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‘Encouraging’ response to Amnesty campaign

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton at the Amnesty stall on Saturday

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton at the Amnesty stall on Saturday

SHOPPERS in Shoreham showed their support for a Stop Torture campaign by signing action cards.

Shoreham and Worthing Amnesty Group launched the Amnesty International campaign with a stall in Brunswick Road, Shoreham, last Saturday.

Secretary Peter Bedwell said the fine weather and busy Shoreham Farmers’ Market helped ensure a steady stream of visitors.

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton was among those stopping to find out more about the campaign, which focuses on Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines and Uzbekistan, and five individuals who have survived torture within these countries.

Many took away Stop Torture case sheets and action cards, and a large number of action cards were signed on the spot, along with some solidarity cards to the individuals featured in the campaign.

Mr Bedwell said: “We were much encouraged by the people of Shoreham who took time to stop to talk to us, sign cards and take away Amnesty literature.

“The Shoreham and Worthing Amnesty Group will continue to take action in order to ensure that no one has to suffer at the hands of a torturer.”

 

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