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…

When is an Arms Fair not an Arms Fair?

When it is a “procurement event for security related technology”. Cardiff Amnesty International lent its support to the campaign opposing the arms trade on Tuesday 27 March. Group members joined a large and lively crowd of fellow activists outside the Motorpoint Arena in opposition to the “Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability Exhibition” being held…

Nazanin’s Story

This February Cardiff Amnesty International joined members of the Ratcliffe family supporting a performance of ‘Nazanin’s Story’ at Chapter Arts Centre. The play highlighted the ongoing plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter, Gabriella, who have been imprisoned in Iran since April 2016. Nazanin was returning to the UK on the 3rd April after a…

Amnesty Greeting Card Campaign

On Monday 12th December the Cardiff Amnesty group held its annual “Greetings Card Campaign” meeting at Chapter Arts Centre. At this time of year we write to those 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 invaluable. This…

Swansea Stand As One Rally

On Saturday 17th September Amnesty Cardiff took part in the Stand As One Rally in Swansea’s Castle Square to show our support for refugees and Asylum Seekers. The event was a great success, with hundreds attending the event and speeches from a number of local politicians, activists, and refugees. You can read more about the…