Here's our January 2015 newsletter with notes of the meeting on 8th January plus details of some letter-writing and an on-line petition.

Please sign the on-line petition calling on the EU to to urgently close the loopholes that allow people to buy, sell or advertise Torture Equipment within its borders - there are  more details about this campaign if you follow the link.

The attached documents give

  • an update on the campaign to free Prisoner of Conscience Dr Tun Aung in Burma and notes about letter-writing on his behalf and on behalf of four other protesters detained after a peaceful demonstration and the father arrested for protesting about the death of his daughter.

  • details about the AI UK Monthly Action concerning Women's Rights and in particular the issue of the draconian abortion laws in El Salvador plus a sample letter to the President

If you haven't already signed the on-line petition calling on Saudi Arabia to stop the lashings and free Raif Badawi please do so.You could also write to your MP and/or the Prime Minister to express your views on the flogging and ask what the government is doing to make it clear to the Saudi Authorities that it is not acceptable.

MPs at House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA or you can find his or her e-mail address at

PM at 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA or e-mail him via

Southend Group January 2015 Newsletter
Burma Actions 2015
El Salvador Monthly Action
El Salvador Sample Letter to President Sanchez Ceren
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