Europe Newsletter January 2022

January 26, 2022

Here is our latest Newsletter with updates and actions. Stop violence against women in Turkey On 22 December 2021 Amnesty International published a new briefing document setting out an analysis on the current situation regarding violence against women in Turkey, including a summary of the obligations of the State to respect, protect and fulfil women’s […]

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South America Newsletter January 2022

January 5, 2022

Thank you for following us and taking actions on human rights’ issues this past year. This month we bring you news from Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Chile. We have a new Urgent Action to free a prisoner of conscience in Venezuela, a petition to sign on sexual violence against children and adolescents in Paraguay […]

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Wright 4 Rights 2021

December 11, 2021

Thanks to everyone who supported us today at Bournemouth Library. It is more challenging trying to engage with passing members of the public whilst wearing a mask, but we got a very positive response. It was quieter than 2 years ago, as there were no other events at the library, and understandably fewer choosing to […]

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Europe Newsletter December 2021

December 11, 2021

Turkey Osman Cavala As reported in the last Europe Team Newsletter, entrepreneur and philanthropist Osman Kavala who was arrested in 2017 and charged with involvement in the Gezi Park protests and plotting to overthrow the state was due back in court on 26 November. Regrettably, at that hearing the court refused to release him from […]

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Group Newsletter December 2021

December 4, 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter from your local Amnesty International group. We next meet at Moordown Community Centre on January 6th; but a week today you can join us at Bournemouth Library for…. Write for Rights 2021 We are delighted to announce that Bournemouth library have welcomed us back to hold Write for Rights (W4R) […]

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South America Newsletter December 2021

December 3, 2021

This month, we update you on developments in Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Venezuela. Amnesty International has released its latest report on the excessive use of force by Colombian authorities during the national Strike, where over 100 people suffered from eye trauma or got seriously injured. During November, military police and criminal gangs […]

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Europe Newsletter November 2021

November 14, 2021

Here is our November Newsletter with actions and updates. Please continue campaigning and organising. Refugees continue to drown in the Mediterranean sea, freezing to death in the forest at the border of Poland and are pushed back to countries where they suffer abuse. In the UK the Nationalities and borders bill will severely undermine the […]

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South America Newsletter November 2021

November 8, 2021

This month we bring you news from Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay and Chile. Amnesty has issued two new Urgent Actions: the director of a Venezuelan NGO remains in detention and we ask for his release, while in Brazil we are asking the Attorney General to investigate the government’s mishandling of the pandemic. Included are […]

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Group Newsletter October 2021

October 28, 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter from your local Amnesty International group. This is relatively brief as we’ve yet to receive new updates from the Europe and South America teams (one consequence of changing to the first Thursday of the month!). But we meet a week today on Thursday 4th November 2021 7.30pm at Moordown Community […]

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Stop the Rights Raid

October 27, 2021

Below is a briefing from AIUK on current legislation going through Parliament that will impact on our rights. Currently there is an online petition relating to the  Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Do write to your MP if you have time. There is a proform letter to MP – relating to all legislation – […]

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