Saturday, 27 September 2014

New dates for your diary!

Please find below some new or updated dates for your diary!

Besides the regular meetings, some exciting events are also coming up in the next months! 
So please be aware of any changes or additional details, which might emerge later on.
Saturday 11 October 2014 Street Collection, 10:00-16:00. 
We're going ahead with our Stop Torture theme at Tower Hill tube station.
Sunday 12 October 2014 NO team meeting
Tuesday 28 October 2014 196 Cable Street, 20:00-21:30.
Friday 31 October 2014  – Hallowe'en walk - Step by Step against Torture
We're meeting at 7pm on the Cable Street side of Shadwell Overground station.  Friends are very welcome to join. Fancy dress is optional. 
Some other important Amnesty dates:
Saturday 4 October 2014 - Stop Torture Amnesty Skillshare at HRAC.
Tuesday 14 October 2014 – strategy consultation meeting HRAC, 7pm (need to book).
Wednesday 29 October 2014 – UpRisers meeting at HRAC.  

Recent events:
AI-QI Pub Quiz – The Water PoetSunday 14 September 2014
We came together to challenge our brains and to have fun. It was a lovely event in a cosy place.

Social media training  Tuesday 27 May 2014
We had a useful knowledge-sharing session on the use of Twitter, Facebook Pinterest and on blogging for campaigning.
We are present on Twitter, so you can follow us on @AIUKCTH and you can read our posts or write your own on Facebook.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Test your IQ in our AI-QI!

Instead of having a boring Sunday evening, come to our AI-QI 2014 quiz night and help us raise money for Amnesty. Tickets are now on sale  at £5.50 including the booking fee and can be purchased from on the following linkPlease note that tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
Where: at The Water Poet pub, 9 Folgate Street, Spitalfields.
When: on 14 September.
Doors open at 6:30pm for enthusiastic quizees and quiz will start at 7pm promptly.  
Get your team of 4 to 6 together or come on your own and we will place you in a team.
You can find out more information on our Facebook page.
See you there!

Meeting Minutes from 26/08/2014

You can find it here.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Don't send Hakamada back to death row!

Our prisoner of conscience, Hakamada Iwao's freedom is hard-won, but it could be lost at any moment. After 46 years on Japan's death row, Hakamada was freed in March. He has been granted a retrial based on new DNA evidence that could prove his claims of innocence. He was the world's longest-serving death row prisoner. Prosecutors are appealing Hakamada's retrial - they want to return the frail 78-year-old to death row.

Please help urge them to drop the appeal by signing this petition:
You can find more information on his case at the bottom of that Amnesty-page or alternatively you can find additional reading in the Japan Times