When I was at secondary school I was teased for having acne. This made me aware of the unfairness of arbitrary discrimination at an early age. As a result when I was made aware that people could be imprisoned or worse for something they could do nothing about i.e. colour of their skin, sexuality or faith, then I realised that I had to stand up for them.
This is the first of a series of personal posts about why I joined Amnesty International. It would be great to hear why others joined and how they relate to my motivations.