You Saved My Life. Now Let’s Help Others


By Moses Akatugba

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.

This May, my execution was halted and I walked free. Your Write for Rights letters saved my life. Thank you.

Please, help others who are being subjected to human rights abuses, as I was. Sign up for the 2015 Write for Rights campaign.

I am proof your 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.

Will you join me? Will you fight to free the unjustly imprisoned as a participant in this year’s Write for Rights?

People’s lives are at stake, and you can help with your activism during Write for Rights.

  • Demand freedom for a journalist jailed for criticizing his government. Secure justice for a woman imprisoned for having a still birth.
  • 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?

Join Write for Rights.

What you do is nothing short of a miracle. Please keep up this lifesaving work.

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3 thoughts on “You Saved My Life. Now Let’s Help Others

  1. How can you say you defend human rights when you've decriminalized prostitution????? Sad and sick!

  2. One needs to help other and this would lead a better place and atmosphere for living beings.