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…

An end to excessive cellular confinement in UK prisons

Cardiff Group AGM Motion: Update for Groups and Members We urge all groups and members to vote in favour of the motion proposed by the Cardiff Group, which is to be debated at the video conference on 19th September. The motion is as follows: AGM Motion This AGM instructs Amnesty UK to campaign to end…

Justice for George Floyd

Members of the Cardiff Amnesty International group were horrified by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on the 25th May. George Floyd died following his arrest in which he was held down by three police officers, including one kneeling directly on his neck. George called out, “I can’t breathe”, several times but in spite…

COVID-19 and Human Rights in Iran

Cardiff Amnesty International are delighted to invite you to a free webinar taking place on Monday 8th June at 7.30pm. COVID-19 and Human Rights in Iran Linked to Cardiff Amnesty’s ongoing campaign for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the webinar will explore the human rights situation in Iran. This wide-ranging talk will focus on the…