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?!
We will meet for the next Letter Writing Marathon During which we will be gathering signatures in support for people whose rights have been wronged. In recent years, we’ve seen real change to people’s lives because of your action. From Zimbabwe to Guatemala, activists have been released and justice delivered. This year we support: German Weiterlesen
We had a successful action collecting signatures, especially considering the weather and health situation. We collected signatures for Sanaa Seif, the egyptian activist. Additionally, all the petitions we had with us appealing to the German authorities to support Iuventa and others saving lives in the Mediterranean were filled. Weiterlesen
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
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
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
This year we tried a new format to gain funds for our group: a sponsored bike ride taking in three parks.
On 3 May 2017, some of our members took part in a high-profile demonstration organized jointly by Amnesty and Reporters Without Borders to mark World Press Freedom Day. The demonstration was on behalf of the 150+ journalists currently imprisoned in Turkey, and took place in front of the Turkish embassy on Tiergartenstrasse in Berlin.
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!
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