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Weekly Action and News 07/07/2023

Manchester Amnesty Weekly Action and News


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The Israeli offensive that took place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories last week resulted in death, injuries and devastation. Health workers and paramedics attempting to go to the aid of the injured find themselves under attack. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, in the first five months of 2023, there were 149 violations against its medical teams. Please write to your MP to demand that the UK government acts urgently to protect Palestinian healthcare workers and civilians in the OPT. Medical Aid for Palestine have provided a template letter for you to use or amend, at the link below




The next Manchester Amnesty Local Group Meeting will be online, Monday 10th July at 7pm. As we prepare for Manchester Pride in August, we will hear from Drahoslava Machova, a historian and activist originally from Moravian Wallachia, who works in Community Development at BHA Equality. Drahoslava’s talk will focus on the narratives around the development of LGBTQ+ rights in Eastern and Western Europe, and will include personal observations.

As usual, there will also be the opportunity to catch up on all of our campaigns. Everyone is welcome, including new members. Look out for an email with the zoom link.



Members may be interested in joining a

Campaign Update on the Illegal Migration bill by Refugee Action,

online at 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th July

You can register here



At our Manchester-Liverpool Amnesty COP28/UAE-focused stall on 16th July at the Arab Arts festival’s Family day in Sefton Park, Liverpool, we will offer block printing of slogans and designs on to pre-loved tee-shirts to raise awareness about climate rights and human rights.


We also hope to show our exhibition about violations of the human rights of Palestinian children.


For more information or if you want to go, please contact Kathryn Fletcher,






10 years on from Acoustic Amnesty’s first gig, we are delighted to announce this celebration, which will include some of the performers who were at that very first gig. Over the course of 22 events with 67 different performers, Acoustic Amnesty has raised over £7500 for Amnesty and other charities. Proceeds from the anniversary gig will go to Amnesty and the charity Forever Manchester, which supports Manchester community groups.

Friday, 8th September, 2023. Door time 7:00pm, Start time 7:30

At Sacred Trinity Church, Salford.

Get your tickets here.

WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | Acoustic Amnesty 10th anniversary gig



Good news


Thailand - On June 28, 2023, a court acquitted a student and five activists who, in 2020, had tried to prevent the passage of the royal procession. They risked 16 years to the death penalty for the crime of "damage to the freedom of the queen, heirs and regency".


United Kingdom - On 29 June 2023, the UK Court of Appeal ruled that the government cannot proceed with the plan for the forced relocation of asylum seekers to Rwanda, which was not deemed a safe place. The government is planning to appeal against this ruling.


Syria - On 29 June 2023, the United Nations General Assembly approved the establishment of an impartial and independent mechanism to investigate the fate of at least 100,000 people who have disappeared, mostly at the hands of government forces, during the 2011 uprising and the internal conflict that began in 2012.


Manchester Amnesty issue and campaign coordinators

Anti-racism –Hazel Errey

Craftivism – Kathryn Fletcher Kathryn wishes to step down as craftivism coordinator so if you would like to take on this role, please let her know.

Europe/ Turkey Fatih Segmen  -

Human Rights in the UK Lancine Sacko  -

Individuals at Risk (bi-monthly appeal writing drop ins) - Anne Walker

Manchester Central Library, café area, 2-4pm 4th Saturdays July, September, November.

Israel's Apartheid Against Palestinians  - Mike Reed

LGBTQ+ and Pride coordinator – Zoe Song

Press freedom and Julian Assange – Lima Al-Iskalachi

Refugees – Alison Wearden

UAE – Kathryn Fletcher


Alison Wearden 

Communications Secretary 

Manchester Group of Amnesty International 

Please contact me with items for our Weekly Action and News email, or with ideas for longer articles for the quarterly Manchester Amnesty Group Bulletin.

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