Great to see thousands of people marching for women's rights in London today. Solidarity with everyone standing up for equality at sister demonstrations around the world. Women's rights are human rights ✊
We're proud to be joining the Women's March on London later today. If you're joining us, meet us at 11.45am, outside the Italian Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP. Visit our Facebook event page for details of marches in Edinburgh and Belfast: [ Amn.st Link ]
Right, are you ready to fight for human rights? Tell the new President of the USA to abandon the hateful rhetoric and stand up for equality, justice and freedom for everyone in America and around the world.

Call on President Trump to protect human rights for all

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Some good news you might have missed - the government says it will review devastating cuts to legal aid in the UK. Thank you to all of you who helped make this happen!

Good news! Review of UK legal aid cuts finally announced

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Our women's rights campaigner, Kasia is joining us for #womensmarch because she believes in the power of women around the world fighting for justice. But what could Trump's presidency mean for their rights? Read her blog: [ Amn.st Link ]
The UK is in a race to the bottom with Orwellian counter-terrorism measures that seriously threaten our human rights. [ Amn.st Link ]

UK counter-terror laws most Orwellian in Europe, says Amnesty

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Incredible news: President Obama has commuted the majority of Chelsea Manning's sentence! She will be freed in May this year, instead of 2045. Thank you to every single one of you who called for Chelsea's freedom over the years.

Chelsea Manning: majority of prison sentence commuted by Obama

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President Obama has roughly 48 hours left to free Chelsea Manning. She's facing 35 years in prison for acting in public interest and exposing human rights abuses. Tell him not to leave her fate in Trump's hands: [ Amn.st Link ]
We are proud to be marching this Saturday for women's rights and to prove, as Amnesty UK staff member, Shoomi Chowdhury puts it: 'hope will always trump fear'. Join us for #womensmarch [ Amn.st Link ]
Women, men and children could freeze to death as arctic weather sweeps across the Greek islands this week. Trapped in squalid detention camps, refugees are surviving in flimsy, snow-covered tents as temperatures plummet below zero. We all have the right to seek safety. Act now.

People are at risk of freezing to death because European leaders are failing to help them

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With only days before his term comes to an end, Obama is being urged to shut down Guantánamo before President-elect Trump is able to take control of it.

Democrats urge Obama to 'deprive' Trump of use of Guantánamo Bay

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Today marks 15 years since the first detainees arrived at Guantánamo Bay. It's not too late for Obama to fulfil his promise of closing it down. [ Amn.st Link ]
The politics of fear and division have no place in 2017. So, on 21 January, at 12pm, we will be marching with #womensmarch in London. Please join us if you can. Find us outside the Italian Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London W1. For more info visit: [ Amn.st Link ]
Chelsea's chance for freedom is slipping away - but there's still time. Urgently tell President Obama to free her before he leaves office.
She's faced harsh punishment for exposing human rights abuses and, more recently, for attempting to end her life. This ordeal must end.

Free Chelsea Manning

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Edward Snowden is a hero for exposing human rights abuses - not a traitor. Yet he is facing decades in prison. Tomorrow we will deliver our petition to President Obama calling for his release. Have you signed it yet? [ Amn.st Link ]
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has an appeal today. We're hoping the ruling will be for her immediate release as she shouldn't be in prison in the first place. We won't know the outcome for a while so watch this space. Thank you for all the amazing support for Nazanin.

UK-Iranian mother's jail appeal 'unpredictable' - BBC News

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Obama is fast running out of time. Call on him to pardon Edward Snowden now!

President Obama, pardon Edward Snowden

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Did you know that this year you helped us free more than 650 people from unfair and often abusive imprisonment? That’s nearly two a day. Here are 33 reasons why 2016 wasn't as awful as you think [ Amn.st Link ]
Whistle blower, Chelsea Manning's mental health has worsened and she has made two suicide attempts this year. Tell president Obama to set her free before he leaves the White House. Email him now: [ Amn.st Link ]

Just one month left to free Chelsea Manning. Act now.

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Yesterday the UK government's own analysis confirmed our reports that UK-made cluster bombs were used in Yemen. But we don't need a belated ‘investigation’ to tell us what we already knew - that the UK should immediately stop all arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Tell the UK Gov: stop fuelling conflict in Yemen.

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