South America Newsletter October 2021

October 6, 2021

This month we bring you updates on human rights issues in Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Chile and Argentina. Actions in relation to the second anniversary of the “Estallido Social” in Chile. The prison situation in Ecuador and the violent riot that occurred. The pressure of the IACHR over Bolivia to know the […]

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Group Newsletter October 2021

October 2, 2021

First a reminder that our next meeting will be on Thursday 7th October 2021, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre (MCC). This will be our first face to face meeting for 18 months. The agenda will be updates on campaigns, letter writing and planning. We are guests of MCC, who have only just reopened. Both MCC and the […]

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Europe Newsletter September 2021

October 1, 2021

We have 2 very urgent Actions on Poland : one about the suffering of refugees trapped at the border of Poland and Belarus. Please sign and circulate the online petition https://www.amnesty.org.uk/urgent-actions/protect-afghans-stranded-polish-border?fbclid=IwAR0K6hedXLdi1EKceHBYFBrW32yCpuiDQjD_f1EQheny-5Q-ZGjjC-EDTVs and write personal emails and letters as well. The Urgent Action can be downloaded here. (includes model letter) The other Urgent Action is about […]

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Group Newsletter September 2021

September 10, 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter. We are delighted to announce that our next meeting will be Thursday 7th October 2021, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. We last met there in March 2020, little knowing we would have such a long break. We have had a mix of Zoom meetings and a speaker since. But as we’ve unable […]

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We Return to Moordown Community Centre!

September 8, 2021

We are delighted to announce a return to Moordown Community Centre (MCC) on Thursday October 7th 2021,  7.30pm. We last met there in March 2020, little knowing we would have such a long break.  So do join us for this relaunch.  The agenda will be updates on campaigns, some letter writing and planning for the […]

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South America Newsletter September 2021

September 4, 2021

This month, we update you on developments in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.  There is a new Urgent Action on behalf of a Colombian journalist under threat.  In Venezuela, attacks continue against Human Rights Defenders.  In Brazil, mass killings of black residents continue in Rio de Janeiro and there is concern about […]

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Europe Newsletter August 2021

August 23, 2021

Dear Amnesty Activists and supporters. The fear, terror and despair of Afghan women men and children trying to flee the Taliban regime has brought the plight of refugees back into our view and conscience. War, oppression and persecution are forcing people to flee and find a place of safety. Those braving to cross the Mediterranean […]

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South America Newsletter August 2021

August 4, 2021

This month we bring you news from Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. There is good news from Venezuela, Brazil and Chile and Gustavo Gatica. We have a new Amnesty report on the National Strike in Colombia and another from Human Rights Watch on abortion rights in Ecuador. We look at the secret […]

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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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