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After quite a low turnout and return from the Bournemouth and Christchurch collections in 2017, this year we are just going to focus on Wareham (where traditionally they have been very generous.) If you wish to help please let us know, by replying to this newsletter, rather than just turning up.
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How to get away with (mass) murder, Myanmar 🇲🇲 style

Step 1: block UN investigators, journalists & human rights researchers from entering
Step 2: conduct your o...wn inquiry exonerating yourself
Step 3: call survivors liars
Step 4: bulldoze the evidence

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New satellite imagery reveals the Burmese government has been bulldozing scores of depopulated Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine State.
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At least 100 journalists are currently behind bars in Turkey, the highest number of any country in the world. 6 have just been jailed for life...

The post-coup crackdown in Turkey is affecting journalists and other members of the civil society, click on the link to find out more!

The sentences are ‘clearly intended to instil fear’
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Incredible news from El Salvador which we are so happy to share with you: Teodora is free!
As you may know the women's rights subgroup has campaigned for her, ...and together we wrote quite a few letters. Now Teodora del Carmen Vásquez, who was jailed following pregnancy-related complications resulting in stillbirth, has been freed today after a decade behind bars. In El Salvador, women who suffer pregnancy-related complications resulting in miscarriages and stillbirths are routinely suspected of having had an abortion, which is banned in all circumstances. Prosecutors often charge them with ‘homicide’ or ‘aggravated homicide’, which carries a penalty of up 50 years in prison.
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/…/el-salvador-woman-jailed-still…
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43073424

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We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
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The main focus of the exhibition is the historic plight of refugees and will feature 30 photographs taken by photographers from the Magnum agency over the past 70 years. The photographs document some of the issues surrounding refugees from the mass upheaval and displacement of the post-war years to the present-day crisis in Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan.
The exhibition will also include a large Tapestry created by Amnesty groups in the South, depicting the 30 articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR). As this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of UNDHR, we think this is a great opportunity to display the Tapestry and bring attention to the 30 articles.

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Apr 3 - Apr 28Bournemouth LibraryBournemouth, United Kingdom
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Please watch this short video about the plight of Azza Solman - in her words human rights defenders are "inconvenient to their Governments". The link at the end of the video is amnesty.org/brave - please take action and share

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Brave is defending women’s rights, even if it costs you your own safety. Like Azza Soliman in Egypt.

Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey, is by all accounts an impressive speaker. Get to hear him....

On the British coast, then join Bournemouth University for a Public lecture by Stuart Milk for UK LGBT History month on Feb 19 in the University Fusion Lecture Theatre. Link to comp tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbt-history-month-lecture-g…

Join Students' Union at Bournemouth Union and Bournemouth University as we present our LGBT History Month public lecture with Stuart Milk. Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew o...
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Brave is defending women’s rights. Even if it costs you your own safety. Like Azza Soliman in Egypt.

Because Azza Soliman bravely speaks out to defend survivors of abuse in Egypt, she is banned from travel, her assets are frozen, and now faces time in prison.
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The Spring Quiz is now organised for Friday April 20th, 7.30 for 8.00 prompt at the Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury Park Road, Charminster, Bournemouth BH8 8PX.
For those unfamiliar, our quizzes are informal but competitive! Teams of up to 6, entrance £5 a person. Teams can be formed/added to on the night, so do come if a just solo or a couple. Please go to Find Tickets to register for your tickets

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Fri 8:00 PM UTC+01Brunswick PubBournemouth, United Kingdom
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After quite a low turnout and return from the Bournemouth and Christchurch collections in 2017, this year we are just going to focus on Wareham (where traditionally they have been very generous.) If you wish to help please let us know, by replying to this newsletter, rather than just turning up.
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Amnesty Chair immediately rearrested after being released on bail! Send a message to Turkish authorities today...

Taner Kılıç is jailed in Turkey, wrongly accused of belonging to a 'terrorist' group. Tell the Turkish authorities to drop the charges and immediately release him.
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Nearly a couple of weeks old, but well worth a watch to hear a positive spin on some of the events (from a human rights perspective) of 2017, as well as the negative

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2017 was a tough year for human rights - but what our Executive Director Kenneth Roth has to say about it might surprise you.

Bournemouth & Poole Holocaust Memorial Day committee are holding their annual commemoration at the BIC today (Sunday 28th) from 2.00 - 3.45pm.

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Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. We need to stand up to persecution and injustice today more than ever.

Weird (and ?ethical) way of getting a message across, but as overwhelmingly positive comments on AI site, thought worth sharing for you to judge....

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See what happens when five people, under hypnosis, experience the journey of a Syrian refugee.

AIUK Director Kate Allen's update on the ongoing plight of the Rohingya. Link to a petition at bottom of the article.

A sustainable solution is needed for the Rohingya community who have fled horrific violence in Myanmar. Find out more from Amnesty UK's Director Kate Allen who recently visited some of the refugee camps in Bangladesh, where a million Rohingya are currently staying ↓

A last-minute postponement to send them back to Myanmar from Bangladesh has come as temporary relief, but the fact remains: these people need a sustainable solution.
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