Archive for September 18, 2015


Arms-Fair---share-assets-email-Sep-2015Olly Sprague is Amnesty’s Arms expert and for the first time ever, he was barred from the London Arms Fair this week.  Maybe they didn’t like the ad campaign we made for them… Or maybe they had something to hide?  At every one of the last five Fairs, we’ve uncovered illegal torture equipment and other illegal weapons being advertised, including leg irons, gang chains, electric-shock batons and cluster bombs.

It seems to be something of an own goal since if what was being sold was legitimate and in accordance with current regulations, then why ban a representative of Amnesty International?

So are they selling torture equipment or aren’t they?

 


No to the death penalty

UPDATE: 8 October.  Richard Glossip has been given an indefinite stay of execution (Oklahoma)

We attach an urgent action on behalf of Richard Glossip with whom visitors to this site will be familiar with.  He has won a temporary stay of execution.  His legal team has presented new evidence to the appeal court.  The evidence against him is weak as we have pointed out before and relies partly on a plea bargain by the man who committed the actual murder.  Oklahoma is a hard line state as far as the death penalty is concerned.

We hope you can find time to write. See also this month’s death penalty report.

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