The list of human tragedy grows day by day – people crushed by lorries, drowned on our shores and denied shelter at our borders.
EU representatives are failing to address the crisis. Most recently, they agreed to defer a decision until October. Put pressure on them to make sure it's the right one.
The London Arms Fair came to the ExCel centre this September. Alongside guns, tanks and killer drones, you might also have found offers for illegal torture equipment – we did in 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013. This year we were barred, so we'll never know for sure.
Demand the UK government stops the trade in illegal torture equipment once and for all.
A freedom fighter in Eritrea’s war of independence and later a high-profile politician, Aster Fissehatsion was no stranger to speaking out. But after criticising the government in 2001, she hasn’t been seen or heard from again. Ask the Eritrean president to release her now.
19-year-old Fardos has been sentenced to 20 lashes and a large fine for being ‘indecently dressed’. She is one of a group of Christian students who were arrested outside their church last month. The women were all wearing skirts and trousers.
Ask officials in Sudan not to flog Fardos and to drop all charges against the women.
Mahdi is a school teacher in Bahrain. In 2011, he called on his teaching union to strike. The authorities charged him with inciting hatred and attempting to bring down the regime – and put him in jail.
Now Mahdi is being denied medical treatment he urgently needs by prison officials, and his health is deteriorating. Ask Bahrain to free him.
He could be hanged any day now. Yet because Matsumoto Kenji was born with a mental disability, the result of mercury poisoning, he does not understand that he will be executed, or how he has come to be on death row.
He's been imprisoned on Japan’s death row for 21 years. Ask authorities there not to execute him.
Atena Farghadani is in prison in Iran simply for her peaceful activism and art.
After drawing cartoons that Iranian authorities found to be mocking of members of parliament, alongside similar charges, Atena has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison. She is a prisoner of conscience. Call for her release.
Ireland has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Seeking a termination even on grounds of rape, incest, or where the foetus won’t survive could get you 14 years in prison.
Ireland is violating the fundamental rights of its women and girls. Ask Ireland’s Prime Minister to decriminalise abortion.
Raif Badawi was flogged in public 50 times in January. He has 950 lashes and nearly a decade in prison left to serve - simply for blogging about free speech.
Raif is still due to be publicly flogged every week after Friday prayers until he has been lashed 1,000 times. Ask Saudi authorities to free this prisoner of conscience.
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