“But the night before the meeting, at around midnight, a group of armed men wearing civilian clothes came to my house to arrest me. They forced my door open, telling me they would kill me if I didn’t obey.”
Amir’s story brings a smile to my face. Running 15km now seems much easier compared to the challenges Amir had to overcome. I feel privileged to be able to play my small part and give back to those brave people who have fought for their and our rights.
Bashir was forced to flee Sudan in order to save his life. Now he has a Masters in Environmental Engineering and is rebuilding his life, thanks to you
Yusuf is a human rights lawyer from a Kurdish city in south-eastern Turkey. He has recently been able to requalify as a human rights lawyer in the UK, thanks to a bursary grant from Prisoners of Conscience. Growing up in a Kurdish city in Turkey isn’t easy. The ethnic Kurdish Read more…
When Victoria left Zimbabwe to visit the UK in 2010, she never thought that she wouldn’t be able to return home. But that is exactly the situation she found herself in. This is the story of what happened and how she has rebuilt her life with support of Prisoners of Conscience.
Prisoners of Conscience teams up with the Big Give Christmas Challenge to double the impact of donations made between 3 and 10 December
Prisoners of Conscience has celebrated the latest round of bursary grantees at a special ceremony in London.
When threats against you and your family force you to flee your home in search of safety, it can be hard to readjust – and even harder to find meaningful employment, as Sobia from Pakistan was to discover. But thanks to Prisoners of Conscience and our bursary grants scheme, she was able to turn her life around