World Day Against Death Penalty 2018

October 10, 2018

To coincide with World Day Against the Death Penalty today, Amnesty has released a powerful six-minute video showing the impact of the death penalty on families in Belarus, the only country in Europe that still carries out executions. The video, based on the case of Gennadii Yakovitskii who was executed in Belarus in 2016, reveals […]

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South America Newsletter October 2018

October 7, 2018

Amnesty has issued a new report on public security in Venezuela, the UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution on the crisis and this year’s Embassy Crawl included a stop at the Venezuelan Embassy.  In Colombia, environmental rights defenders continue to face threats, paramilitary groups are extending their presence, peace negotiations with the ELN […]

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Group Newsletter September 2018

September 11, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. We hope you enjoyed the summer. The next meeting  is on Thursday 13th September 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda:-  letter writing, planning future events and an update on campaigns. Some Good News August has been a good month, seeing the release of two of the human rights defenders we featured […]

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South America Newsletter September 2018

September 1, 2018

This newsletter includes amongst other matters:  troubling statistics regarding killings of human rights defenders in Colombia and police killings in Rio de Janeiro.  There are also concerns regarding the plight of environmental defenders in Ecuador, Venezuela and Brazil. Chile is criticised for misusing its anti-terrorism law. A vote on abortion in Argentina had a disappointing outcome […]

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Group Newsletter August 2018

August 18, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. We don’t meet in August, our next meeting  is on Thursday 13th September 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. This is to update you on a few things that have happened – or about to happen…. Photo Exhibition Revisited It seems ages ago (it was April)  but our Photographic Exhibition is a distant […]

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South America Newsletter August 2018

August 10, 2018

We have good news from Chile and Paraguay this month, but human rights violations in Colombia  continue to deteriorate with new killings of HR defenders and more forced displacements as armed groups roam the countryside. There are petitions on Argentina and Brazil for you to sign as well as 3 urgent actions (Chile, Paraguay and […]

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BourneFree 2018

July 15, 2018

We had a another hugely successful return to Bournemouth’s LGBTI Pride event, BourneFree.  As in previous years we were in the Gardens with our stall from about 8.00am until 5.00pm.  We also took part in the parade. We had about 150 cards signed – 2/3 of which concerned Sakris Kupila. Sakris is facing discrimination in Finland […]

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South America Newsletter July 2018

July 10, 2018

We report on the change of government in Colombia and continued displacement of, and violence against, indigenous communities there. There is little sign of progress in investigating the murder of Marielle Franco in Brazil and more killings by security forces have occurred in a poor neighbourhood of Rio. An important step has been taken to […]

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Group Newsletter June 2018

June 11, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 14th June 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns and letter writing; GDPR latest, forthcoming events Northern Ireland – Abortion is not a Crime The highest court in the land has ruled Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are in breach of the […]

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South America Newsletter June 2018

June 4, 2018

We report on the further deterioration in the livelihood of Venezuelans and continued violence in Colombia, where we ask you to respond to 2 urgent actions. If you haven’t done so yet, please sign the petition on environmental defenders in Peru and Paraguay. There is also a new petition asking for justice for 10 Brazilian […]

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