Next meeting, 20 February 2018, 7pm with Sayed AlWadaei

Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 7 pm, St Peter's Church, 119 Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL (near Victoria station).

We will have a guest speaker in our next meeting: Sayed AlWadaei 

Sayed is a human rights activist from Bahrain. He lives in London. Sayed is Director of Advocacy for Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), a non-profit organisation focusing on advocacy, education and awareness for the calls of democracy and human rights in Bahrain.

If you follow Amnesty Internationals research, news and campaigns about Bahrain you might remember a report that relatives of Sayed (his brother-in-law, Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, his mother-in-law, Hajer Mansoor Hassan, and a cousin, Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor) were all sentenced to three years in prison on the basis of fabricated charges and a grossly unfair trail. Amnesty International sees this as a "a blatant scheme by the authorities to punish the prominent Bahraini activist and pressure him to stop his peaceful criticism of the government". 

Sayed AlWadaei writes frequently for different newspapers, including the Guardian and is often interviewed for statements about human rights violations in Bahrain. Here is one recent article in the Guardian and one on Reuters. 

Sayed will speak about the human rights situation in Bahrain. 

We hope many will join us for our meeting. All are welcome.

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