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Click Here . Amnesty Talk on Egypt

Sidmouth's Amnesty Tree

 Amnesty International East Devon Group have dedicated a pink flowering Hawthorne tree to Prisoners of Conscience everywhere and to those who support Human Rights and Justice worldwide. The Tree can be seen in front of the Unitarian Church at the junction of All Saints Road and Heydon's Lane. A plaque with the dedication will shortly go up in front of the tree. Martin McDonagh a spokesman for the Amnesty group  said " We hope that as Sidmouthians and visitors pass by they will stop and think for a moment about the prisoners of conscience, in countries all over the world who are locked up in gaols under terrible conditions often with no access to lawyers and facing corrupt police forces and corrupt systems of justice."



         Once such country is Egypt and on Thursday June 20th at 7:30 pm  at Twyford House Coburg Rd, Sidmouth there will be a talk by Hugh Sandeman from Amnesty International headquarters on "Campaigning Against Human Rights Abuses in Egypt: Is Anyone Listening?"  Hugh will try to explain the background to the repressive regime of the current President Al-Sisi, and discuss some of the prisoners Amnesty International have been trying to help. Hugh will also show that despite the rigid approach of Al-Sisi to any outside criticism, there is definite evidence that the work Amnesty is doing really does make a difference. 

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