Many thanks to RB for writing these and FL for their input. As you also download the minutes as a PDF.
Meeting: 9th September 2017
Present: CC, JH, LE, DP, MDC, JC, CA, JG, JGer, CC, RB, AMM, RH, AP
A full update will follow banking of the Comedy Night money.
There is an online action whist the trial continues for the ‘Istanbul
10’. Idil Eser and the others were released on bail but Taner Kilic,
Chair of AI Turkey, remains in prison.
Write for Rights
The launch for this year’s ‘Write for Rights’ campaign will be launched
at Parliament on 6th December.
Changing the Law for Refugees
Angus McNeil MP has introduced a private members bill changing the rules
on family reunion. It will receive its second reading on Friday 16th
March 2018. Support from MPs is needed.
National Conference and AGM 2018
This will be held in Swansea on 7-8th April 2018. You have until March
2018 to book your free place!
Nomination for the AIUK Board
Download an election
pack if you want to
run for the board. Nominations must be received by 11 January 2018.
AGM Role Vacancies
If you want to consider standing for a position at the AGM, there are a
number of roles available. Find more information
Will-writing month — March 2018
Amnesty is looking for solicitors to help with will-writing month. Sign
19th Oct: Anti-Flag gig
This went very well and we raised over £80.
1st Nov: Comedy Night
Another big success! Thanks to CC and all those who donated raffle
prizes, money and helped on the night.
Our upcoming events
18th Nov: Amnesty Scotland Conference – Edinburgh
A number of people from the group will be attending.
9th December: Write for Rights stall
The Daytime group will be running a Write for Rights event that weekend
(Saturday 9th December 10am to 4pm at Hillhead Library main reading
14th December: Write for Rights
Our next meeting will be the Write for Rights campaign.
18th December: letter-writing social
An informal letter-writing evening to be hosted by one of our members.
Details to be provided at meeting on the 14th.
15th December: Pen event in Edinburgh
There is to be an event at the Scottish Parliament for the Day of the
Sign the petition to bring Nazanin home:
Urgent Action update: Equatorial Guinean cartooniststill detained without charge
Ramón Ebalé, an Equatorial Guinean cartoonist and activist, has spent
over 50 days in prison without charge.
1st update on UA 219/17 issued 06/11/2017:
- Christmas dinner will be held in January. There was a general
consensus on going to Chillies again.
GFT event on Monday 4th December looking at the migration crisis.
UK premier screening followed by Ai Wei Wei in conversation with Jon
Online action — Syria’s Disappeared sign the petition
Next Meeting: Thursday 14th December 2017
Next meeting will be the Write for Rights on 14th December.