Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Outside the Law – Stories from Guantanamo

Outside the Law – Stories from Guantanamo
a film and panel discussion, on Tuesday 19 October at Malvern Theatres.

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Amnesty International @ Pride London


A couple of photos from my trip to London to join the Amnesty contingent at Pride London. Report to follow.

Troy Davis Hearing – Follow the Amnesty blog

Troy Davis has spent nearly 19 years on death row in the US for a crime he maintains he did not commit. In that time, seven of the nine key witnesses on whose evidence he was convicted have recanted or changed their testimony. Troy finally has the chance to present this new evidence – which could prove his innocence – to a court in Savannah. Stand in solidarity with Troy during his hearing, and send a message to Georgia that the world is watching and justice must be served.

Find out more by following the AIUK Death Penalty campaign blog at http://blogs.amnesty.org.uk/blogs.asp?bid=392 or following the Amnesty International UK Twitter account at http://twitter.com/amnestyuk

Pakistan Tribal Area report – As if Hell fell on Me

Break the silence, buy radios for Burma


To mark opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday the BBC World Service will be broadcasting a special programme about the Nobel Peace Prize winner into Burma. The programme is also aired on BBC Radio 4 at 11.00am on Friday 18 June.

Amnesty Student Fundraising

Inspiration for all groups. And if you are a local student group why not join in?

Amnesty Run Event At The Chipping Campden Literature Festival

On Saturday, 8 May the Stratford-upon-Avon Amnesty Group are running an event on the Fringe of the Chipping Campden Literature Festival. It will be held in the Upper Room of The Old Town Hall  in Chipping Campden from 2.30-3.30 pm. Vivien Heffernan will be giving her lecture ‘Shakespeare through Artists’ Eyes’. It is an illustrated talk and includes recordings of well known actors reading extracts from the plays under discussion. Vivien lectures widely for Nadfas both in this country and abroad. From what I understand from the local group this talk comes highly recommended. 

Tickets £5.00     Telephone 01789 268700 or 01608 682205

Amnesty on the General Election

See more at www.amnesty.org.uk/election – do let me have any feedback at westmidsamnesty@gmail.com

If you’ve already written or met your candidates or if you have any general tips do leave comments below.

The Life and Times Of a UN Weapons Inspector

I Support Amnesty International Because….

I support the same rights for everyone regardless of who they are. To discriminate in terms of arbitrary factors is wrong. Amnesty’s recent Stop Violence Against Women campaign has been one embodiment of this. Just because violence against women often occurs in private situations doesn’t make it acceptable and i’m proud that Amnesty have worked with others to ensure that human rights apply in all spheres of life.