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…

Four Years of Captivity

The Cardiff Amnesty International Group has been campaigning for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe for the past four years. Our photographic mosaics are made up of just some of the hundreds of photos that we have taken over this time. Nazanin has been unjustly imprisoned in Iran since the 3rd April 2016. She was detained…

Lockdown: 23/7

We are all suffering the effects of being confined inside our homes at the moment, but imagine how much worse it would be if you were locked in a single room for 23 hours a day. The Cardiff Amnesty International group is campaigning to end excessive cellular confinement for UK prisoners. Amnesty International regularly calls…

Naz’s Chain Unites

Nazanin’s Chain Unites Us All Cardiff Amnesty has been overwhelmed by support for the Knit for Naz Campaign that was launched in March 2019. The project was designed to highlight the ongoing plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been imprisoned in Iran since the 3rd April 2016. Nazanin was returning to the UK after a…

Eritrea: Repression past and present

On Monday 9th December, the Cardiff Amnesty International group took part in the annual (and global!) action “Write for Rights”. Dozens of Cardiff Amnesty volunteers gathered at Chapter Arts Centre to send messages of solidarity and support to prisoners of conscience around the world. Hundreds of cards were written to be sent to human rights…

Write for Rights 2019

We are delighted to announce our annual Write for Rights evening taking place on Monday 9th December at 7.30pm in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Every year, we encourage you to write messages of support to people around the world who have suffered injustice. What could be better than posting a card or letter to just…

#LoveIsAHumanRight

Who says the protest song is dead? On Saturday 26th October Cardiff Amnesty headed to The Moon in support of the wonderful Grace Petrie. Grace recently released her sixth studio album, the outstanding ‘Queer as Folk’ to much critical acclaim. Her songs cover themes that align with many of Amnesty International’s campaigns: refugee rights, anti-racism,…

Amnesty Wales Conference

Amnesty Wales conference: speakers, workshops, action / Cynhadledd 1af Amnest Cymru: siaradwyr, gweithdai, gweithredu About this Event Wales: small nation; global human rights defender Cymru: gwlad fechan; amddiffynnwr hawliau dynol byd-eang We are pleased to announce Amnesty’s first Wales conference in the beautiful seaside town of Aberystwyth. The day will include excellent speakers and panel…

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…