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Prisoner of Conscience
Narges Mohammadi

Prisoner of Conscience
Gao Zhisheng

Rights Readers: Human Rights Book Discussion Blog (2005-2015)

Book Group Archive 1999-2008

Tibetan Prayer Flag Project

Remembering Tiananmen (1989-1999)

S. Cal. Cluster

Group 22 "dresses up" and marches in the Doo Dah Parade to protest human trafficking (modern-day slavery).

Visit our Doo-Dah 2009 page for story and photos!

Our 2008 entry was Waterboardin' USA (photo at right). We've missed only three parades since 1998. See our Doo-Dah pages for 1998, 1999, 2005 and 2008. See our Facebook page (see sidebar) for pix of our 2011 entry.

Welcome to Amnesty International Group 22
in Pasadena, California

Group 22 is one of many local affiliates of Amnesty International USA, which in turn is the United States national section of the worldwide Amnesty International movement. Founded in 1961, AI works impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, and an end to torture and executions (for further information, see the brief history and description and the text of the definition of human rights). Group 22 was established as both a registered student group at Caltech and a community local group for the Pasadena area. 

New members are always welcome!
Simply show up any of our events listed below. Our monthly meetings or letter-writing sessions are especially good places to start. See the map for directions.
See below. Regular meetings were replaced by virtual online sessions during Covid pandemic.

For further information contact:

AI Group 22 Events for June 2023 will continue as virtual online events. Letter Writing meetings may have in-person options.

Tuesday, June 4. 34th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Read this news story from Amnesty International.
Watch the Visual Artists Guild Commemoration and Awards.

Tuesday, June 13, 7:30-9 pm. Letter-writing.
To get a link to the Zoom session or information about a possible Caltech dinner meeting, contact
Current Urgent Actions selected for Group 22 Letter Writing
You can always write letters on your own: go to
Check the Amnesty USA home page for current online actions.
Resources for Ukraine are available at

Sunday, June 18, 6:30 pm. Human Rights Book Discussion Group.
Our June selection is a memoir, "Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts" by Jessica J. Lee.
Natural and human stories that have shaped the author's family and their beloved island. Joyously attentive to the natural world.
Kirkus Review says the book "incorporates elements of environmental and colonial history and celebrates the subtleties of language."

If you are interested in the book discussion, please contact in order to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.
The July selection is "The Island of Missing Trees: A Novel" by Elif Shafak.

Current News
Latest news update was sent December 2, 2022. Update_12-02-2022.pdf
Past Newsletters and Updates

Current AI Actions and Campaigns in which we are involved:

  • Prisoner of Conscience in Iran Narges Mohammadi.
    Narges was released from prison on 8 October 2020!
    But on 16 November 2021 she was again imprisoned to serve new sentence!

    Group 22 began to work on her case in September 2015. See our Facebook album of our 2016 rally for Narges on April 21 (her birthday).
  • Prisoner of Conscience in China Gao Zhisheng. Amnesty reopened the case file for human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been missing since August 2017, and Group 22 resumed our work for him.
  • The campaign to abolish the death penalty
  • The campaign for Security with Human Rights.  
  • Human Rights in China.

Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:

Related Information

Other Human Rights Groups in the Pasadena Area

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