Group Newsletter July 2021

July 19, 2021

As we flagged up last month, we are planning to relaunch the group when we are able to return to Moordown Community Centre in the autumn.  Normally this time of year we would be running a stall at Bourne Free. Sadly, whilst there is a Pride event in Bournemouth at the end of August, it […]

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South America Newsletter July 2021

July 9, 2021

This month, we update you on developments in Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela,and Chile. Amnesty International reviews the victims of excessive use of force by Colombia’s security services during the National Strike and analyses the killing of 199 Human Rights Defenders in 2020, a new record. We report on the high death rate from Covid-19 among the […]

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Europe Newsletter July 2021

July 3, 2021

A lot has happened since our last newsletter in June. Two new reports : One on Greece and one on Switzerland have been released. Please see further details below. Turkey has pulled out of the Istanbul Convention. A Roma man has died at the hands of the police in Czech Republic. 3 Demonstrations in four […]

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Group Newsletter June 2021

June 6, 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Below are some updates and links to what you can find on our website. For a variety of reasons we’ve shelved plans to hold a vigil in Bournemouth Gardens on Thursday 10th. This was planned to be a relaunch of “in person” meetings, which we have been without since March […]

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South America Newsletter June 2021

June 4, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS This month, we update you on developments in Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador.  Amnesty has issued a report, several statements and an Urgent Action in response to the human rights violations committed during the current National Strike and protests in Colombia.  We report further indiscriminate shootings by police in Brazil and […]

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Europe Newsletter May 2021

May 9, 2021

The great news  : We are a full Europe team again and you will be finding a  Newsletter full of Actions and information. As a team we have adopted 2 long term casefiles in addition to Eren Keskin in Turkey  : Frederic Vuillaume in France and the El Hiblu 3 in Malta. Groups who are […]

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South America Newsletter May 2021

May 6, 2021

Dear Friends, This month we bring you updates on human rights issues in Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina, what the change in President for Peru could mean for human rights and which countries have not ratified the Escazú Agreement. Human rights abuses continue to mount in Venezuela and Colombia. Please sign the […]

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Group Newsletter May 2021

April 29, 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Our usual newsletter schedule, like our meetings, has been somewhat disrupted of late. This issue flags up some pending dates and links to campaigns, talks and other events. The newsletter is being sent out as we hear the awful news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in prison […]

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Group Newsletter April 2021

April 28, 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Our usual newsletter schedule, like our meetings, has been somewhat disrupted of late. This issue flags up some pending dates and links to campaigns, talks and other events. The newsletter is being sent out as we hear the awful news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in prison […]

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South America Newsletter April 2021

April 10, 2021

This month, we update you on developments in Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. Amnesty International has delivered a petition signed by over 1 million people to mark the third anniversary of the murder of Marielle Franco in Brazil and has urged the Venezuela government to address the widespread human rights violations […]

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