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
On Tuesday evening our supporters signed 187 letters at Greenwich Picturehouse. Also, this week we saw the release on bail of the British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami who was jailed for watching a men’s volleyball match. We took action on the case and it shows that letter writing makes a difference. Thanks everyone!
Tomorrow night (Tuesday 26 August) is our regular letter signing drop-in at the Greenwich Picturehouse. This month we’ll be signing letters on cases including Ihar Tsikhanyuk in Belarus and Arzhang Davoodi in Iran. Find us from 8-9pm outside the bar upstairs (lift access too). All welcome as always.
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.
Amnesty International welcomes the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists. Nasrin Sotoudeh had been adopted as an Amnesty prisoner of conscience and campaigned for her immediate and unconditional release.
Find out more on the Amnesty International website