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We will have a stall once again at 2015's Norwich Pride.

It is a great day with lots going on, so do please stop by, we always have campaigns you can take part in.

10am onwards Stalls at The Forum, Millennium Plain

10:30am Pride Opening Ceremony at The Forum

12 noon Entertainment and picnic at Chapelfield Gardens

1:30pm Costume Competition Judging

2pm The Parade

3 – 5pm Pride Show on Millennium Plain

You read more about what is going on the day and leading up to it at http://www.norwichpride.org.uk/
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This September, the world’s weapons industry plans to arrive in London for a huge arms fair: Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI). The results of DSEI are felt around the world as people are killed, economies are devastated, refugees are traumatised and peaceful protest is crushed.

This has to stop, and together we can stop it. If you're interested in taking action against the DSEI arms fair in London in September come along meet up with other local people to share ideas, find out more about what goes on at DSEI, and what actions to stop it are planned so far.

* Find out more about what goes on at the world's largest arms fair and what actions to stop it are planned so far
* Watch a screening of ‘Arms Trade on Trial’ - a brand new short film that follows the remarkable campaign against the UK arms trade fought by a small group of people who met under a lorry.
* Join a discussion led by activists from Campaign Against the Arms Trade and Arms dealers on trial.

Let us know you're coming! We've got limited space on the day, so please RSVP to kat@caat.org.uk to let us know you'll be joining us.
Help us Stop the Arms Fair!
Sat, July 18, 9:00 AM
Norwich Friends Meeting House, Committee Room, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW

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Amnesty International Campaign Against Torture

The UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is on Friday 26th June

To mark this day the Norwich Group is joining other Amnesty Groups in a Global Day of Action and holding a Silent Vigil on Saturday June 27th between 12noon and 1pm in the area of Hay Hill and Gentlemans Walk in Norwich.

We invite you to join us for the hour long action.

We will assemble opposite the Forum adjacent to the fence of St Peter Mancroft Church at 11.45am and then walk to Hay Hill.

All materials will be provided.

Please note that this action is on Saturday as we are more likely to get additional support at the weekend.

We would be pleased to hear from you if you are able to attend. Let us know via info@norwichamnesty.org.uk
Global Day of Action - holding a Silent Vigil in Norwich
Sat, June 27, 6:45 AM
Hay Hill and Gentlemans Walk in Norwich

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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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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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Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting
AOB
Campaigns
 * Monthly Action (JK)
 * Atena Farghadani (RC)
 * Shaker Aamer (JM, DH) Group Photo, Letters
 * Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan (DF)
 * Asylum Seekers - letters to MPs
 * Christen Williams (FGM)
 * International News
 * Gaza one year on (short paper)
Events
 * CAAT workshop Saturday July 18th. FMH contact kat@caat.org.uk
 * Pride Day July 25th
 * UEA/AI meetings
 * School Visits 
 * StopTorture Vigil
AOB

Next meeting is August 19th 2015
July Open Meeting
Wed, July 15, 7:30 PM GMT+1
Charing Cross Centre

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Amnesty UK Norwich Group held an hour vigil in the city centre on Saturday June 27th
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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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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 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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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
AOB
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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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