Group Newsletter April 2022

Welcome to the latest newsletter.
The next meeting  is on Thursday 7th April 2022 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. At the next meeting we will be campaign updates, letter writing and planning for future events.


Since our last newsletter the we’ve had the human rights catastrophe of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The UK government must do its part to help those fleeing the war. AIUK are calling for the UK Government to urgently:-

  •     Strengthen international efforts to protect civilians, provide humanitarian relief and help bring suspected perpetrators of crimes under international law to justice.
  •     Press for parties to the conflict to create & respect humanitarian corridors to safe havens, for all civilians to have access to transportation and time to leave, and for international observers to be granted access to monitor their safe passage.
  •     Fulfil the commitment to provide sanctuary to 200,000 Ukrainian refugees in the UK by providing safe routes to travel here, such as by a temporary visa waiver.
  •     Abandon measures which will do serious damage to the UK’s asylum system.

You can email the Prime Minister to urge him to help people fleeing the war
There is a template letter to send to Members of Parliament, with an accompanying briefing, that can be downloaded from the AIUK website. Please let us know if you write to your MP, so we can track which MPs have been contacted.

Morad Tahbaz and Mehran Raoof

Also since the last newsletter Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori have been reunited with their families in the UK after years of detention in Iran.  But Amnesty continues to campaign for Morad Tahbaz and Mehran Raoof, who are still arbitrarily detained in Iran. Please continue to campaign with us, and contact your local MP to:-

  1. ask them to raise Morad’s and Mehran’s cases with the Foreign Secretary, asking for them to not be forgotten and calling for their release
  2. ask them to raise their cases publicly and mention Morad and Mehran in Parliament.

There is a template letter you can download here.