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When you play the weekly lottery your money will help protect human rights around the world.
We are a movement of ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. And we’re a movement that produces extraordinary results. Prisoners of conscience are released. Death sentences are commuted. Torturers are brought to justice. Governments are persuaded to change their laws and practices. Our achievements have a huge impact on the lives of individual people. And your support makes us even stronger.
Torture survivor released from prison in Mexico
Yecenia Armenta was arbitrarily detained by Mexican police on 10 July 2012. She was beaten, near-asphyxiated and raped during 15 hours of torture until she was forced to “confess” to involvement in the murder of her husband. Yecenia was denied her rights to a fair trial and was imprisoned for nearly four years. Amnesty International launched a global petition to campaign for her release and an investigation into her torture, which reached 300,000 supporters. In 2016, a judge acquitted Yecenia and she was finally freed.
Your support is crucial
Although there is reason to celebrate there is still much to be done. Yecenia has expressed her gratitude for the work our supporters have done to facilitate her release. But there are still many people like Yecenia who are being tortured and denied a fair trial and Amnesty will continue to call for their freedom.
Enter the Weekly Lottery and you could help free people unjustly imprisoned, stop torture and save lives.
Over 300,000 Amnesty International supporters called for Yecenia Armenta’s release.