On 18 February 2017 we had our social evening in Oxford. The event was hosted by Martin Todd who was both the MC and the musician. Speakers were Joan Williams, Robert Bowgen and Richard Rankin. Following are excerpts from the speeches: Joan: "I think it’s right sometimes to stop for a minute and rejoice, and literally thank God, because really to get these people out of Camp Liberty was something like a miracle; I think it really was, and we mustn’t…Find out more »
Our event in Kingston was full and we thank everyone who took part and particularly those friends who performed and/or talked and helped to organise the setup of the venue. The event was hosted by Gareth Lawrence who did an excellent job as MC. The speakers included Stephen Infield, Jack Hopkins and Peter Hodgson and music performance was done by Stephen Roche. Stephen Infield inspired everyone by presenting the videos he had taken while visiting Ashrafis in Tirana and explaining…Find out more »
Our events in Twickenham and North London on 16 and 29 September were well received and the news of relocation of all Camp Liberty residents brought a festive mood to the events. Professor Sarah Chandler, Vice President of the Federation of European Bar Associations congratulated everyone on this great achievement and explained how she, as a member of The Law Society Council, has worked with her colleagues on this issue to make sure all the remaining residents are safe and…Find out more »
Since our last newsletter we have had two events: one in London and one in Bristol. Please let us take this opportunity to thank everyone who was there in person or in spirit. We felt your presence at our side and we are very proud of you all.
Below you will see a selection of the contents of the talks as well as reflections about the events enhanced with photos of the two occasions.
The event had many contributors and in Cambridge beautifully played guitar from James Eisner and Edmund Whitcombe was enjoyed by us all. Below you will find extracts from speeches of supporters who shared their thoughts.Find out more »
The event in London went very well we had traditional persian cuisine and the hall was set up in a way that it appeared to be in the middle of the streets of Tehran. The following are speeches and comments made by supporters of the ILA who attended the Event.Find out more »
Iranian singer and author of several books and articles in Farsi and Swedish, Gissoo Shakeri, was the key performer of the day. She has dedicated her life and art to promoting the cause of freedom of the oppressed people, in particular women, of Iran. Her heartfelt performance and spirited songs enhanced the evening in Hammersmith Town Hall packed with supporters from as far as Ilkley and York. Peter Watsham did an excellent job as MC. Excerpts of speeches appear on…Find out more »
On 14 April we had a very delightful event in Edinburgh where we celebrated NoRuz and Easter with some of our Scottish supporters. Thanks to Joan Busby, Robert Parsons and David Watson, who enhanced the evening with their performances and talks, it became a very lovely evening indeed.Find out more »
Our event in Oxford on 12 March was dedicated to International Women’s Day. The keynote speaker was Ingrid Betancourt who was warmly welcomed by the participants. Her speech appears as a separate article in this bulletin.
Other speakers included Dr Janet Horrocks, Dr Jacquie Drake, and Mrs Joan Williams in addition to the volunteers who talked about their ordeals and inspirations.
At our event on 18 February we hold an event in Solidarity with the Ashrafis. The event was enhanced with participation of musicians and speakers from 3 generations. We would like to share with you now the wonderful words spoken by the representative of the elder generation; Frances Radford: “I have known the International Liberty Association for several years. It is a pleasure to see you here and to know that…Find out more »