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.
Its a bit later than usual as your editor attended the AIUK AGM in Swansea. Our next meeting  is on Thursday 12th April 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda
1) Photography exhibition, 3rd – 28th April – see below
2) Spring Quiz 20th April – see below
3) Feedback from AIUK AGM
4) Data protection act changes/membership
5) Letter writing

After a slow start, tickets are being reserved for next weeks quiz, with half the allocation now gone. We want a full house so do come along if you can. The Spring Quiz is  organised for Friday April 20th, 7.30 for 8.00 prompt at the (now refurbished) Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury Park Road, Charminster, Bournemouth BH8 8PX. David Brown will again be our host.

For those unfamiliar, our quizzes are informal but competitive! Teams of up to 6 (some get arranged on the night), entrance £5 a person. Due to popularity, and past overcrowding. We are now obliged to limit total numbers to 54.

Please get your tickets here. This system worked very well for our last quiz.  This will let you print off tickets once booked – you will still need to pay on the night!  Please book as soon as you can as we can promote the event more widely if any space left.
Any problems, please leave a message (with contact details) on 07787350946, or reply to this newsletter.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/amnesty-international-bournemouth-group-quiz-night-tickets-42842612407

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Photographic Exhibition at the Library is Open

April 10, 2018

Its live! After months of preparation the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Lawrence Williams, and the Mayoress opened our photography exhibition at the library. They are standing by the tapestry created by Amnesty groups in the South, depicting the 30 articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. This also forms a major part of […]

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South America Newsletter April 2018

April 9, 2018

SUMMARY In this month’s newsletter we have an urgent action on Colombia where 500 Yukpa indigenous people crossed into the country and are being threatened with return to Venezuela. We have sad news from several countries in the region. In Colombia, Javier Bernardo Cuero Ortíz, the son of Bernardo Cuero was sadly killed on 19 […]

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South American Newsletter March 2018

March 4, 2018

  The latest newsletter from the South America Team:- SUMMARY We have good news from Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. However, the security situation in Rio de Janeiro continues to deteriorate, while the number of Human Rights Defenders killed in Colombia in 2017 has risen by 32% and other victims of the ongoing conflict in Colombia […]

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Group Newsletter March 2018

February 24, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Its earlier than usual, and a bit more slimline, to focus on three events you may be interested in:- 1) The next meeting  is on Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. Its our AGM (don’t let that put you off!) and we’ll also be discussing the national AGM resolutions. 2) Photography exhibition, […]

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Group Newsletter February 2018

February 6, 2018

  Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 8th February 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; Tapestry exhibition; AIUK AGM resolutions (if available) Library Photography Exhibition We are delighted to announce that the Mayor, Councillor Lawrence Williams, and Mayoress of Bournemouth will be opening our exhibition at […]

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South America Newsletter February 2018

February 6, 2018

SUMMARY This month, we highlight concern over the worsening situation in parts of Colombia where rival armed groups are fighting for control, leading to the displacement of thousands of civilians.  There is a new Urgent Action on Brazil, following the killing of 14 people at a party, and a report of a disturbing increase in […]

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Group Newsletter January 2018

January 9, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 11th January 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; Tapestry exhibition; AIUK AGM resolutions Azza is one of the featured human rights defenders in Write 4 Rights Write for Rights Thanks to everyone who turned out for our Write for Rights […]

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South America Newsletter January 2018

January 8, 2018

  SUMMARY In this month’s report, we have urgent actions on Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia. In Peru, the President granted a humanitarian pardon to an ex-president who was serving a lengthy prison sentence, including for human rights abuses. Health in Venezuela continues to be undermined by the government’s failure to order the purchase of antiretroviral […]

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