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English-speaking group Berlin (1312)


Sachsenhausen Memorial Run and stand on 1 May, 2012

Our third year at the Sachsenhausen Memorial Run -- and our first stand! After focusing on running in 2010 and 2011, we felt it was time to start campaigning. Equipped with the Berlin-Brandenburg office's eye-catching tent, not to mention an exceptional banner, we had some great conversations with fellow runners and their supporters -- and collected 137 signatures for an Urgent Action in support of Dr Mahmoud Al Refaai, a Syrian cardiologist arrested in February for the "crime" of treating injured demonstrators.

Congratulations to our runners and walkers, who braved even more extreme temperatures than last year (27 degrees at 2pm!) to show the Amnesty colours around the 7.5km course -- in some cases, not just once, but twice!

Our thanks to the organizers, Peter Kallabis and Team Overhavel, who made us feel most welcome and supported us with regular mentions over the loudspeakers. We're looking forward to coming back next year!