On Tuesday as a group we got 192 letters signed on human rights in the Phillipines, Egypt, Iran, Venezuela, China and Russia. Well done to everyone who took part.
There’s been a number of major human rights stories in the news this week so thought i’d share them with readers of this blog.
It’s almost the time of the month when we have our regular letter writing drop-in at Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greeenwich High Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 8NN.
This month’s event to be held 8-9pm on Tuesday 25 February will include letters on Egypt, Philippines and China.
The Amnesty website has a blog on Egypt from January that might be of interest to group members. Especially relevant after the recent informative and interesting talk at the recent group meeting from Ann Marcus, Amnesty International UK’s volunteer Egypt Country Coordinator. The blog post was written as the result of a publication of an Amnesty International report on Egypt that marks 3 years since the 2011 revolution.
The next group meeting on Tuesday 11 February will have a special guest speaker. Ann Marcus, Amnesty International UK’s Country Coordinator for Egypt, will speak on the current human rights situation in Egypt and will give particular attention to Female Genital Mutilation there.
The meeting will also look at updates on the group’s campaigns, planning the letter writing drop-in (on Feb 25) and any other forthcoming events or actions.
The meeting will start from 8pm and be held at St Margaret’s Church, Brandram Road, Lee. All are welcome to attend. The meeting room is in the Crypt which is accessible by steps or ramp at the side of the church. Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org