Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund

Prisoners of Conscience Relief Fund

No prisoner of conscience should be without the practical support they need, either during and after their ordeal.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (213766)

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  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




All over the world, brave men and women are persecuted, often detained and tortured, due to their courageous stance against injustice. They may be suffering in a filthy prison or they may have had to flee their homes, leaving behind family and friends, arriving in a foreign country, traumatised and destitute.


We will offer practical support in the form of financial grants. A typical relief grant of £500 can be a financial lifeline; addressing urgent medical needs, sustaining a family whilst a parent is incarcerated or helping with rehabilitation and family reunion upon release. We also have a separate Bursaries Fund, enabling prisoners of conscience in exile to convert their existing professional qualifications, allowing them to resume interrupted careers and rebuild shattered lives.