Following her release, Vietnamese human rights defender Tran Thi Nga said:
“I thank Amnesty International for their tireless effort demanding my freedom. I am happy that my family are now reunited and living in peace.”
Our track record
Over the last three decades, we have empowered thousands of people from all walks of life to play an active part in letter-writing campaigns on behalf of prisoners of conscience, victims of torture and the families of ‘disappeared’ people, etc.
Our clientele has included doctors, lawyers, clergy, students, teachers and university lecturers. Also included are several past and present Members of Parliament and the House of Lords and at least one Church of England Bishop.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote:
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Letter-writing changes lives
A letter from you could help free a
prisoner, stop an execution or help
a bereaved family receive justice.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)