Your support really can help humanity win. Virginia Laparra was imprisoned simply for doing her job as Head of the Special Prosecutor’s Unit Against Impunity in Guatemala. For over a decade she successfully worked in disbanding multiple criminal networks and arresting dozens of politicians, military officers and business leaders who had previously been considered untouchable. But in February 2022 she was arrested and detained as she was leaving her office. In December 2022, Virginia was sentenced to four years in prison for the crime of ‘abuse of authority’, following a trial plagued with irregularities and violations of her human rights.
But great news, Virginia was released from prison on 3 January 2024! It’s only thanks to support from people like you that we were able to campaign for Virginia Laparra’s freedom. Her release is a step towards ending the human rights violations she has faced in retaliation for her work. Your continued Amnesty Weekly Lottery entries can help make sure life-changing victories like this continue – thank you.
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