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Sep 4 2023 4:15PM
Sutton Amnesty at the Carshalton EcoFair - 28 August 2023

The Carshalton EcoFair 2023 took place on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August 2023, and was both very successful and enjoyable. Thank you to AnnaRita, Ayako, Bev, Clive, Marcela, Richard, Sima and Wayne for their enormous contribution and...

Sep 4 2023 3:41PM
UAE Prisoners of Conscience Update - 9 August 2023

Ahmed Mansoor Our Chair and Secretary participated in an online meeting and video vigil on 9 August 2023 in support of Ahmed Mansoor , one of two prisoners of conscience from the UAE directly supported by Amnesty. As some of you may...

Sep 4 2023 2:44PM
Sutton Amnesty at Croydon MELA Festival - 16 July 2023

Our Chair volunteered to help run the Croydon Amnesty group's letter-writing stall at the Croydon Pride and MELA festivals on 15th and 16th of July 2023 respectively. Despite the rain on the Saturday, many letters were written, with a...

Sep 4 2023 12:55PM
Roma Discrimination - 3 July 2023 Meeting Highlights - Ulrike Schmidt

Sutton Amnesty were pleased to welcome back Ulrike Schmidt (Amnesty Regional Coordinator for Europe) who, with our own Mark Haythorne, led presentations on, respectively, persecution of the Roma community in Europe and the challenges...

Sep 4 2023 12:34PM
Alaa Abdel Fattah Protest - 3 July 2023

Sutton Amnesty have continued to be active on the case of dual Egyptian-British national Alaa Abdel Fattah under Barbara's lead. Barbara, together with Graham and Richard, attended a vigil in support of Alaa outside the Foreign Office...

Sep 4 2023 12:08PM
BBC Documentary - Inside the Iranian Uprising - 29 June 2023

Sutton Amnesty were alerted to the screening of a very powerful BBC documentary called "Inside the Iranian Uprising", broadcast on 29 June 2023. In September 2022, a 22-year-old Iranian girl, Mahsa Amini , died in police custody. She...

Sep 3 2023 11:21PM
Sutton Amnesty at the AIUK 2023 AGM

Our Chair attended the Amnesty International UK AGM at the AIUK Office in London on 24 June and presented a motion asking the AIUK Board to put more resource into supporting local AI groups , particularly those that are struggling...

Sep 3 2023 10:58PM
Sutton Amnesty at UAE Embassy Protest - 19 June 2023

On June 19th, Graham, Lyndon and John attended a protest at the UAE embassy and subsequently its consulate in London. A petition was handed in to support those imprisoned in the UAE including Sutton Amnesty's other Prisoner of...

Sep 3 2023 10:30PM
Sutton High School for Girls - Letter-writing Stall - 15 June 2023

Ayako, Graham, Mark and Richard ran a Sutton Amnesty letter-writing stall at Sutton High School for Girl's 'Suttonbury Rights Festival'. We had a lot of interest from pupils and staff, signing up several new members. A number of them...

Sep 3 2023 9:07PM
Afghanistan - 5 June 2023 Meeting Highlights - Sultan Mahmoodi

Afghanistan We had a very good turnout to support Sutton Amnesty member Sultan Mahmoodi talking to us about Afghanistan. Sultan spoke movingly about his own departure with his family from Afghanistan after the Taliban took over in...