The National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC) is urging support for three Iranian Kurds from Glasgow who have been on hunger strike for three weeks.
They have been refused asylum, but believe that if they are returned to Iran they will face torture and even execution for their political activism in support of the Kurdish Democratic Party.
The three have stitched their lips together in a symbolic illustration of the failure of the UK government to hear about the suffering of the victims of brutal regimes where human rights are violated.
More: Kath Sainsbury, email@example.com, www.ncadc.org.uk or Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, 07870 286632 / 07967 504921; firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to Jack McConnell, leader of the Scottish Parliament and David Blunkett, UK Home Secretary, requesting that the three men are allowed to stay in the UK.
- Jack McConnell: fax: 0131 244 6915; write: Jack McConnell, Scottish Parliament, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
- David Blunkett: fax: 020 7273 3965; write: David Blunkett, Home Secretary, Home Office, 50 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AT