Petitioning The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA, UK Amnesty International and 3 others
This petition will be delivered to:
The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA, UK
Amnesty International
1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
American Friends Service Committee
UN Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th Street New York, NY 10017 USA
United Nations
US Government, White House
Mr Barrak Obama

Amnesty International, AFSC, UN, US Government: Stop putting handcuffs, chains and shackles on Juveniles in Court.

The use of handcuffing and shackling children who obviously by their conduct are no risk to anyone neither would try to escape is a unnecessary and cruel practice.

The only reason is to punish and humiliate the child or teenager. This practice also causes another problem. Normally everyone should be considered innocent before proved guilty.

When a child or teenager enters the courtroom with the head hanging down, prison clothes, handcuffs, chains and shackles does he or she give the impression of someone innocent to be proved guilty or someone dead guilty and dangerous?

Please stop this practice!


Letter to
The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA, UK Amnesty International
1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA American Friends Service Committee
UN Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th Street New York, NY 10017 USA United Nations
and 1 other
US Government, White House Mr Barrak Obama
Please stop putting handcuffs, chains and shackles on Juveniles in Court, it is cruel, unnecessary and humiliating!