in his outer coat pocket. Authorities in Azerbaijan have a history of using false drug charges against political opponents. Amnesty believes the charges were trumped up. Amnesty International members wrote letters in support of Savalan during the 2011 Write for Rights campaign, and he was released on December 26th, 2011.

Human rights defenders at risk

Members of the human rights organization Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) know the price of freedom. For organizing peaceful demonstrations to protest the worsening social, economic and political situation in Zimbabwe, WOZA members have been repeatedly harassed, intimidated, beaten and jailed by authorities. Urge Zimbabwe's authorities to end their harassment of peaceful human rights activists.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate imprisoned in China

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo was charged with "inciting subversion of state power" and given an 11-year prison sentence on December 25, 2009 simply for co-authoring a proposal for political and legal reform in China. Amnesty considers the jailed writer to be a prisoner of conscience. Urge Chinese authorities to release Liu Xiaobo immediately and unconditionally. .

Amnesty International campaigns on pressing human rights issues across the globe, including:

Oil contamination has devastated the lives of the people in the Niger Delta – destroyed their livelihoods, undermined their access to clean water and food, and put their health at serious risk. Hundreds of thousands of people in Nigeria are affected, particularly the poorest.
Shaker Aamer, a UK resident, has been held without charge by US authorities in for more than 8 years. Aamer has alleged that he was tortured in detention in Afghanistan and at Guantánamo. He has never been charged, tried or convicted of any criminal offense by US authorities.
Reggie Clemons was sentenced to death as an accomplice in the 1991 murder in St. Louis of two young white women, Julie and Robin Kerry. Reggie Clemons has consistently maintained his innocence. There was no physical evidence and allegations have arisen of police coercion, prosecutorial misconduct, and a ‘stacked’ jury. Despite so many lingering questions, Missouri is still planning to execute Reggie Clemons.

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