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12th January 2024: Annelies Varsey
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It's not too late to take part in the Write for Rights campaign by clicking here for Amnesty International's website which has more information. A few minutes of your time could make a huge difference to someone imprisoned unjustly.

Latest news from Amnesty:
Virginia Laparra is an anti-corruption lawyer from Guatemala, who was arbitrarily arrested and detained for nearly two years in retaliation for her outstanding anti-corruption work. For over a decade she has successfully worked in disbanding multiple criminal networks and arresting dozens of politicians, military officers and business leaders who had previously been considered untouchable. With the help of our supporters, we were able to raise global awareness of Virginia's case and put pressure on the Guatemalan authorities by calling for her release.

We are pleased to share that on Wednesday January 3, Virginia was released from prison. She is now reunited with her loved ones after nearly two years as a prisoner of conscience. Her release is a step towards ending the terrible human rights violations she has faced in retaliation for her work.

This is just another example of the incredible difference you can help make in the lives of individuals that fight for Human Rights like Virginia.

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