The fight for human rights in 2019 starts now
By Jon Snow, Reprieve Patron
There are so many people who are grateful to Reprieve for pulling them through the most difficult times of their lives.
Earlier this year, Andy Tsege was freed after being imprisoned in Ethiopia for almost 4 years because of his political activism. All Andy wanted was his freedom back, and I’m so delighted that he was finally given that.
But for every Andy, there are many others who have not yet won their liberty. There are many who still face death.
Unfortunately, these victories don’t happen overnight. They are hard fought over a sustained period, which costs time, human spirit and – crucially – money.
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“For every Andy, there are many others who have not yet won their liberty.”
With a combination of legal action and public pressure, we have accomplished so much – here are just a few highlights from this year:
- Lives saved – Andy Tsege free from Ethiopia’s death row and death sentences of two torture victims overturned in Bahrain.
- Justice won – a historic apology from the Prime Minister for Britain’s involvement in the abduction, torture, and rendition of Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar.
- Fight renewed – the first major challenge to Trump’s Guantánamo policy in US courts.
- Cases uncovered – investigating cases of children arrested and sentenced to death in Egyptian mass trials.
“As you read this, someone somewhere will be running out of time, and they desperately need our help.”
But as you read this, someone somewhere will be running out of time, and they desperately need our help.
Juveniles in Egypt and Saudi Arabia face death sentences. Prisoners on US death rows face a “choice” of inhumane execution methods – lethal injection and the electric chair. 40 detainees are still being held and abused in Guantánamo. Drones are killing innocent people as the world watches on.
These are our challenges for 2019. With your support we can face them head on.