AI Portobello and activities in 2012

Membership at January 2012    - active 11, non-active 3

Membership at January 2013    - active 12, non-actibe 3

Average numbers at meetings:  6

Fundraising: Coffee Morning and Can Collection.

Letter-writing Group: 7 sessions and 79 letters written. 7 people participated. Average number:3.

AI Market Stall at local market: 5 stalls and 7 members participated.

Issues of Monthly Actions included: WOZA (Zimbabwe), South Arabia (Women's Roghts), Sri Lanka, Olympics Sponsorship, Japan (Death Penalty), Domestic Migrants, Justice and Security Bill, Asylum Seekers.

Other actions:

- Involment in Human Rights Festival (Edinburgh): involved in planning and welcoming visitors at the door on the day.

- Portobello Library display featuring forced evictions.

- Individuals at Risk. Support of Ferhat Gercek by sending cards and letters, with a high focus on his 5 years waiting on justice.

- Communication with politicians: On forced Removals of Asylum Seekers, Financial Support of Asylum Seekers, Drones, Justice and Security Bill, Arms Control Treaty.

- AMNESTY Cost and Priorities Programme; Group representation at Regional Meeting.

Greetings' Cards campaign: 4 members presented to 3 classes at the High School, Street Stall for Human Rights Day and Church Stall. Result: 153 cards sent to 3 cases suggested. 3 cards ro Ferhat Gercek. 10 appeals sent on behalf of these and other cases.

 

 

 

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