Banburyshire people urged join a messages evening in support of young people whose human rights are under attack

Banbury's Amnesty International branch has asked residents of the area to join them in an evening of writing messages of support to those whose human rights are being violated.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 1:14 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd December 2019, 1:15 pm
Ian Myson, leader of Banbury Amnesty International group

The group's leader, Ian Myson, is urging individuals to join the group on Saturday afternoon for the messaging session.

"Sometimes a message or letter can change someone’s life," he said.

"Everyone is warmly invited to Banbury Amnesty Group’s annual Write for Rights event this Saturday.

"This is our annual gathering of Amnesty supporters to send cards and messages of hope, encouragement and solidarity at this time of year to individuals whose human rights are under attack or human rights defenders at risk.

"This year there are ten individual cases and they are all children or young people. Joined with millions of similar messages from Amnesty supporters all over the world your messages can create a real impact."

The session takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 3pm-5pm. People can drop in for any amount of time. It takes place at the Friends Meeting House, Horse Fair, Banbury (next to Church House restaurant).

You can find out more about the Banbury Amnesty Group by visiting the website here or from Ian Myson at [email protected]