On 26 February Hollywood’s brightest stars will gather in LA for the Oscars. Just like in the movies, sometimes extraordinary circumstances can make heroes out of ordinary people. There are countless brave activists around the world who take great personal risks to defend human rights. Since it’s awards season, Amnesty International is paying tribute to four human rights heroes whose dramatic... View details ⇨
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