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We are part of the organisation Amnesty International UK standing up for human rights across the world – wherever justice, freedom, fairness and truth are denied.

KEY UPDATES:


MONTHLY MEETING – 14TH DECEMBER

Our usual Monthly Meeting is taking place on 14th December at St. Paul’s, Church Street, Canterbury CT1 1NH at 19:00.

We are pleased that will be hosting a talk delivered by Mr Reza Mousoli, Senior Lecturer at Universite du Littoral, Cote d’Opale, France on the protests and political situation in Iran.


UNIVERSITY OF KENT GROUPNEWS

The University of Kent’s Amnesty International society has been focusing this term on the ‘Campaign to Stop Killer Robots’. They are hoping to get Kent Union to pass a policy in support of a ban on the development of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and to guarantee all research conducted at the university will only be used for peaceful purposes. They have also held meetings on the current protests in Iran, including a collaboration with the Film Society to show the Iranian animated film ‘Persepolis’ and at their most recent meeting, took part in the Write for Rights campaign. 


STOP THE BLOODSHED IN IRAN

See link to petition on Amnesty Website: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/woman-life-freedom


MONTHLY MEETING WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER

Meeting to be held on Wednesday 14th October at 19:00 at St. Pauls, Church Street, Canterbury CT1 1NH. Nearest public parking at Longport Car Park.


CANTERBURY HIGH STREET STALL

22nd OCTOBER 2022

MORAD TAHBAZ  – over 110 signatures obtained on a letter to Rosie Duffield and on an Amnesty Petition


GROUP MONTHLY MEETINGS

We are again holding face to face meetings – please see Events Tabs and Posts for details as well as via Twitter (@AICanterbury), Facebook Page and email distribution.

Our Urgent Actions and Campaigns will continue to be advised via this Website.


UKRAINE APPEAL

Please see link below for the Amnesty Ukraine Appeal

Ukraine appeal development landing page (amnesty.org.uk)


CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL DONATION TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

We received the following by email to our Treasurer from Amnesty International;

You may already know but Canterbury Cathedral have decided to donate £2500 to Amnesty International UK as part of their annual ‘St Catherine’s Audit’. I know the Canterbury Amnesty Group have done a lot of work with the cathedral down the years so thank you for your role in this. I’m not sure if anyone in the group was responsible for nominating Amnesty UK but even if they weren’t the candle display and other events/activities will have helped them make this decision. It’s a very generous contribution and will make a big difference in these challenging times.

Best wishes,

Richard

Community Groups Fundraiser

Amnesty International UK Section

Amnesty Canterbury Group would also like to add our thanks to the Cathedral for their very generous donation.


ANTI REFUGEE BILL

Please see link below to a video produced by Freedom From Torture which explains this proposed Bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs4ZyHxJwog