About this group
Welcome to the Banbury Area Group of Amnesty International. We are ordinary people standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness and truth are denied.
We have regular meetings, hold awareness and fundraising events and host letter writing camapigns.
If you live in or around Banbury or the North Oxfordshire villages contact us for more information.
Our main ongoing work continues to be conducted through our monthly meetings, now held, during the current sitiuation online, on the Third Monday of each month (with the exception of August when there is no meeting).
At these meetings we deal with the our two Individuals at Risk cases involving the Angolan pastoralist communities and Yiliyasijiang Reheman, a Uyghur muslim who was deported from Egypt and has since disappeared. These typically include requests to write to foreign governments in connection with Amnesty campaigns or to enlist the support of our MPs, or UK Ministers in particular cases. We also discuss and plan our awareness and fund-raising events.