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We are Amnesty’s English-speaking group in Berlin, a truly international group. We hope you’ll find the information on the following pages interesting and informative – perhaps even so interesting that you’d like to join us?!

Demonstration and Petition against Guantanamo Bay

Picture of the Group protesting Guantanamo Bay

In January 2019 we teamed up in front of the US embassy with the group focussed on the fight against torture. We supported a protest against the Guantanamo detention facility and talked to passing tourists and (some) locals to collect signatures on a petition demanding the shut-down of the prison camp and fair trials for Weiterlesen

Letter Writing Marathon at Grimms Library

Letter Marathon 2018

On the 10th December 1948 the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Around the anniversary of this memorable day, human rights activists of Amnesty International all over the world collect signatures on protest letters against selected cases of human rights abuse. We call this annual event The Letter-Writing Marathon. On Weiterlesen

„Trains To Life – Trains To Death“ – Commemorating the Kindertransporte of 1938

Statues at Friedrichstraße

It has been 80 years that the first group of Jewish children arrived in London at Liverpool Station. The British Parliament had decided that 10 000 children should be saved from terror and death in Nazi Germany. On Sunday, December 2nd 2018, Amnesty groups from Berlin, Danzig, Prag, Wien and Hoek of Holland joined the Mayfair and Soho group London to commemorate this date 80 years ago. Weiterlesen

Airfield Run 2017

Air Field Run In Action

On Sunday, 23 April, members and friends of our group ran a grand total of almost 150km around Tempelhof Airfield to raise funds for Amnesty International. That’s 2 marathons and 3 half-marathons!

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Campaigning for Media Freedom in Turkey … and a Wonderful Surprise

Turkey is the biggest jailer of journalists worldwide. Over 150 journalists are currently held in Turkish prisons. On 14 February 2017, Deniz Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, was arrested on charges of „propagandizing for a [terrorist] organization“ and „provoking the people to hatred and animosity“ — simply for doing his job. Weiterlesen