Local Group 30 Meeting

Event
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Local Group 30 Meeting

Group 30 is a community-based collection of volunteers who meet, write letters, and organize events to advance the principles of human rights promoted by Amnesty International. Group 30’s portfolio of work over a twenty five year span is impressive. It includes a large number of prisoner files and work on nearly all of Amnesty’s major country and regional campaigns. We met the family of a Moroccan political prisoner whose case we worked on for seven years. He telephoned us after his release. We’ve sent financial support to a Chilean POC who escaped to Mexico City during the repressive years of the Pinochet regime. In 1987 a couple from the then-Soviet Union whose cases we had worked on for four years attended a Group 30 meeting-they were among the first to be released from the Soviet Gulag by Gorbachev and they emigrated to the U.S. Group 30 has also written on behalf of a Greek conscientious objector, a Laotian ‘education camp’ prisoner, a Shi’a moslem cleric in Iraq, and a Burmese medical student arrested for distributing pro-democracy leaflets. We have worked on the case of a Nigerian General imprisoned for advocating a return to democracy. We have worked for 20 years against the widespread use of torture in Turkey, especially against ethnic Kurds in the southeast of that country. We have worked on the cases of three Tibetan Prisoners of Conscience, Ngawang Choezom, Phuntsog Nyidron, and Ngawang Phulchung, who have all been released from Drapchi Prison in Lhasa, Tibet.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St (at Geary) in San Francisco.

First Unitarian Center
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States