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Can you help us on 16th July at Norwich Peace Camp?
We will have a stand at the Norwich Peace Camp on Saturday 16th July, at The Forum in Norwich.

The event is from 9am to 4pm, with lots of stalls and fun events.

Can you help at our stall?
We have spots for help throughout the day, 9am to 4pm, so if you could spare an hour or so to help on our stall we would be most grateful.

Please do get in touch letting us know what time is suitable for you via: peacecamp.help@norwichamnesty.org.uk
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Israel Apartheid Week
You are invited to a number of events in the coming weeks in Norwich. All of the events take place upstairs in the Union building at the UEA

Tuesday 23rd February
'The Illegality of the Occupation' - A talk by Salma Karmi-Ayyoub
6.30pm
Bookable Room 1
Upstairs in the Union building at UEA

Thursday 25th February
'The realities of Israel-Palestine on the ground' - A talk by Ben White
6.30pm
Bookable Room 1
Upstairs in the Union building at UEA

Friday 26th February
'The Gatekeepers' Film Screening
6.30pm
Bookable Room 5
Upstairs in the Union building at UEA

Tuesday 1st March
'Isreal and Palestine - The realities of the conflict and why we must end it'
- A talk by Naomi Wayne, Jews For Justice For Palestinians
6.30pm
Bookable Room 1
Upstairs in the Union building at UEA

You can read more about Israel Apartheid Week online at http://apartheidweek.org/
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Blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been summoned to return to prison to resume serving his 13-year sentence though he is critically ill and doctors have advised against stopping his specialized medical care. He has been on medical leave since mid-June 2015. If he returns to jail, he will be a prisoner of conscience.

Please help with this campaign.

http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigns/ailing-blogger-told-to-return-to-prison/
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Between 10:00am and 3:30pm people can drop in and write a letter to governments around the world in support of the campaign appeal cases whose rights are being denied or abused.

Write for Rights gives us the opportunity to send a personal message to one or more of the individuals and communities that feature in this year’s Write for Rights campaign.
 
From Burma to the USA, there are people around the world who've suffered human rights abuses that need your help
Send them a message and let them know they haven’t been forgotten.

Each one makes it harder for a president or police chief to ignore our appeals, we have helped thousands of prisoners of conscience claim their freedom.
 
Please do tell your friends and family, everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Help at the Event
If you have some free time during our Write for Rights event it would be wonderful if you could help out. If you can help us, please email David Yates at write4rights@norwichamnesty.org.uk

Put up a poster
To help us promote the event you could put up a poster and help us get as many people to the event as possible
http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/Write-for-Rights-2015-Poster

Can't make the event?
If you are not able to make it on the day, you can still take part, either at our December monthly Meeting on Wednesday 16th or online at http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/Write-for-Rights-2015

Venue:
Library Room,
Anteros Arts,
11-15 Fye Bridge Street,
Norwich
NR3 1LJ
(at the end of Magdalen Street next to the King of Hearts Cafe)
Date: Saturday 12th December
Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm.
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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday October 21st.

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

AOB
Campaigns
- Monthly Action
- - Matsumoto Kenji (Japan)
- - Ali al-Nimr (Saudi Arabia)
- Wang Yu (Chinese HR worker)
- Shaker Aamer
- Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan
- Asylum Seekers
- Human Rights Act
AIUK News
- Strategic Goals
- Consultation Document
Short Paper
- Philip Wilson – some thoughts on the current situation in Turkey
Events
- Rocky Horror Show
- Meeting with Clive Lewis MP
- Write for Rights
- Christmas Cards
- Sponsored Walk
- Joint Meeting with UEA
AOB
Next meeting is November 18th 2015
October 2015 Open Meeting
Wed, October 21, 2015, 7:30 PM GMT+1
Charing Cross Centre

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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday September 16th.

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting
Matters arising - letter to Liberty & AIUK re. Shaker Aamer
AOB
Campaigns
 - Monthly Action – Meenakshi Kumari (DC)
 - Stop Torture (DF)
 - Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan (DF)
 - Shaker Aamer (DH)
 - Asylum Seekers
 - HRA
AI News
 - Constitution Consultation Document
Speaker: Sue Mead:  Magna Carta
Events
 - PSC meeting – Film: On the Side of the Road
 - Edward Snowden Stall
 - Rocky Horror Show (Sept. 17th, Cinema City.)
 - Meeting with Clive Lewis MP
 - Sponsored Walk
 - Write for Rights
 - Christmas Card Sales
AOB
Next meeting is October 21st 2015
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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday May 18th.

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

* Welcome and apologies
* Minutes of last meeting
* Matters arising
* AOB
* Campaigns
* - Atena Farghadani
* - Monthly Action (JK)
* - Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan (DF)
* - Refugee crisis (Letter from Norfolk County Council, Letter to new Chairman, UN initiative) (DH)
* - The HRA (update)
* - The death penalty worldwide (AIUK report) (DH)
* Events
* - Street Collection (NL)
* - “Born to be Free” – UNA talk by Mark Little May 20th FMH
* - Amnestea (Martineau Hall 3pm May 28th) (LH)
* - “Is Prostitution a Choice?” Diss Group talk June 20th
* - Sponsored Walk (June 25th) DY
* - Peace Camp (July 16th) (DY)
* - Pride Day (DY)
* - Conscientious Objectors Exhibition at Friends’ Meeting House (May 15th - 29th)
* AOB
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There are many human rights that are routinely denied to women and girls because of their gender. This day will focus on many women’s human rights issues, and especially on how we can make a difference together.

