Conversation with the Author: The Optician of Lampedusa

This October, Cardiff Amnesty is pleased to partner with Cardiff University BookTalk for their first event of the academic year.

The Cardiff Amnesty Human Rights Book Club is delighted to be hosting another joint event with Cardiff University BookTalk.

Mehran Raoof given 10-year prison sentence in Iran

As many of you will be aware, Iran has been on a vicious campaign of arbitrarily detaining dual national citizens for a number of years. Many detained are initially arrested on massively trumped up charges, which often have no real legal basis. The treatment that prisoners then face has come under global scrutiny and has regularly been found to amount to torture. 

Our next book: Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat

We are now up to our fifth book since the Cardiff Amnesty Human Rights Book Club began and we continue to cover a range of thought-provoking material. Our last read, I Didn’t Do It For You by Michela Wrong, focused on the long and complex history of the country of Eritrea. This book provided an…

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…

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…