South America Newsletter April 2020

April 1, 2020

This month we cover the impact of Covid-19 on human rights in the region as well as more general human rights news. Amnesty has issued the human rights responsibilities for state response to Covid-19 for the Americas. This includes a paper which sets out four things governments should do and four things they should not. […]

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Group Newsletter March 2020

March 8, 2020

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Happy International Women’s Day. Sadly, all over the world, activists are being imprisoned, tortured and even killed just because they’re women. More on this below. Our next meeting  is on Thursday 12th March, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns and letter writing. Its also our AGM – […]

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South America Newsletter March 2020

March 1, 2020

This report includes an urgent action regarding Ecuador, an online petition regarding  Venezuelan refugees in Peru, a forthcoming event  regarding Chile and the  petition signatures obtained regarding Ecuador and Argentina.  There is  an introduction to an AI annual report for the Americas and continuing concerns regarding Venezuela, including the prevention of a visit of a […]

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Marielle Franco – message from her family

February 12, 2020

Since sending out the newsletter, (see below), that features the murder of Marielle Franco, almost two years ago, there have been two developments.  Amnesty Brazil have released a video from Marielles family thanking everyone for their support in the campaign to get justice for Marielle. In the video above you hear from Antônio and Marinete […]

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Group Newsletter February 2020

February 12, 2020

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 13th February, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda – letter writing,  planning future events Marielle Franco. Our case file is on the murder of Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. Marielle was born and raised in a favela in Rio, Brazil. An elected councillor, […]

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South America Newsletter February 2020

February 6, 2020

Lots to report again this month.  Communities remain under threat in Colombia, press and artistic freedom is being challenged in Brazil, concerns remain about repression of protestors in Chile, there were renewed attacks on the opposition in Venezuela, there is concern for the protection of vulnerable Venezuelans in Peru (the subject of a new Amnesty […]

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Group Newsletter January 2020

January 8, 2020

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Happy new year to you all. The next meeting  is on Thursday 9th January 2020, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda – planning for year ahead, letter writing Write 4 Rights 2019 We held a fantastic ‪Write for Rights event at Bournemouth Library We got over 100 cards signed by passing […]

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South America Newsletter January 2020

January 5, 2020

This month we have good news from Colombia and Brazil. However, we report on the victims of the ongoing conflict in Colombia, and the staggering violence in Brazil’s Amazon as well as police killings across that country. We focus on the challenge to Colombia and Brazil on the arrival of large numbers of refugees from […]

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Write 4 Rights 2019

December 22, 2019

We held a fantastic ‪Write for Rights event at Bournemouth Library We got over 100 cards signed by passing members of the public; its Amnesty International UK annual campaign, sending greetings cards to prisoners of conscience and other human rights defenders around the world. Thanks to Jessica, Val, Michael and all the other staff at […]

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Group Newsletter December 2019

December 10, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You may like to bring this to people’s attention as you go about your day tomorrow… The next meeting  is on Thursday 12th December, 7.30pm  at […]

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