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Demonstration to call for the release of Papuan prisoners of conscience in Indonesia

On 2 April 2014, Amnesty International UK will hold a demonstration outside the Indonesian Embassy in London, in order to protest against the detention of prisoners of conscience in Papua and to call for their immediate and unconditional release.

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Date: Wednesday 2 April 2014

Place: In front of the Indonesian Embassy, 38 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HW

For further information and to confirm your participation, please contact Paul Hainsworth, Country Co-ordinator, Indonesia and Timor-Leste, AIUK pa.hainsworth@me.com

Chinese Embassy Rally for Dhondup Wanchen

The Ealing Amnesty Group is planning a rally on behalf of the prisoner of conscience Dhondup Wangchen in front of the Chinese embassy in London.  Dhondup is a Tibetan film maker who has been imprisoned for producing a documentary on life in Tibet under Chinese rule.

The event will take place on Saturday, 29th March, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, at 49-51 Portland Pl, London W1B 1JL.  As it is a London-based event they hope to gather the support of the local groups in the area, as always with campaigning, the more attention they can attract the better!

Please publicise the event amongst your group members and relevant contacts.  If you can attend please let Rob know (rob-dickinson@hotmail.co.uk).

You can find more information on his case, as well as his documentary here:

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=13745

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANZZa5IabJ4&list=PL5060722BF441A13F

Letter signing drop-in – Tuesday 25 March

This month’s letter signing drop-in at the Greenwich Picturehouse will be on Tuesday 25 March from 8-9pm. Letters this month will be on cases from China, Turkey, Guatemala and Palestine.

The venue is fully accessible with a lift. We can be found on the 1st floor by the entrance to the bar area.

Prior to this we will be holding a candlelit vigil for Syria from 7pm by the Cutty Sark Ship.

Free Screening of North Korea Film ‘The Apostle’

In the week that the grim findings of a UN report into human rights abuses in North Korea are presented to the human rights council in Geneva, the International North Korean’s Association for Human Rights and Democracy is hosting a screening of a film about religious persecution in North Korea at Amnesty International’s UK office in Shoreditch.