Talk Thursday 22nd January on campaigning to stop torture in Uzbekistan
Join the Cambridge City group this Thursday 22nd January as Chloe Tennant, Amnesty's volunteer country co-ordinator for Central Asia, will give atalk about Amnesty's Stop Torture campaign, in particular with regards to Uzbekistan. The talk will start at 7:30pm (note: new time!!) at the Jesus Lane Friend's Meeting House.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian states have struggled with state building and creating a strong and stable culture of democracy and human rights. Tajikistan remains one of the most closed countries in the world. All the Central Asian countries have an appalling human rights record, and Uzbekistan is the recent focus of Amnesty's Stop Torture campaign due to the endemic practice in police and military forces. Human rights defenders continue to fear for their lives and are suppressed for the most part. Chloe will discuss some of the active case files in the region and explain Amnesty's campaign and how activists in the UK can make a difference. More details about the talk can be found here.
The talk by Chloe will be followed (around 8:45pm) by the Cambridge City group's campaign meeting. Actions for the several campaigns that the Cambridge City Group is involved in will be discussed and there will be letters for signing.
Also, this Saturday morning 24th January do come to the group's campaigning and fundraising stall on Market Square in front of the Guildhall, more details here. There will be petitions for signing and second hand books on sale.
For details of all Amnesty International Cambridge City Group's events, please click here.
For more information or to join the Cambridge City Group's Stop Torture campaign group, please e-mail Sue Woodsford on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Amnesty's Stop Torture campaign, click here.