Japan – Don’t Execute Matsumo Kenji

He could be hanged any day now. Yet because Matsumoto Kenji was born with a mental disability, the result of mercury poisoning, he does not understand why he is on death row or what will happen to him when his execution is announced.

Imprisoned on Japan’s death row for 21 years, Kenji’s condition has worsened and he is now wheelchair-bound. Ask authorities there not to execute him. Take action now

#RefugeesWelcome Here

The list of human tragedy grows day by day – people crushed by lorries, drowned on our shores and denied shelter at our borders. It is a damning charge against European leaders and their continual failure to provide safe routes for those fleeing war and persecution.

We must keep up the pressure for real action to achieve a humane, comprehensive and effective response to end the suffering of thousands.

Please email your MP to let them know refugees are welcome here.

Fundraising Walk in Hackney

The last in the series of guided walks which the Mayfair and Soho group have  been putting on with Footprints of London is this Sunday, 11 October. In ‘Making a Difference in Dalston’ Ray Blackburn of Footprints tells the story of how people in Hackney struggled for change, protecting minorities on the streets and improving the lot of women.
They will meet at 2.30 at Dalston Junction overground station and the walk will last between one and a half and two hours.
 
Tickets £10 from www.footprintsoflondon.com.
 
These walks have been a great opportunity to have our eyes opened to London and its history, particularly the struggle for human rights, and you’re all very welcome.

Press Release: Unmissable Amnesty Book Sale Returns

Amnesty International Book Sale

10am-4pm Saturday 21 November

Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 8BF

The Blackheath and Greenwich Group of Amnesty International is holding its annual clearance book sale on Saturday 21 November at the Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 8BF. Doors will open at 10am.

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