Stand Up to Injustice

Cardiff Amnesty were joined by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard, on his first trip to Wales after ending a 15 day hunger strike outside the Iranian Embassy. Richard was in Cardiff for a third night of stand up comedy in support of Nazanin and their daughter Gabriella.The event on Sunday 7th July was a huge success…

It’s here! Stand Up 2019!

It’s here! Cardiff Amnesty have unveiled their new poster for ‘Stand Up in the Park 2019’ in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Cardiff Amnesty and Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival have joined forces once again to hold a third night of Stand Up to highlight the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. An evening of comedy in support…

Cake, Knitting … and Human Rights

It was a celebration of crafting and human rights as knitters from across south Wales gathered to cast on, sew and raise awareness of the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. In the week that the foreign office warned British-Iranians against travelling to Iran, the injustice of Nazanin’s position was brought home to everyone. A minute’s silence…

Refugees Welcome

Cardiff Amnesty warmly invites you to a joint evening hosted with our friends from Welsh National Opera and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs on Wednesday 5th June at 7.00pm. Sadly we live in a world where people have no option but to flee their homes and countries – and rely on the kindness of…

Nazanin’s Chain of Care

The group is riding high after winning Amnesty International’s 2019 UK Human Rights Award for ‘outstanding and selfless service to dignity, liberty, and justice’. We owe all our supporters a very BIG thank you. Well done Cardiff! Knit for Naz Our campaigning over the last three years for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was commended…

Amnesty ROCKS!

Who says Cardiff Amnesty can’t rock? On Wednesday 27th March Amnesty activists jumped into the Tramshed mosh pit in support of IDLES. It was a night to remember! Idles recently released their second album to critical acclaim, their songs covering themes that align with Amnesty International’s campaigns; refugee rights, anti-racism and feminism amongst much else….

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…