The letters are
based on Amnesty International’s Worldwide Appeals, issued approximately every
two months. However, you don’t have to be an Amnesty member to use the service:
anyone can now strike a blow for human rights – all you need is access to the
internet. There have been scores of
releases of prisoners of conscience etc. over the years and many moving
testimonies by released prisoners.
letters or faxes is generally considered to be more effective than sending
emails, which are easier to ignore. However, nearly all Amnesty appeals include
an email address, so it is still possible to take part if you don’t have a
In practice, a
mixture of letters, emails and faxes is probably ideal so, if you only have the
wherewithal to send emails while others post letters, that’s fine.
These days, it is
also sometimes possible to campaign via Social Media or official government
websites, and the relevant information is included in the case sheets where
To use this facility, you need to know how to cut & paste text to and from the
'clipboard'. When you have generated a letter, you need to select all the text,
which highlights it. The easiest way to do this is click somewhere on the text
and the press A with the Control key held down. Once you have
done that, press C with the Control key held down to copy the
text to the clipboard, then create a Word document or email and press
V with the Control key held down to paste the letter into the
document. If this sounds like gobbledegook to you, I suggest you ask
someone who is computer-savvy to show you. It's really very easy and you'll soon
get the hang of it.
Please read the case sheets on which the letters are based (see menu bar on
left). You will find the relevant email address &c at the end of each case.
Please make a payment via Debit card, Credit card or PayPal
when you have generated your letters. The payment button
is at the bottom of the 'Generate letters' page - you may have to scroll down
and/or adjust your browser to see it. Thank you.
If you pay online and then subsequently
have trouble with the letters for any reason, we’ll reimburse you in full – no