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The annual Street Collection is one of Norwich Amnesty’s main fundraising events, and important because not only does it raise money for Amnesty’s hugely valued work worldwide, but also reminds the public that we are active in the city.

Norwich Street Collection
on
Saturday 9th May 2015
between
10am - 4pm

We would be very grateful if you could give an hour of your time on Saturday May 9th to help.

If you can help, please contact Nicky Leach at street.collection@norwichamnesty.org.uk and let her know what time of day would suit you best.
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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday March 18th. 

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting

Matters Arising

AOB

Resolutions for AGM (Please notify Chair in advance of any)

Campaigns
 - Monthly Action (JK)
 - Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan (DF)
 - Shaker Aamer
   (n.b. the Shaker Aamer case will be debated in the House of Commons on the afternoon of March 17th. BBC Parliament will cover this live.)  

Reports
 - The UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) – letter from Andrew Tyrie MP and report from Reprieve.

AGM Business
 - Chair’s Report
 - Treasurer’s Report
 - Election of officers
   (These are at present Chair David Huband, Treasurer David Ford, Minutes Secretary – Sue Mead. Committee members- David Bissonnet, Roz Cadwallader, Jonathan Cox, Joanna Kinnaird, Tom Read, Philip Wilson, David Yates )
 - Resolutions (if any) 
 - Year Plan (DY)

Events
 - Stop Torture/Shaker Aamer Stall
 - UNA Meeting (Friday March. 20th.)
 - Amnesty E.A. Regional Conference (Saturday March 28th.)
 - Election Hustings (April 22nd., FMH)
 - Quiz and Dips

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Mohammed al-Roken defended the UAE 5 in 2011, five men accused of ‘publicly insulting’ the authorities. The UAE 5 were a key case for Amnesty in 2011, emblematic of a crackdown against criticism. Between Mohammed’s legal work and our campaigning, their sentences were commuted by UAE’s president.

Fast-forward three years and its al-Roken behind bars, given a 10-year prison sentence for ‘attempting to overthrow the government’.
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Our Next Meeting is Wednesday 15th October

Agenda

Minutes of last meeting
AOB
News
 - Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
 - Arms Trade Treaty
 - Emily Ford
Campaigns
 - Monthly Action (RC)
 - Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan
 - Shaker Aamer
Events
 - Appleyards Gig
 - Litcham School Visit
 - Shaker Aamer Demo. Oct. 22nd.
 - School Speaker Training Nov. 25th.
 - Mark Thomas
 - Christmas Cards
Issues
 - Human Rights Act
 - AI Strategic Goals
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Next meeting is November 19th

For more information checkout http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/ 
October 2014 Month Meeting
Wed, October 15, 2014, 7:30 PM GMT+1
Charing Cross Centre

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Wednesday 17th September Open Meeting
- including special guest speaker: Perico Rodriguez

///Agenda\\\

Minutes of last meeting

AOB

Helen Bamber

Speaker
- Perico Rodriguez, (Freedom from Torture)
 Perico Rodriguez was imprisoned and tortured in Argentina after the military coup by General Jorge Videla ousted Isabel Perón in 1976. After three years he was released and came to London where he was helped by Helen Bamber, the founder of the Medical Foundation which later became FfT. We are privileged to have the opportunity to him speak, and delighted to welcome local members of FfT to this joint meeting with them.

Campaigns
 - Ali Arass (JK)
 - Monthly Action 
 - Uzbekistan/Tajikistan (DF)
 - Shaker Aamer (DH)

Events
 - Appleyards Gig – September 25th, 7:30pm
 - FfT Murder Mystery, October 3rd, 7pm
 - UNA Cuba Friday 19th September

AOB

You can read more about our monthly meetings at http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/

You can read more about Perico Rodriguez at 
http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/2014/09/guest-speaker-perico-rodriguez-former-argentina-prisoner-september-meeting/
At our September monthly meeting on Wednesday 17th September we will have the pleasure of hearing from former Argentina prisoner, Perico Rodríguez. Perico Rodríguez was imprisoned and repeatedly tortured for three years following the 1976 military coup in Argentina led by General Jorge Videla. He is 59 and now lives and works in London.
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At our June monthly meeting, as part of Refugee Week 2014, we have the great honour of showing the first half hour of the excellent film “Hora Chilena”, followed by a talk by Milly Iturra, the film co-creator.

