to our group website.  Hopefully you will find any information you want about our group, but more importantly it will inspire you to take action. The best way to keep in touch with us is via our email newsletter. This generally goes out once a month. This is changing in format as we develop the blog and  the newsletter will link to relevant actions or events, rather than being too detailed itself. The group meets every month except August at Moordown Community Centre. This is on the second Thursday, 7.30 to 9.00.  This is a sort of business/planning meeting with some letter writing. If there is a speaker or any particular change to the format it will be flagged up in the newsletter. We have a Facebook page – please go and like us! Its another excellent way of keeping in touch and joining in with actions and campaigns.

Welcome to the latest newsletter.
The next meeting  is on Thursday 11th April, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; planning; letter writing and discuss AIUK AGM resolutions (if available)

Saudi Arabia: Release Women’s Human Rights Defenders Immediately!

24 June 2018 was an historic moment for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia; the ban on driving for women was lifted. But in a cruel twist, as we reported last month, the women who bravely fought for this right were arrested and branded ‘traitors’.

Last month the Saudi Arabia Public Prosecution announced that it had concluded its investigations into the cases of a group of human rights defenders. This included these women activists, who had been detained without charge since May 2018.

The link below has more guidance and details of the 5 women in the picture above…
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018/06/Saudi-Arabia-Release-Women-Human-Rights-Defenders/

Three of the wrongly jailed Saudi women human rights defenders have now been released. But eight still remain. And there were other arrests last Thursday of critics of the Government and campaigners for better women’s rights.  Follow this link and email the Saudi Arabia embassy  and get these women back to their families:  http://amn.st/6180Eww8C

Wareham Street Collection

After quite a low turnout and return from the Bournemouth and Christchurch collections in 2017, and a successful visit to Wareham last year, we are currently planning to just focus on Wareham. Traditionally Wareham folk have been very generous and welcoming. If you wish to help please let us know, by replying to this newsletter, rather than just turning up.

Wareham Street Collection (High Street)  Saturday (am only) 27th April 2019

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South America Newsletter April 2019

April 2, 2019

Dear Friends, This month there is a petition regarding Venezuela, two Urgent Actions relating to Argentina and Paraguay together with an alert for a future Urgent Action relating to Bolivia. Killings of HRDs in Colombia continue to rise and the President of Colombia refuses to sign an important Bill. We have news on Indigenous rights […]

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Group Newsletter March 2019

March 10, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter.The next meeting  is on Thursday 14th March 2019, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  AGM (usually brief, don’t let that put you off!), planning and case file letter writing (see below).This newsletter belatedly marks International Women’s Day in all its articles. Keep reading 😀 Marielle FrancoYou may recall we featured Marielle […]

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South America Newsletter March 2019

March 7, 2019

This month we have two petitions for you to sign, one on the human rights crisis in Venezuela and the other on abortion rights in Argentina. We report on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the continuing HR violations in Colombia and on police killings and gender based murders in Brazil. We have good news from […]

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May Stevens

March 7, 2019

Amnesty members in the Bournemouth area were saddened the learn of the death of May Stevens in January. May and her husband Ted were among the founder members of the group in 1986 and were for many years the mainstay of the group and its’ activities. She will particularly be remembered for her tireless fundraising. […]

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Group Newsletter February 2019

February 22, 2019

HelloWelcome to the latest news from your local Amnesty Group.Our next meeting is Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 7.30pm at Moordown Community Centre, Bournemouth. At out meeting we will focus on planning on the year ahead, reviewing campaigns and finish with some letter writing. Advance notice that the March meeting, also on the 14th, is […]

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South America Newsletter February 2019

February 10, 2019

In this month’s newsletter, we report on the deteriorating human rights situation in Venezuela, growing concerns about human rights in Brazil and continuing threats faced by Human Rights Defenders in Colombia.  There are also updates on Ecuador (which has imposed unfair restrictions for Venezuelans), Peru (where Fujimori has been sent back to prison), Ecuador and […]

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Group Newsletter January 2019

February 10, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter.The next meeting  is on Thursday 10th January 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; planning for 2019; letter writing, Write for RightsThanks to everyone who turned out for our Write for Rights events – in Bournemouth centre and Moordown Community Centre. We sent about 70 cards to […]

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South America Newsletter January 2019

January 6, 2019

This month’s newsletter includes good news from Paraguay regarding families from the Guahory Community, who were the subject of an Urgent Action in July. There has also been a Court ruling in Chile tightening the parole conditions for violators of human rights. We have four Urgent Actions, one for Colombia, two for Venezuela and one […]

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