You saved Moses Akatugba life.
Now let’s help others
My name is Moses Akatugba. For 10 years I was on death row in Nigeria. I was arrested, tortured and imprisoned when I was just 16 years old. I was sentenced to death.
Police officers beat me with machetes and batons. The pain I went through was unimaginable.
Last December 10, Amnesty International supporters like you from around the world sent 800,000 messages to the Nigerian government about my case for Write for Rights, the world’s biggest letter-writing event for human rights.
In May, my execution was halted and I walked free. Write for Rights letters saved my life!
I am proof that Write for Rights letters work.
Without the thousands of letters sent in support of my case, I might never have been granted my freedom. Three other people were pardoned with me.
Amnesty International activists like you are my heroes. You’ve inspired me to become a human rights activist — to fight for others.
John, people’s lives are at stake, and you can help with your activism during Write for Rights.
• Demand freedom for blogger Raif Badawi’s lawyer, imprisoned for his human rights work
• Stop forced marriages for girls in Burkina Faso.
• Defend the rights of youth activists held in secret police detention for promoting democracy
This is the biggest human rights letter-writing event in the world, held every December to help a small set of cases like mine. Together, we have power to conquer injustice.
I will do my part to help people facing human rights abuses. Will you do your part?
What you do is nothing short of a miracle. Please keep up this lifesaving work.
2014 Write for Rights Case
Proud Human Rights Activist
P.S. Last year, 300 events were held across Canada and thousands of individuals took part on their own to contribute to more than 3,000,000 actions taken around the world onDecember 10th, International Human Rights Day. Don’t miss it — Sign up to take part or sign our electronic petitions now.