The EU Torture Trade: Sale Must End Now

The Sting Stick

Thumb screws, spiked batons, leg irons and neck shackles.

These instruments of torture aren’t just confined to the history books – they're being used every day in torture chambers, police stations, military barracks and at public demonstrations all over the world.

The European Union (EU) is currently the only world region to have specific laws regulating the trade in equipment for which the primary purpose is to torture and abuse.

But due to legal loopholes, companies are still able to advertise and trade torture devices like the ‘sting stick’, thumb screws and lethal injection drugs to known human rights abusers outside the EU.

This law needs to be tightened – we must not be complicit in equipping torturers.

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