Saturday 6th February
Jesus Lane Friends’ Meeting House, Cambridge

Organised by: Amnesty Cambridge

All are welcome to attend and to contribute

Keynote speaker
Azza Soliman
Women’s human rights defender and co-founder of the Center for Egyptian’s Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA)

Workshops
Artist Hilary Cox Condron will lead on an all-day-drop-in workshop in making a “My Body My Rights” Banner, which will be used in Cambridge in the coming months.

Three other workshop take place in the morning:

Amnesty’s “My Body My Rights” campaign
Women in Politics
Everyday feminism
Panel discussion
Campaigning for Women on the Move

Call to Action & stalls
During the day there will be opportunities to sign letters and petitions

Conference programme
Between 9.45am – 4.30pm

Venue
Jesus Lane Friends’ Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge UK CB5 8BA

Registration
Costs are £7 for the whole day with lunch
and
£3 for either the morning or the afternoon without lunch

Register at: https://form.jotformeu.com/60061311388347

If you would like to attend, but do not have PayPal and thus cannot pay the registration fees, please e-mail the organisers, Amnesty Cambridge on amnestycambridgecity@gmail.com .

Venue & getting there
Jesus Lane Friends’ Meeting House ,12 Jesus Lane Cambridge UK CB5 8BA

Getting to the Meeting House

The Meeting house is at the corner of Jesus Lane and Park Street near the city centre (next to the ADC Theatre).

Cycle: There is a large cycle park immediately outside the Meeting House.

Bus: Many city and country routes pass near the Meeting House. Drummer Street bus station is within ten minutes’ walk.

Car: Park Street car park is within two minutes’ walk. Approach via Jesus Lane only. Charges for Saturday for over 5 hours are however £24. More details here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/content/park-street-car-park

Park & Ride bus service, from either Madingley Road or Newmarket Road, stops in Bridge Street, within five minutes’ walk. Parking is £1 and the return fare is £2.70. Further details here: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20149/park_and_ride

Blue Badge holders: Approach via Jesus Lane only and park in the designated bay opposite 6—11 Jesus Lane.

Further information and Registration
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/cambridge/regional-amnesty-international-conference-womens-rights

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Norwich Amnesty January Open Monthly meeting

We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday January 20th.
This promises to be an excellent meeting.
The refugee crisis is worsening by the day as the weather deteriorates, and we are privileged to have an expert who has researched this subject to speak to us. If you have not been to a meeting for a while, now would be a very good time to rejoin us.
You will be very welcome.
with best wishes for 2016
David Huband (Chair)

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:
* Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising.
* AOB
* Campaigns
* - Monthly Action - CHRN action Brazil (JK)
* - Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan (DF)
* - Guantanamo (DH)
* - Online petitions - UK sales to Saudi-Arabia, Ashraf Fayadh, Refugees to UK
* Speaker
* - Alexandria Innes (UEA): Mediterranean migration: myths and crises
* Events
* - PGCE Day at UEA (DF/SM)
* - Poetry evening for Ashraf Fayadh
* - Octagon Service
* - Regional Conference (Cambridge, Feb. 6th.)
* - Street Collection (May 7th.)
* - Fundraising Events - Quiz Night, Sponsored Walk (DY)
* AOB
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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday December 16th, we will writing Greetings Cards and letters, sustained by mulled wine and mince pies. 

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

 - Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising.
 - AOB
 - Campaigns
 -  - Monthly Action – Burkino Faso (JK)
 -  - Stop Torture (DF)
 -  - Shaker Aamer & Guantanamo Bay
 -  - Human Rights Act
 - AIUK News
 -  - The Niger Delta
 - Events
 -  - School visits (DH)
 -  - Meeting with Clive Lewis MP
 -  - Write for Rights Event (DY)
 -  - Octagon Service January 17th. (LH)
 - AOB

As usual at the December meeting, we will spend the rest of the meeting writing Greetings Cards and letters, sustained by mulled wine and mince pies. 

Next meeting is January 20th 2015
December 2015 Open Meeting
Wed, December 16, 2015, 7:30 PM GMT
Charing Cross Centre

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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday November 18th.
Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

* Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising. (Letter to David Cameron)
* AOB
* Campaigns
 * - Monthly Action
 * - Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan
 * - Shaker Aamer
 * - The HRA
* Speaker
 * - Marguerite Philips, Sanctuary Norfolk. (Campaigning for 50 refugees to be settled in Norfolk)
* International News
 * - The Niger Delta 
* Events
 * - Meeting with Clive Lewis MP
 * - Write for Rights
 * - Christmas cards
 * - Quiz
 * - Sponsored walk
* AOB
Next meeting is December 16th 2015
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In aid of the work of the Freedom from Torture Charity this Quiz Evening will take place on

Friday 27th November
at
Trinity United Reformed Church Hall
NR2 2PA
(City end of Unthank Road)

Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

Teams can be between 6 and 8 members per table

There is a prize for the Top Team

Also Raffle and Heads n’ Tails

Tickets are priced at £10 per person and need to be purchased in advanced by calling 01603 615875.

Each table will receive a Cheese platter to share with bread, cheese, fruit and pickles
(If you have any Dairy Free or Gluten Free requirements please tell us when booking your ticket)

Fair-trade wine and Fat Cat beer will be on sale

Parking
There is no parking at the Church.
You can park on Earlham Road bus lane.
The Forum and St Giles Car parks are about 7 minutes walk.

Buses
The number 25 stops on Unthank Road
The number 25A stops on Earlham Road
Freedom from Torture Charity Quiz and Cheese Evening
Fri, November 27, 2015, 2:15 PM
Trinity United Reformed Church Hall, Norwich NR2 2PA

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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