In attendance: Barbara, Bob, Tilo, Brendan, John
Welcome and Introductions
- No meetings in July and August this summer. Feel free to continue to share urgent actions and other pertinent human rights information our Google group.
- Paul Hayward, the manager of Ten Thousand Villages in Exton, generously arranged for our group to be the beneficiary of a community shopping event there on Saturday, 28 May, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event raised $48.83 for us!
- This year's AIUSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference will be held in Philadelphia! (See below for more info.)
- Our September meeting will have a guest speaker: Emily Abendoth of DecarceratePA will talk about mass incarceration and also about LifeLines, a project that focuses on those serving life without parole in PA.
- Barbara gave a brief report on her recent visit with a death-row prisoner in the Polunsky Unit in Texas.
- Handwritten letters on behalf of 54-year old prisoner of conscience Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand, who is approaching the end of a decade-long prison sentence on fabricated charges and has been on hunger strike since 8 May. He is protesting against the authorities’ efforts to condemn him to a further prison sentence on a spurious charge of "spreading propaganda against the system" from inside the prison. (More info here.)
- Write to the following, at this address: Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations 622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10017
- Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Republic
- Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Judiciary
- Mohammed Javad Larijani, Secretary General High Council for Human Rights
- NO MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST
- Next meeting: Wednesday, 21 September, 7:30 p..m, Wegmans in Malvern, PA
- AIUSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
- Saturday, October 8, 2016
- University of the Sciences, 600 South 43 rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
- More info to come (event website)