Syrian Day of Action

July 24, 2012 in events by Rob Hallam

Plea for Help from Amnesty Scotland – We are looking for people to help us with an action THIS Saturday (Saturday 28th July) to highlight the fact that it is 500 days since the uprising in Syria began. We need 24 people – the amount of people who have died every day since the brutal crackdown began. The action till take place outside the Russian Embassy – 58, Melville St., Edinburgh, EH3 7HF, UK – at 10am.

If you could turn up at 9:50am with MENA t-shirts if you have them (if you don’t, it doesn’t matter we have some), that would be brilliant. Will be well and truly done by 10:30am.

If you can help, please email shabnum.mustapha@amnesty.org.uk and let her know you can make it (as soon as possible please).

Syria

GU Amnesty @ Pride 2012

July 15, 2012 in events, photos by Rob Hallam

Pride yesterday was great; good fun, brilliant atmosphere! Thanks to all who came along, we’re proud of you all 🙂

You can also see the photos on Google+ and Facebook


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Port Harcourt, Nigeria

July 13, 2012 in actions, information by Rob Hallam

A quick note about the plight of people in Port Harcourt in Nigeria:

Thousands of people have been made homeless in the middle of the rainy season. They are now sleeping on the streets, in cars, in churches and on relatives’ or friends’ cramped and already-crowded floors.

They have been illegally evicted by military forces from Abonnema Wharf, following orders from Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to clear the area. The evictions began on 27 June. Five days later the entire community had been destroyed. Some residents have lost everything.

We’re looking to get 4,000 people to sign our online petition:

http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=15602&utmsource=aiuk&utmmedium=Homepage&utmcampaign=FE&utmcontent=portharcourtnib

Port Harcourt