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Simon Hughes MP visiting Tim

Tony Benn visiting Tim on his hunger strike

Tim Martin on hunger strike

Tim’s friends visiting him

Tim having an ECG scan

Sian Evans, singer Kosheen and friend visiting Tim

Graham Williamson Act Now, Jan Jananayagam MEP candidate and Enyinna of the Biafran movement.


Day 21 of Tim’s hunger strike

Tim Martin, a former aid worker and the Campaign Director of Act Now,  was on an indefinite hunger strike outside Parliament, London for 21 days. Tim was calling upon US President Obama to intervene in the crisis in Sri Lanka and presented a clear list of demands to protect the civilian population from further devastation. Tim’s full letter to the American president was delivered to the American Embassy on the first day of his hunger strike.

Tim has lived and worked as an aid worker in the northern region of Sri Lanka, the area where the conflict has been taking place, and seen the scale of the mistreatment of Tamils firsthand. Even though the war is now over thousands of lives are still at risk, thousands of innocent civilians and POWs are currently not receiving proper medical treatment and if emergency treatment is not made available in the immediate future thousands more civilians will die.

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who has recently visited the war-torn area, went to a field hospital where there were over a 100 elderly patients, some with gaping wounds and clearly malnourished, lying on blankets exposed to the elements.


There has also been extremely disturbing reports from a number of news agencies regarding the atrocious conditions in the detention (concentration) camps. For example, the spread of chicken pox and Hepatitis, a large number of rape cases, the lack of food leading to a number of cases of starvation and inadequate medical treatment, and in some camps there is only one doctor per 40,000 civilians.

Please send the following letter which repeats Tim’s demands as per the instructions below. Please do this now as time is of the essence to save the Tamil people.

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