Here's our May Newsletter containing a summary of our meeting on 11th May and letter/e-mail actions in relation to:

  • Hakan Yaman, an “Individual at Risk” in Turkey. Write on his behalf or send him a letter of support. Hakam was severely beaten by security forces at a demonstration in 2013. He suffered life changing injuries and lost an eye.

  • an appeal on behalf of Thomas Arthur (send before 25th May),on death row in Alabama, USA, since 1992.

  • an appeal on behalf of Salomée Abaalodo in Toga (send before 21st June). Salomée is a farmer and community leader detained in April 2017 for exercising her right to freedom of expression.

 There are also details of three events that we're involved in:

  • Saturday 24th June – stall at Leigh Folk Festival. Please go and support Andrew and Martin.
  • 13th – 19th September- Display and Letter-writing at The Forum Southend-on-Sea 
  • Tuesday 19th September - Fundraising Meal at “East”, Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, 6:30pm for 7:00pm, £15 per head. Book your place at

Your support at these events would be welcomed

Hakan Yaman, Turkey
Salomee T Abalod, Togo
Thomas Arthur, USA
Group Newsletter May 2017
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