As a passionate supporter of democracy and as someone who wanted a career in politics, the conditions of her bail meant Pam had to make an impossible choice. Either give up all her dreams and aspirations and stay in Thailand; continue campaigning for democracy and face a 10-year sentence; or leave the country and everything she knew and loved behind.
For the crime of providing medical supplies to sick and injured people, Amina was arrested, imprisoned and tortured.
Baran is a Prisoners of Conscience beneficiary. We recently held an online interview with him to learn more about his experiences. He told us about how he was thrown in jail for helping defend the rights of Kurdish people.