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The next Group meeting is on Thursday 12th November, 7:30pm at The Balmoral Centre, Salisbury Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7AU. There's a good car park accessed via Balmoral Road from London Road, which itself is a major bus route and it's only a few minutes walk to and from the nearest bus stop.

This month we'll be writing letters and cards on behalf of

  1.  Phooey Phyoe  Aung, a student protester in Burma
  2. Atena Farghandani - a Prisoner of Conscience at risk in Iran
  3. Yevgeniy Vitishko, a Prisoner of Conscience in Russia

Please note that our December meeting is the December "Write for Rights" Campaign. event on Saturday 12th December 10:00am – 1:00pm at The Balmoral Centre, Salisbury Avenue Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7AU. It only takes a few minutes to write a card or letter – please come along for as much time as you can spare to give support and encouragement to someone whose rights are being abused or write to the authorities on their behalf – it could change somebody’s life. Cards, stamps & details of who to write to all provided along with tea/coffee and mince pies– just bring a pen!

If you can’t come we’d appreciate a donation to help cover postage costs – last year we sent around 200 cards and letters and airmail is now £1 minimum. Cheques payable to Southend Amnesty Group please, to 36 Orchard Avenue, Hockley SS5 5BE.


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