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Welcome to the Official Website of Amnesty International Rhode Island!  Your complete source for all things Amnesty International across the Ocean State.  Designed to give you the resources to succeed as an Amnesty International group or individual activist, this website provides easy access to event updates, resources, group descriptions, and contact information.  We sincerely look forward to working with you at Amnesty International Rhode Island. 

Group 49 Jan newsletter

Group 49 Jan 2016 Newsletter meeting agenda: 1) two new POC’s 2) Event for Arzhang Davoodi 3) 15 min letter writing 4)  General discussion on AI /AIUSA issues, WRITE-A-THON Photos/Sponsors, GOOD NEWS: ECUADOR : COMMUNITY LEADERS ACQUITTED, CHINA:  7 ACTIVISTS RELEASED, EGYPT: ISRAA AL-TAWEEL FREED,  URGENT ACTIONS: IRAN: JAILED SYRIAN KURD NEEDS SURGERY,THAILAND: PEACEFUL ACTIVISTS ARRESTED, GREECE: GREEK AUTHORITIES RESTRICTING SHELTER ACCESS FOR … Continue reading Group 49 Jan newsletter

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Group 49 Dec newsletter

Group 49 Dec 2015 newsletter ,agenda: 1) 1) Preparation, final plans for Write-a-thonDec. 13th, 1-5 pm, 2) Continue on two new cases, Yves and Fred in the DRC, and Su Changlan in China.  3) General discussion on AI /AIUSA issues,GOOD NEWS:  ISRAEL- PALESTINIAN LAWYER MOHAMMED ALLAN RELEASED, MEXICO- MEXICAN INDIGENOUS LEADERS RELEASED,URGENT ACTIONS:SAUDI ARABIA: POET FACES DEATH FOR APOSTASY,ANGOLA: … Continue reading Group 49 Dec newsletter

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Group 49 Nov newsletter

Group 49 Nov 2015 newsletter ,agenda: 1) Northeast Regional Conference 2) Organize new cases, Yves and Fred of the DRC, and Su Changlan of China 3)  our long-term POC, Arzhang Davoodi, Iran 4) prepare for Write-a-thon,  Sunday, December 13,GOOD NEWS: CUBA: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE RELEASED ,EGYPT: AZZA SOLIMAN, 16 OTHERS, ACQUITTED, URGENT ACTIONS: VENEZUELA: OPPOSITION LEADER SENTENCED UNJUSTLY MALAYSIA: ACTIVIST … Continue reading Group 49 Nov newsletter

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Group 49 Oct newsletter

Group 49 Oct 2015 newsletter ,agenda: 1)  select new case-prisoner-of-conscience, 2) Review messages from Arzhang Davoodi, 3) Movement news (including sex-work controversy), 4) upcoming Northeast Regional Conference, 5) plan for annual  Write-a-thon -12/13/15.   GOODNEWS:  ECUADOR, VIET NAM, USA, USA, N. KOREA.   URGENT ACTIONS:  EGYPT, IRAN, IRAN, MYANMAR:  GOOD NEWS: ECUADOR:  GOVERNMENT ABANDONS PROCESS TO CLOSE NGO VIET NAM:  PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE … Continue reading Group 49 Oct newsletter

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Group 49 Sep newsletter

Group 49 Sept 2015 newsletter released, 1) Release of Mikalai Statkevich; news of Arzhang Davoodi , discuss action 2) AI  sex-worker policy/controversy, movement news 3) cases to replace Mikalai Statkevich 4) annual Write-a-thon preparation 5) letter writing or signing for Arzhang Davoodi, Urgent Actions: RUSSIA,  SAUDI ARABIA, BRAZIL,USA,CHINA  and GOOD NEWS:  MYANMAR Urgent Actions: RUSSIA:  DROP TERROR CHARGES AGAINST UKRAINIAN ACTIVISTS SAUDI ARABIA: … Continue reading Group 49 Sep newsletter

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group 49 Jun Newsletter

group 49 June 2015 newsletter released,  1)  Mikalai Statkevich, new plans   2) Discussion  Arzhang Davoodi   3) News about AI movement   4) change write-a-thon date ?   5) 20 min letters  for Davoodi,  Statkevich,  Urgent Actions: MYANMAR: WRITER HTIN LIN OO, MOROCCO: JAIL TERM FOR PRESS FREEDOM ADVOCATE, RUSSIA: DEFENDER SUBJECTED TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE, IRAN:  HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER NARGES … Continue reading group 49 Jun Newsletter

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group 49 May Newsletter

Group 49 May 2015 newsletter released,  Brief discussions of 1. Sabeen Muhmud 2. Arzhang Davoodi’s case 3. Mikalay Statkevich 4. Baltimore, etc., 5. US Senate Torture report, write 10 minute letters, Good News:  China, Sudan, USA, Cameroon and Urgent Actions: Russia, Israel, DRC, China, previously for Good News:  China – 5 women released on bail: Wei Tingting, Wang Man, … Continue reading group 49 May Newsletter

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Group 49 Apr newsletter

AI Group 49 April Newsletter: 1.  Report from  Amnesty International’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). 2) Report on Iranian POC, Arzhang Davoodi. 3) Report on POC Belarus, Mikalai Statkevich. 4) Follow-up on conference with  Terry Rockefeller. more-Arzhang Davoodi, Good News,Urgent Actions-Oman – Saeed Jaddad, Russia – Elena Klimova, Mexico – Rodrigo Higuera Zogaib China – Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Li Tingting , Zheng Churan, … Continue reading Group 49 Apr newsletter

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Group 49 March Newsletter

AI Group 49 March Newsletter: 1. Arzhang Davoodi, Iranian prisoner of conscience  2. Mikalai Statkevich in Belarus, 3. Amnesty future priorities  4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS  5. GOOD NEWS  6. Urgent Actions:  Iran- Atena Farghadani  Egypt – “Shawkan” Mahmoud Abu Zied Israel – Abdallah Abu Rahma Saudi Arabia – Raif Badawi  There were two items in the ‘GOOD NEWS’ section.  

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Group 49 Feb Newsletter

AI Group 49 February Newsletter: 1. Arzhang Davoodi, Iranian prisoner of conscience  2. Mikalai Statkevich in Belarus, 3. Amnesty future priorities  4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS  5. GOOD NEWS  6. Urgent Actions: Saudi Arabia- Raif Badawi  South Sudan- Reverend Yat Michael, Reverend Peter Yen, Iran- Saman Naseem, USA – Albert Woodfox.  There were three items in the ‘GOOD NEWS’ section.

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2015 Write-a-Thon for Human Rights in Providence

Group 49 Hosts 28th annual Write-a-Thon for Human Rights in Providence Group 49 is inviting concerned Rhode Islanders to take part in Amnesty International’s annual “Global Write-a-Thon for Human Rights.” Now in its 28th year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, December 13, from 1-5 pm, at the First Unitarian Church of Providence (corner of … Continue reading 2015 Write-a-Thon for Human Rights in Providence

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