November Update

News from the November meeting:

 

Shaker Aamer is back home in the UK after 13 years in Guantanamo Bay.  Not only was he never found guilty of any crime, he was never even charged with anything.  We should be proud of our campaigning on his behalf.

 

Ferdous Al Toun, the Sudanese teenager fined & sentenced to 20 lashes for "indecent dress" - she was wearing a skirt to church - has had her conviction overturned on appeal.  Sometimes international pressure really makes a difference.

 

On Monday we heard about human rights in the former Soviet Union countries, and took action to help one of our group members who works with a man whose father has been declared an Amnesty Urgent Action case.

 

Please put the following dates in your diary:

Monday 7th December is our Write for Rights evening (always fun)

Saturday 12th December is our Write for Rights stall in Commercial Way, Woking.  If you can spare some time to staff the stall, please contact Jan on jan.church@btopenworld.com

Monday 4th January first meeting of the new year!

Saturday 20th February is our regional conference

 

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