Welcome and Thank You


Thanks to people like you we are closer to a world that fully recognises everyone's rights to live with equality, freedom, dignity and justice.

Due to relentless campaigning from Amnesty supporters, Germain Rukuki from Burundi has now been released. Germain's sentence was reduced from 32 years to one in June 2021. He was arrested in 2017 on trumped up charges due to his former involvement with a Christian anti-torture organisation and he served four years. Although he should never have been in prison he is now free.

Because people like you offered their support and voices, the New Zealand government announced they will stop imprisoning people seeking asylum in Aotearoa New Zealand. The decision was made following Amnesty International's research into the detention of people seeking asylum in criminal justice facilities.

Together we're putting pressure on the Justice Minister to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Aotearoa New Zealand to at least 14. In Aotearoa New Zealand you can be held criminally liable when you're just 10 years old. That's right - you have to wait until you're 18 to vote, you can't drive a car until you're 16, but you can be criminally liable when you're...10. Together we can raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years old.

THANK YOU! You are the heart and soul of Amnesty International and we truly value your ongoing support.

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