Minutes of the Medway Amnesty Group 12th November 2012

Present:  Mary Smith, Rosemary Osgood, Ted Wilcox, Duncan Mcguffog, Annie Skelton, Carol Gravestock

Apologies: None

Correspondence:  Rosemary outlined changes taking place and subsequent action at Amnesty UK date for an EDM not yet finalised  - all information is on the Amnesty International website, Rosemary has paper copies for those not on the internet

Response from Morrison’s superstore in Strood - date agreed Sunday 3rd of February 2013. This is to promote the group, sign petitions etc.

Reminder that Indonesian President is visiting Uk and demonstration planned for 22nd November 9.30 for 10am in London

Treasurer’s Report & Fundraising

Nothing to report

Mary reported that £ 48.78 had been raised at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church from sale of Amnesty Christmas Goods  – attended by Rosemary & Mary

Dickins Festival 1st December

Discussion on who was able to help out on the day – in the Rochester Cathedral Crypt  - Annie & Duncan offered to help on the day – many thanks for that.  General Amnesty information plus Write for Rights information and cards to be handed out.

Report on Country Wide Action Groups

Nothing to report

Poverty & Human Rights Campaign

No actions at this time

Report on Death Penalty Actions

Mary had nothing to report 

Report on Action File


Action on AIUK

This concerned the proposed Justice & Security Bill.   – Members to write to their local MP’s outlining their concerns as set out in the Amnesty Briefing.


Any other Business

Group Campaign Update – this covered Afghanistan & Women’s Rights, Pakistan & Women’s Rights, Egypt & Women’s Rights, Letter to Pakistan Government on Women’s Human Rights Defenders – this concerned the shooting of Malala Yusufzai

Write for Rights - it was agreed to hold a card writing night on behalf of Prisoners of Conscience at Mary Smith’s house on December 13th this is 28 Arthur Road Rainham - hope to see some of you there. From 7.30pm  - please phone 01634 711637 if you need further details.

Date of Next Meeting December 10th at 8pm Friends Meeting House






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