Amnesty International

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Amnesty International United Kingdom Section

Worcester Group

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Aster Fissehatsion
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Worcester Group Meetings

The Worcester Group of Amnesty International usually meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except August) at The Hive, the combined university and public library in the City Centre (most convenient car park is the Cattlemarket). (For the venue of any meeting see our Meetings and Events page). However, please check the meetings and events page because we do occasionally meet at other times and organise events at various locations. Whenever possible we theme evenings with videos, speakers, workshops, letter writing or other specific activities to tie in with current campaigns. Everyone is welcome whether or not you are a member of Amnesty International itself. Feel free to get in touch by email for the latest news.

The Worcester Group does not have a local membership subscription as such, but we usually email to those who wish it a NewsLetter after each meeting giving details of current campaigns and events. If you wish to receive that, or would like any other information about the Worcester Group, please email for details.

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Amnesty in Worcestershire

If you live in the county but outside the immediate environs of Worcester you may be interested to note that there are other Groups in the County at Bromsgrove, Malvern, Pershore and Wyre Forest (Kidderminster). If you're in Malvern please call in at the Amnesty Bookshop at 3 Edith Walk, Great Malvern. (See the map on the current events page if you're not sure where to find Edith Walk.)
See the Meetings and Events page for details of forthcoming AI events in Worcestershire.

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Campaign stall in the High Street - marking the anniversary of Tiananmen Square 20 years on.
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Worcester Group Current Campaigns

In July 2015 we added our Group's name to the campaign in respect of Aster Fissehatsion - an Eritrean who has simply "disappeared" i.e. had her liberty taken away by the state and no-one knows what has happened to her. Please join the campaign and sign the on-line petiton for her. Please click here for more info.

We also have topical work on issues elsewhere in the world, with a particluar focus on Latin America. There is always occasional work as part of the campaign against the death penalty. Individual members also receive Urgent Action cases to work on.

Current campaign news about most of AIUK's main campaigns can be found on the current campaign pages.

On 15th August 2021 at the Worcester Show we were honoured to receive a visit from Ko Aung, a former prisoner of conscience in his native Burma who now works as a human rights lawyer based in London. He was passing through as part of his fundraising bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats. To understand more of his compaign please visit his campaign site.

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Other Links of Interest
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The International Secretariat site provides a lot of information about Amnesty generally. If you are unsure how to write to presidents and political leaders around the world, have a look at the letter writing guide.(Note - this is a bit dated but does include some useful hints and tips - and hasn't been replaced (yet) on the new UK Section website). If you're looking for something a little more succinct then try the one page Letter Writing Hints page instead. You could also visit the old Appeals Worldwide Homepage for letter writing examples for current cases.
If you wish to check the most recent Amnesty statements on particular countries or regions please visit the Library Section of the International site for a mine of information categorised by country/region and updated on a regular basis.

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 Last updated: 19th July 2022