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Harlow branch of Amnesty International launched

News / Thu 29th Mar 2018 at 06:21am

Amnesty

HARLOW’S newly formed branch of Amnesty International held its first meeting on the 28th of March at St Paul’s Church with Liesbeth Ten Ham, Amnesty’s regional rep for East Anglia, coming to speak to the local group.

Much discussion was had about how the new group will move forward, including ideas about future campaigns. The group also discussed various global campaigns that Amnesty International UK are involved in, including campaigning for the release of Nazanin Zighari-Radcliffe, the British-Iranian who has been held in Iran since 2016 & campaigning for truth for the family of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student who was tortured and killed in Egypt.

Chris Vince who was involved in the setting up of the group said after the meeting ,’I was delighted to see many people come to this meeting from across Harlow. It shows that in our town there is a real passion for justice and to defend people’s human rights. I am looking forward to our next meeting when we can really start to focus on some specific campaigns.’

Amnesty International Harlow’s next meeting will be on the 25th of April. More For more information or to get involved e-mail [email protected], Twitter @AIHarlow’

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3 Comments for Harlow branch of Amnesty International launched:

MickyB77
2018-03-29 11:00:15

Same old faces professing that they can change everything for the better. Imagine this, the new councillor who,as a teacher moans about the work load etcetera, has another group of lefties to play with. Why doesn't Ten Ham go and organise A I in the middle east, after all, they're desperate to know where they're going wrong.

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-29 11:20:39

Micky is throwing shade again so let's have a little light. It's better to do something good than nothing and Amnesty is a cause I myself have supported for many a year. Mr Vince is a teacher, yes, and if his teaching is anywhere as inspirational as his local work, not just as a councillor but as a much valued member of his community then the kids are alright.

Jake Shepherd
2018-03-29 12:31:36

Well said Jerry...

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