Presidents Putin and Trump arrive in Helsinki with a secret agenda – an agenda that undoubtedly millions across the world hope will focus on taking human rights seriously. Amnesty is responding to this secrecy with a bold and cheeky reminder of what the world needs, welcoming them to a ‘Global Human Rights Summit’.
If we are to see real change, freedom and equality, then we would see these two men dedicated to Making Human Rights Great again. Amnesty is calling on them to be responsible international players – and to act as humans and as leaders with compassion and fairness. You can help us by sending them postcards with our message.
Trump and Putin’s political agendas have resulted in broken families, children being held in cages, continuing atrocities in a prolonged war in Syria, and LGBTI people being abused and even tortured and killed. These are just a few examples – the full list would be very long.
The Helsinki summit is a chance for President Trump to take seriously his role as a leader to protect those fleeing from persecution, poverty or violence and to make Americans proud by ‘Making Human Rights Great Again’.
Amnesty International calls upon President Putin to be accountable for his ongoing failure to address burning human rights issues. At home, he has presided over a dramatic clampdown on and deterioration in fundamental freedoms, including torture in police stations and prisons, state-sponsored homophobia, and extreme violence towards LGBTI people. Abroad we’ve seen shocking human rights violations, with Russia fueling war crimes in Ukraine and Syria, while refusing to protect fleeing refugees.