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Weekly Action and News 23/09/2022

Manchester Amnesty Weekly Action and News 


Please do this action and make a difference 

As many of you will know, we have been working on the case of Dr Mohamed Al-Roken for several years now. Dr Al-Roken was imprisoned in 2012 solely for his peaceful work defending human rights. He should have been released from prison this July, but is still detained. Our weekly action this week, which we will also do as a group action tomorrow at our bi-monthly appeal writing drop in session (see below), is to send a message to the UAE embassy asking for Dr Al-Roken’s release. To draw attention to our messages, we are sending them on postcards made in the shape of a key. Full instructions for making the key, suggested messages for you to write, and the embassy address are on the pdf which is attached to this weekly action email. Please post your key as soon as possible after 26th September, and definitely by 10th October.



Appeal Writing Drop-In

Saturday 24th September 2-4pm

Central Library

 Our regular appeal writing get-together will take place near the café in Central Library tomorrow. Case details will be provided with pens and paper for letters.

Bring along a device for emails/tweets.

In addition to current urgent action cases, we will be doing this week’s action as a group activity - making key postcards to send to the UAE embassy calling for the release of prisoner of conscience, Mohammed al-Roken.

Come along when you can and get stuck in! 


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#amnestymanc Human Rights Walk

8th October, 1.15 for 1.30pm.


Please advertise far and wide!


Led by our member Steve Roman, the walk is fully accessible and will last about 2 hours.


Don’t forget to buy yourself a ticket too, at the link belowwhere you can also read more about the walk.


We have sent a pdf copy of the flyer to our mailing list.


Please sign up and we look forward to seeing you there.


Asylum seekers and mental health

The Syrian refugee support group Rethink Rebuild Society are organising a book launch and panel discussion on 'seeking asylum and mental health’. The event, on Thursday 6 October at 6.30pm at Discovery House in Levenshulme, is for anyone with an interest in the wellbeing and welfare of asylum seekers and refugees. The event is free but donations would be welcome. The link to register and share is: or see the

Facebook event page.