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Weekly Action and News 11/08/2023

Manchester Amnesty Weekly Action and News


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ARGENTINA:  Human Rights Lawyer detained for protesting


Alberto Nallar, human rights lawyer who played a very active role in the protests in the Jujuy Province that began on 15th June, was detained on 13thJuly and charged with the crime of sedition. Since 14th July, Alberto Nallar has been under house arrest.


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Guaranteed fun day out- and we usually get good weather!

Manchester Pride Parade – Saturday 26th August

More volunteers needed to join Manchester Amnesty in the Manchester Pride Parade.

Show your solidarity with LGBTQ+ people everywhere, especially in countries where gay and trans people are persecuted or don’t have their rights respected.

T shirts, placards etc. will be provided.  

All welcome – you don’t have to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community.


Please contact Zoe Wong for further details:


 Come & help to make Amnesty banner/placards for the Pride Parade: Manchester Art Gallery

Sunday 13th August, 1.30-3.30pm

Materials & help provided! All welcome!



Next Manchester Amnesty Group meeting:  Monday 14th August6-7.30pm

Manchester Central Library (in person)


We will be planning future actions & events as well as updating everyone on our current campaigns.  All welcome!





10 years on from Acoustic Amnesty’s first gig, we welcome back some of the performers who were at that very first gig. Proceeds will go to Amnesty and the charity Forever Manchester []

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 []






An international art project is visiting Manchester where 30 people will be tattooed with one letter of the UN Declaration of Human Rights!  Read more about it & apply to take part here (sadly, only 18-30 year olds are eligible!): []



Good news


Rights of Migrants, asylum seekers & refugees: On 28th July 2023, the UN Committee on Torture urged Spain to swiftly & impartially investigate possible culpability of its security forces for the deaths of at least 37 people and the wounding of 200 others while attempting to cross the border between Melilla and Morocco in June 2022.

LGBTQ+ rights: Iranian activist Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani [] was sentenced to death in 2022 for supporting LGBTI rights. Amnesty supporters called on Iranian authorities to release her, and she was finally freed after serving more than a year behind bars.



Manchester Amnesty issue and campaign coordinators

Anti-racism –Hazel Errey

Craftivism – Kathryn Fletcher 

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 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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