"Hora Chilena (Chilean Time) tells the story of Chilean refugees who escaped the torture and death of the brutal 1973 coup in Chile, and came to live in exile in Britain. Through humour and warmth the community of Chileans who settled in Cambridge tell their stories of struggle, loss and adapting to a different culture, through which we learn the importance of empanadas and parties and the compassion of the British people who received them. Without the help of Amnesty International and other sympathetic groups many of these individuals would not be alive today."

You can view a trailer for the film on the website for the project at http://www.horachilena.co.uk/

We hope we can share this great opportunity with as many people as possible, so hope you will be able to make our meeting on 18th June, from 7:30pm at the Charing Cross Centre in Norwich.

As always our monthly meetings are Free and Open to all, so please do come along, and share with friends and relations this great opportunity to view an amazing film.
Showing of "Hora Chilena" film at June Monthly meeting
Wed, June 18, 2014, 2:30 PM
17-19 St John Maddermarket, Charing Cross Centre, Norwich, NR2 1DN

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Can you spare 1 hour this Saturday, 9th May, to help us raise funds in Norwich?

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help us on Saturday, but we could still do with some additional help, so please even if you can only spare 1 hour, your help will be grateful appreciated.

If you can help, please contact Nicky Leach at street.collection@norwichamnesty.org.uk and let her know what time of day would suit you best.
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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday 17th December.

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting; matters arising
AOB
Campaigns
- Monthly action Nov/Dec (JK)
- Children’s Action (JK)
- Financial support for Asylum Seekers (DH)
- Stop EU export of torture instruments (Online petition)
- Shaker Aamer (DH)
Reports
- The US Senate intelligence committee report on CIA torture and British complicity.
Events
- Carol Concert
- Regional Meeting March 28th 2015
- Write for Rights, Appleyards Sunday December 21st.
As usual at the December meeting we will be writing letters and greeting cards to POCs and others, helped by a little seasonal refreshment.
AOB
Next meeting is January 21st. 2015
December Open Monthly meeting
Wed, December 17, 2014, 7:30 PM GMT
Charing Cross Centre

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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday 19th November.

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting
AOB
News
   -  Letter from Afghan Embassy (Sue M)
   -  Arms Trade Treaty
   -  Hakamada Iwaio
Campaigns
   -  Monthly Action (JK)
   -  Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan (DF)
   -  Shaker Aamer (DH)
   -  Chelsea Manning, Torture Instruments (Petitions)
   -  Asylum Support (DH)
Reports
   -  Stop Torture (Skills Day), Pussy Riot Evening (DF)
   -  The Lobbying Act
   -  Repeal of HRA
   -  AIUK Governance
   -  Reconciliation (Short Paper)
Events
   -  Write for Rights , Mark Thomas event (DY, Tom)
   -  Carol Concert
   -  Green Party Christmas Fair
   -  Christmas Cards
AOB
Next meeting is December 17th

We do hope to see you on Wednesday but if you cannot attend the meeting but would like to take part in the group's Campaigning / Events, do please contact us.

http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/
November Open Meeting
Wed, November 19, 2014, 7:30 PM GMT
Charing Cross Centre

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Our July Monthly Meeting is this coming Wednesday 16th.

Agenda

Matters arising from last meeting
- TTIP (DF)
AOB
Campaigns
- Monthly Action (JK)
- Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan (DF)
- Guantanamo (DH)
- Syrian women refugees
Events
- Street Collection (NL)
- Peace Camp (DY)
- Pride Day Stall, July 26th. (DY)
Launch of Stop Torture Campaign (DF)
AOB
Next meeting

http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/
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Can you Help us with our Street Collection in Norwich City Centre on Saturday 5 July 2014 between 10am - 4pm.

The annual street collection is one of Norwich Amnesty's main fundraising events, and important because not only does it raise money for Amnesty's hugely valued work worldwide, but also reminds the public that we are active in the city. 

We would be very grateful if you could give an hour of your time on Saturday July 5th to help. 

If you can help, please contact Nicky Leach at street.collection@norwichamnesty.org.uk and let her know what time of day would suit you best.

Thank you
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Introduction

We are ordinary people from around the Norwich (UK) and districts, standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

As one of the many local Amnesty International groups in the UK we:

  • support the overall aims of Amnesty International

  • stimulate local interest in human rights issues

  • take action to support prisoners of conscience

The group meets in the Charing Cross Centre, Norwich, every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm