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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 are cancelled during Covid pandemic.

For further information contact:

AI Group 22 will have an in-person Write For Rights event on December 10, which replaces our usual monthly Tuesday Letter Writing.
Book Discussion continues in December as an online Zoom session.

[AIUSA] November 14 was the start of Amnesty's annual WRITE FOR RIGHTS.
The 10 cases selected for this year focus on the Right to Protest.
The campaign will run through Jan 31, 2023.
You can send emails and sign petitions as well as writing letters. Visit

Tuesday, December 9. "Unsilenced", a film about human rights violations in China, will be shown this evening at Caltech, followed by Q&A and actions for Group 22's adopted Prisoner of Conscience Gao Zhisheng and other cases.

Saturday, December 10, 11 am - 1 pm, WRITE FOR RIGHTS, Dog Haus, 93 East Green Street, Pasadena.
We will send letters and cards of support for the 10 cases that Amnesty features this year.
Please join members of Group 22 in the outdoor patio to write a few letters and enjoy the food.

Sunday, December 18, 6:30 pm. Human Rights Book Discussion Group.
Our December selection is "Welcome to the New World" by Jake Halpern.
This graphic narrative follows a Syrian family on their immigration to America. Just as they are settling into their new Connecticut home, they are forced to flee and start all over yet again. Kirkus Review
If you are interested in the book discussion, please contact in order to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.

Happy holidays!

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:

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Other Human Rights Groups in the Pasadena Area

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