Our next book: The Power of Privilege by June Sarpong

At the last meeting of the book club we focussed on The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. This was the first fiction book we had read and covered everything from class to identity. It also divided opinion among the group which led to some lively conversation.  We are now approaching the fourth meeting of the…

Anoosheh’s Fourth Birthday Spent in Prison

Today is Anoosheh Ahoori’s 67th birthday. It is the fourth birthday he has spent imprisoned in Iran despite being innocent of all charges. Anoosheh was visiting family in Iran in August 2017, something he had done regularly for many years. On the 13th August he was abducted by the Iranian authorities and has been detained…

Cardiff Amnesty’s Choice for AIUK Elections

The Cardiff Amnesty International Group are delighted to nominate Dr Owen Collins to stand for election to the Board of Amnesty International UK. Owen, as many of you will know, is a committed campaigner who has been the driving force behind one of the most active Amnesty groups in Wales. Over the last decade, he…

Forgotten Behind Bars: New AIUK report and a call to action

As you will likely be aware, the Cardiff AIUK group have been campaigning on the issue of the use of excessive cellular confinement in UK prisons for a number of months. Our own, Dr Dennis Eady, spoke on the concerns of the group at the recent AIUK Wales Conference, Activism in Action, and included a…

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…