Letter Templates For the Letter-Off

October 11, 2010 in campaigns, information by megiana

These letters only require that you sign your name at the bottom with the exception of the second letter which also requires that you enter the name of your local mp which can be found on this website: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/

These letters can be printed off multiple times and must be printed of as an individual letters and not as a block of six. Once you have printed them off and signed them ,either hand them in at a meeting or put them in the postbox in the John McIntyre building. If you wouldn’t mind donating a few print credits/printer ink it would make a big difference. There is also a prize for the person who collects the most letters so when you have collected them put the together in an envelope with your name marked on the front. PLEASE DO NOT ADDRESS THE LETTER TO THE SENDER

Read on for the templates!

PS Hand written letters means double points….



Dear Maung Oo

I am deeply concerned for the health of prisoner of conscience, Ko Mya Aye, who is currently detained in Taungyi prison in Shane state.

Ko Mya Aye is suffering from a heart condition. Though his health has worsened in recent months – exacerbated by the poor conditions in which he is being held – he has been denied access to adequate medical treatment.

I urge you to take immediate action to ensure he is given immediate access to medical treatment. His heart needs close medical monitoring and he should be referred to a heart specialist without delay.

Finally I urge you to release Ko Mya Aye unconditionally as soon as he has received the urgent medical treatment he needs.



You may already be aware, but I am writing to draw your attention to the fact that the pilot project enabling some of those women with no recourse to public funds to access refuge when fleeing violence, has been extended until March 2011.

As you will know Amnesty international UK, Southall Black Sisters and several women’s groups have been campaigning for an exemption to this rule for women fleeing violence for several years.

The pilot project was originally launched by the previous administration, shortly after AI UK held a mass lobby of Parliament, to run from December 2009 to February 2010 and was extended first until March then until August 2010 under the previous administration. It was extended again under the new administration first until September 2010 and now until March 2011. Theresa May has also committed to working to develop a more permanent solution thereafter.

We are delighted that all parties have shown such commitment and recognised the urgent need, and the human rights obligation under CEDAW, to ensure that women should not find themselves trapped in violence.

It is of course the case that the pilot only covers a very small proportion of those women with no recourse and that there are some flaws in the current operation of the project. We look forward to working with the new administration to help devise the best, most effective and comprehensive permanent proposals to prevent women being trapped in violence.

We are also pleased to note that in her recent speech at the Women’s Aid conference, Theresa May also stressed the need for an integrated approach to tackling violence against women and girls.

We are grateful to all those MPs who have supported us in this campaign and hope we can continue to work with you in the coming months.


Dear Drs. Untung Sugiyono

I am writing to you with urgent concern for Johan Teterissa, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Lowokwaru prison for leading a peaceful public protest in Ambon. I understand that he has been seriously ill, and I am deeply concerned to learn that he has been denied access to the treatment he needs by prison authorities.

I urge the authorities to ensure that Johan Teterissa receives full and immediate access to proper medical care. I further urge that he immediately receives adequate food and clean drinking water, in line with international human rights standards and Indonesian regulations.

Johan Teterissa is imprisoned solely for peacefully expressing his views, and I therefore also call for his immediate and unconditional release.

Finally, I call on the authorities to ensure that prison conditions meet international standards, comply with Indonesian regulations and do not amount to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.

Thank you for giving this matter your urgent attention, I look forward to your response.


Dear President Ilham Aliyev

I am writing to you with regard to Emin Fatullayev, the father of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev. I am deeply concerned to learn that Emin Fatullayev received an anonymous phone call on 17 March, threatening him with death if he does not stop speaking out about his son. I am further concerned to learn that this is the third time that Emin Fatullayev has received threats by phone.

I urge the Azerbaijan authorities to take immediate action to protect Emin Fatullayev and his family, with protection measures determined in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Please also ensure that an immediate and impartial investigation is conducted into the deaths threats. The results of this investigation should be made public, and those responsible must be brought to justice.

I would also like to take this opportunity to note that Amnesty International considers Eynulla Fatullayev to be a prisoner of conscience, who should be released immediately and unconditionally.

My thanks for your urgent attention to this most serious matter – I look forward to your response.


Dear Hon Giles Mutsekwa

I am writing to you to express my concern for the safety of prominent trade unionist Gertrude Hambira. Her home was attacked by armed men, her office has been raided by officers from the CID and she is now in fear of her life.

I urge you to provide her with effective protection and to carry out a prompt, full and impartial investigation into the circumstances of her attack in her family home. The perpetrators should be brought to justice in a fair trial. I also urge you to ensure that the Zimbabwean police immediately stop the harassment of Gertrude Hambira.

Finally I urge you to investigate and end the harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders and political activists by state security agents.

Thank you for giving this matter your urgent attention, I look forward to your response.


Dear Bouasone Bouphavanh

I am writing to ask you to urgently review the cases of Thao Moua and Pa Fue Khang.

Both men were arrested in June 2003 in Xieng Khouang province and sentenced to long terms of imprisonment (12 and 15 years respectively) after an unfair trial. They are currently detained in Samkhe prison, Vientiane.

I believe Thao Moua and Pa Fue Khang are being held simply for assisting visiting journalists who had been researching a story on Hmong living in the jungle. They should either be released or, if there is sufficient credible evidence against them, given a prompt retrial which meets international fair trial standards.

In the mean time, please ensure that they won’t be tortured or ill-treated and guarantee that their conditions of detention meet the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, including access to lawyers, relatives and appropriate medical care.

Thank you for giving this matter your urgent attention, I look forward to your response.


Good luck everyone!