Here you'll find Sian's statement and what have her conscience led her to do.
Mother of two and Mahayana Buddhist
"I refuse to kill people or to be responsible for people being killed because I paid for arms to make it possible, because it is wrong.
The purpose of my Buddhist practice is to benefit all sentient beings. Killing and wounding people is the opposite, and I do not wish to pay for it.
I want my taxes to go towards something beneficial."
What have her conscience led her to do?
2003 August - Calculated and reserved military proportion (10%) of income tax for 2002-3
2004 Feb/March - County court summons; submitted defence
Joined Peace Tax Seven applying for judicial review
Calculated and reserved military proportion (10%) of income tax for 2003-4
2006 November - Threat of Court action recieved.