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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 August, 6-7.30pm
Manchester Central Library (in person)
We will be planning future actions & events as well as updating everyone on our current campaigns. All welcome!
ACOUSTIC AMNESTY 10TH ANNIVERSARY GIG -FRIDAY 8th September
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 [forevermanchester.com]
Friday, 8th September, 2023. Door time 7:00pm, Start time 7:30
At Sacred Trinity Church, Salford.
Get your tickets here [wegottickets.com].
CALLING ALL 18- 30 YEAR OLDS!
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!): https://contactmcr.com/events/human-rights-tattoo [contactmcr.com]
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 [amnesty.org.au] 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 email@example.com
Craftivism – Kathryn Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Europe/ Turkey Fatih Segmen - email@example.com
Human Rights in the UK Lancine Sacko - firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals at Risk (bi-monthly appeal writing drop ins) - Anne Walker email@example.com
Manchester Central Library, café area, 2-4pm 4th Saturdays September, November.
Israel's Apartheid Against Palestinians - Mike Reed firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ+ and Pride coordinator – Zoe Song email@example.com
Press freedom and Julian Assange – Lima Al-Iskalachi firstname.lastname@example.org
Refugees – Alison Wearden email@example.com
UAE – Kathryn Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester Group of Amnesty International
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