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…

Amnesty International Response to Chilcot Report

In response to today’s publication of the Iraq Inquiry, Sir John Chilcot’s much-awaited report on the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq war, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International said: “In the lead-up to the invasion, Amnesty International urged that the potentially grave consequences of military action be carefully assessed. And on the eve of…

Iran: Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

On Thursday evening a candlelight vigil outside the Senedd was held to highlight the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old British-Iranian charity worker. After a holiday visiting her family in Iran, she was detained on the 3rd April by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location and held in…

LISTEN: Neezo Dahan and Richard Eynon on Refugee Work

Leading up to our Special Panel Event on Refugees, Richard Eynon and Neezo Dahan were interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on their work. You can listen to the interview by following this link (interview starts at 56 minutes).

EVENT: Special Panel on Refugees

On Monday 13th June Amnesty Cardiff is hosting a special panel on refugees to discuss what we can do to help refugees in their search for safety. We are delighted to welcome a range of speakers to speak about what can de done locally or further afield to support refugees. The event will take place…

Public Statement on the Case of Des Warren

Amnesty International supports efforts by the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign to seek the disclosure of all government documents relevant to the case and calls on the Criminal Cases Review Commission to give serious consideration to referring the convictions of Des Warren and Ricky Tomlinson for appeal.   Dennis (Des) Warren (1937-2004), was a construction worker and…

Appeal on behalf of Asylum Justice Cardiff

The following post is on behalf of Asylum Justice Cardiff, and originally posted by WalesOnline; An emergency appeal is being launched by a Cardiff charity which provides legal aid to asylum seekers living in South Wales. Asylum Justice provides services to people living in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea who in danger of returning to their country of birth and facing war…