Knit for Naz

Cardiff Amnesty warmly invites you to an evening of crafting and human rights in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.   You may have heard of Nazanin … Since the 3rd April 2016 Nazanin and her daughter, Gabriella, have been imprisoned in Iran. Nazanin was returning to the UK after a family holiday when she was detained…

I am Aster

Cardiff Amnesty’s February meeting and AGM was an opportunity to look back with pride over the achievements of the last 12 months. Taking the time to celebrate the group’s hard work is as important as planning for 2019. If you are interested to find out more please read our 2018 Report here: Cardiff Amnesty(1). At…

Hunger Strike for Medical Treatment

At the first Cardiff Amnesty meeting of 2019 we discussed the worrying situation facing Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi, who both announced a three day hunger strike starting on Monday 14th January. Both Nazanin and Narges have been denied access to the medical treatment they have requested by the Iranian authorities. Nazanin has long requested access…

Write for Rights 2018

On the 10th December Cardiff Amnesty held its annual Write for Rights meeting at Chapter Arts Centre. Each December we come together to write greetings cards for prisoners of conscience whose rights are being abused. It only takes a few minutes to send a card or but for someone facing oppression or unjustly imprisoned they are often…

Wales – Nation of Sanctuary?

Cardiff Amnesty International’s November event was held in collaboration with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs. An inspiring panel of community activists reported on the challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers in Wales in an evening of debate entitled “Wales – Nation of Sanctuary?” Alongside chairing the event, Susie Ventris-Field, speaking on behalf of…

Trump Protest

Cardiff Amnesty joined a large crowd of fellow activists in Cardiff City Centre on Thursday afternoon in opposition to the divisive politics of Donald Trump. Like many other people across the UK, Amnesty members are alarmed by the views of a president who in just 18 months has encouraged a deeply disturbing human rights roll-back…

VIDEO: 400 People Singing Happy Birthday at Stand Up in the Park!

Laugh? I nearly cried… On June 24th Cardiff Amnesty partnered with the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival for the second sell-out ‘Stand Up in the Park’ in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. You may have heard of Nazanin. It has now been over 800 days since Nazanin was arrested at a Tehran airport after a family…

Four Candles Vigil

TWO YEARS OF CAPTIVITY It has now been over 800 days since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at a Tehran airport after a family visit to Iran with her infant daughter Gabriella. Detained for over five months, initially in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer, Nazanin was eventually sentenced to five years in prison in…

Stand Up in the Park

It’s here! Cardiff Amnesty have unveiled their new poster for Stand Up in the Park 2018. At a meeting on Monday evening the Cardiff Amnesty International group were busy planning their summer campaign in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter, Gabriella, who have been imprisoned in Iran for over two years. Cardiff Amnesty International…

Laughter is a kind of freedom

Cardiff Amnesty International and the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival are proud to announce STAND UP IN THE PARK in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Sunday 24th June 2018, 8.00pm (bar opens at 6.30pm) Part of the Open Air Theatre Festival in Sophia Gardens To book tickets click here   STAND UP IN THE PARK Join…

OMG! It’s the AGM

Members of the Cardiff Amnesty International Group attend this year’s National Conference and AGM held in Swansea. It was an inspiring event with fantastic speakers. It was also great way to meet activists from across the UK. Kate Allan, Director of Amnesty International UK, outlined some of the Human Rights challenges in the current global…

The End of Policing

Cardiff Amnesty International’s March event was held jointly with the University of South Wales. Alex Vitale, renowned Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, spoke about his new book, The End of Policing. The role of the police involves protecting the liberties of individuals but in order to undertake that task they often have to interfere with…