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…

Cardiff Amnesty’s Choice for AIUK Elections

The Cardiff Amnesty International Group are delighted to nominate Dr Owen Collins to stand for election to the Board of Amnesty International UK. Owen, as many of you will know, is a committed campaigner who has been the driving force behind one of the most active Amnesty groups in Wales. Over the last decade, he…

Forgotten Behind Bars: New AIUK report and a call to action

As you will likely be aware, the Cardiff AIUK group have been campaigning on the issue of the use of excessive cellular confinement in UK prisons for a number of months. Our own, Dr Dennis Eady, spoke on the concerns of the group at the recent AIUK Wales Conference, Activism in Action, and included a…

Amnesty Wales Conference: Activism in Action

Amnesty International Wales online Conference: 20th March 2021, 10am – 1pm The future of human rights across the globe appears uncertain as COVID-19 provides opportunities for the roll-back of personal and collective liberties. As Amnesty groups in Wales have adapted to the events of the last year, we can reflect on how members have responded…

Cardiff Amnesty showcased by BBC Wales

Ahead of the end of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence on 7th March 2021, the Cardiff Amnesty International Group have been interviewed by BBC Radio Wales. Highlighting how Wales has become central to the campaign to win the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, ‘Imprisoned in Iran’ will be broadcast on Wednesday 3rd March at 6.30pm. As part of…

Worsening conditions for UK prisoners

The Cardiff Amnesty Group continue to be concerned about the use of excessive solitary confinement in the Her Majesty’s Prisons. We began campaigning on this issue before the Covid-19 pandemic, but the situation has only become more urgent as a result of the pandemic. Rather than the Pre-Covid situation of around 20% of UK prisoners…

Bring them Home!

The Cardiff Amnesty International Group and Free Nazanin Campaign need your help with a new online initiative. Ahead of the end of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence on 7th March 2021 we are asking everyone to join an online campaign calling on the Iranian Government to free dual-national citizens being held in the country. Amnesty members and…

Our next book: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

We are now approaching the third meeting of the Cardiff Amnesty International Human Rights Book Club. The book club has been a roaring success and the last book, Unicorn: Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen by Amrou Al-Kadhi, made for a great conversation.  Our next book club meeting will be held virtually on 15th March…

Should prisoners be among the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination?

The Cardiff Amnesty Group continue to campaign to end excessive cellular confinement in UK prisons and detention centres. Cardiff Amnesty are also calling on the Government not to loose sight of these populations with the roleout of COVID-19 vaccinations. This was an issue higlighted by the MP Zarah Sultana during a meeting of the House…

Write for Rights 2020

We are delighted to announce our annual Write for Rights evening taking place virtually on Monday 14th December at 7.30pm. Every year, the Cardiff Amnesty International Group encourages you to write messages of support to people around the world who are suffering injustice. What could be better than posting a card or letter to just…

Cardiff Amnesty International Group Human Rights Book Club

On 7th December 2020, we will be hosting the first meeting of the Cardiff Amnesty International Group Human Rights Book Club. As the name suggests, the focus of the book club will be on human rights, but particular topics will be covered over three consecutive books. Our initial focus will be on racism in the…