Short Story: Locked Up in a UK Prison

by Nadine Salter I used to report on the weather. I loved it: the exhilaration of live TV, the creation of a story on what was happening outside. But now they’ve locked me up. I haven’t seen the Outside for six days. If I had to write a weather report on prison, it would go…

Love is a Human Right

Cardiff Amnesty joined a large crowd outside the steps of the National Museum in Cardiff on Sunday 6th February as part of a vigil to mark the life of Dr Gary Jenkins. The vigil included a minute’s silence, and gave people a chance to share their memories of the late Dr Jenkins. Members of the…

Diary: Prisoner in a Pandemic

One of the prisoners which Cardiff University’s Innocence Project has been working with has kindly agreed to share excerpts from his personal journal which he has kept throughout the pandemic. These entries truly show the cruelty of excessive cellular confinement and the impact that this practice has on the wellbeing of prisoners. 10th August 2020:…

UK: Inhumane Treatment of Elderly Prisoners

Cardiff Amnesty is working with activists from around the UK to raise awareness of the inhumane use of confinement-in-cell across the network of Her Majesty’s Prisons and Young Offender Institutes (YOIs). We continue to call for the UK Government to end this practice that an Amnesty report has stated ‘could amount to a breach of…

#HomeForChristmas

This December, Cardiff Amnesty have partnered with other local Amnesty groups and individuals from across the UK to act as one voice in calling for all unjustly detained dual nationals to be Home For Christmas. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori are among those who have faced a sham trial and wrongful imprisonment in Iran due…

Day 18: Hungry for Justice

Richard Ratcliffe is now 18 days into his hunger strike outside of the Foreign Office in a brave move to bring attention to government inaction to free his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, from prison in Iran. Nazanin has been unjustly detained in Tehran, Iran since 2016. She was initially given a 5 year prison sentence on…