#AmnestyBookSale postponed

Due to the pandemic this year’s Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty Book Sale in June has been postponed. The main sale is now scheduled be held on Saturday 14th November from 10-4 (instead of that being the clearance sale) at the Church of Ascension. This is subject to confirmation.
We will keep our social media pages and blog updated ahead of that sale.
If you have any enquiries contact us at enquiries.aibg@gmail.com

Next group meetings

Generally the group has two meetings per month. The main business meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and a letter writing meeting on the 4th.

The next letter signing meetings will take place on Tuesdays 26th June, 23rd July and 27th August from 7.30pm at The Greenwich Tavern, King William Walk.

The next group meetings will take place on Tuesday 9th July, 13th August and 10th September from 7.30pm in the Crypt, St Margaret’s Church, Lee.

For future meetings email enquiries.aibg@gmail.com

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s hunger strike is ‘heartbreaking situation’

Responding to news that the jailed UK charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has started a hunger strike in protest at her continued imprisonment in Iran – while her husband Richard Ratcliffe has also gone on hunger strike outside the Iranian Embassy in London – Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said:

“This is a truly heartbreaking situation.

“Nazanin has already been through so much, while her tireless husband Richard has strained every sinew to get Nazanin out of jail and back to the UK where she belongs.

“Nazanin is a prisoner of conscience, unfairly jailed after a sham trial and subjected to all manner of torments – including months in solitary conferment and endless game-playing over whether she would receive vital medical care.

“It’s shocking that it’s come to this, and we and countless people across the county fervently hope the Iranian authorities will now finally do the right thing and release Nazanin.

“I’ll be visiting Richard outside the Iranian Embassy to offer my support, and I know some of his many supporters will be doing the same.”

Read more here