“We’re all a part of a club that nobody wants to be a member of…”

In 2018, the Tahbaz family joined the Ashoori and the Zaghari-Ratcliffe families in the “club that nobody wants to be a member of.” Morad Tahbaz was working on animal conservation projects in Iran when he was arrested and accused of espionage. In November 2019 he was given a 10 year prison sentence for “contacts with…

Stand Up In The Park comedy event – tickets on sale now!

Stand Up for Human Rights with Cardiff Amnesty and Everyman Theatre’s Cardiff Open Air Festival The successful ‘Stand Up in the Park’ returns to Sophia Gardens, Cardiff for a fourth year on Saturday 3rd July at 8pm. Superb comics Stephen Bailey, Eleanor Tiernan and Carl Donnelly are hitting the stage, compered by Clint Edwards. Organised…

“My Father Had Six Large Holes in his Back”: Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, the world stood stunned as President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale assault on Ukraine. The assault began with Russian troops entering from the regions of Luhansk, Kharkiv and Chernihiv, in what Putin falsely claimed was a “peacekeeping operation”. Within 2 weeks, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights…

Cardiff’s Luke Symons still detained in Yemen

Written by Cardiff Amnesty member, Elizabeth. Luke Symons was brought up here in our own city of Cardiff but has been detained for nearly five years in Yemen by the Houthi de facto authorities. It is only right that the Amnesty group in his home city should be committed to campaigning for him. Luke grew…

#NazaninIsFree

Members of the Cardiff Amnesty Group were delighted by the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori last week. Trawling though old blog posts we can see that the group started campaigning for Nazanin in June 2016. We first heard of Nazanin and Gabriella at a candlelight vigil outside the Senedd. Prayers and reflections for…