Good news!

Good news! Activist and painter Atena Farghadani walked free this week after her prison sentence was dramatically reduced. Atena had committed no crime, yet Iran had imprisoned her for her political art. Huge thanks to all of you who called for her freedom! http://amn.st/6181BWoGU

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#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.

Amnesty activists to say #refugeeswelcome

Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich activists will tomorrow gather at the Cutty Sark from 7.30pm to show their support for refugees from Syria and elsewhere. If want to join us please just turn up and look for us with our placards. 

Afterwards we will join others at our monthly letter signing session. For further details email us on AIBG.enquiries@gmail.com

11 July: Srebrenica genocide 20th anniversary commemoration

On 11 July, from 14.30 to 15.30, we will stand on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields to commemorate the victims of the genocide and those killed and disappeared during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to call for truth, justice and reparation.

Participants are requested to wear white tops or white shawls. The hour will break down as follows:

14.30 – 14.55 People to sit in quiet reflection, with remembrance banner. White flowers to be provided.

14.55 – 15.00 People to stand for five minute silence

15.00 – 15.30 Call for truth, justice and reparation. Some people to stand holding second banner and a few people to ask members of the public to sign our petition to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers (effectively the PM) of BiH.

Event organised by Amnesty Europe team of country coordinators.

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