London to Tehran Challenge: Completed

During May, the Cardiff Amnesty Group embarked on virtually travelling the distance from London to Tehran, along with other Amnesty members, family and friends. This distance worked out at a massive 2,780 miles, but the cause was one that warranted such action. Under the banner “Bring Them Home”, this action was intended to raise awareness…

It’s Started! Don’t Forget to Vote in AIUK Elections

Taking the Temperature of AIUK Owen Collins is standing for election to the Board of Amnesty International UK this year. Since April he has been visiting local groups across the country to ‘take the temperature’ of the movement. Be it organising new campaigns or fundraising initiatives, Owen has seen first-hand how activists are striving to…

Cardiff Amnesty and Anti-Racism

While the movement should be celebrating 60 years of life-changing activism, Amnesty International UK finds itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The issue of racism and the working culture within Amnesty International UK is a matter of concern to members of the Cardiff Amnesty Group. We agree with the AIUK Board that: “Racism is a pervasive problem. It is deep-rooted, entangled in every aspect of the world as it is today:…

Nazanin’s New Charge: How You Can Take Action

It has sadly been announced today that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been given a further 1 year jail sentence with then an additional 1 year travel ban preventing her from leaving Iran after this jail term ends. Her lawyer has said an appeal is being lodged on the basis that the charges had been laid out…

Our next book: The Power of Privilege by June Sarpong

At the last meeting of the book club we focussed on The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. This was the first fiction book we had read and covered everything from class to identity. It also divided opinion among the group which led to some lively conversation.  We are now approaching the fourth meeting of the…

Anoosheh’s Fourth Birthday Spent in Prison

Today is Anoosheh Ahoori’s 67th birthday. It is the fourth birthday he has spent imprisoned in Iran despite being innocent of all charges. Anoosheh was visiting family in Iran in August 2017, something he had done regularly for many years. On the 13th August he was abducted by the Iranian authorities and has been detained…