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High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Catherine Ashton
UK Foreign Minister
William J Hague
FR Foreign Minister
Alain Juppé
United Nations
Permanent Representatives to the United Nations
President de la République Française
Nicolas Sarkozy

UN: Listen to the @VoicesFromYemen - Saleh must be held accountable!

    1. Moi A Table
    2. Petition by

      Moi A Table

      Paris, France

***If you wish to grant immunity to Saleh for his crimes against humanity please see the OTHER Yemen petition by "Yemeni People" (aka pro-Saleh PR people)***

"We are being killed twice - once by the Saleh Regime and once by your unjustified silence"

ارجوكم رجاء حار المشاركه في الاستفتاء والتوقيع عليه وحث اكبر عدد من اصدقائكم على المشاركه

قمنا بنشرها على الفيسبوك مع توضيح التعليمات بالعربية http://t.co/H18o4zB

The Yemeni people have been protesting for 8 months peacefully, demanding a political regime change from an autocratic, corrupt system to a just, civil and transparent rule of law.

Their peaceful protests have been ruthlessly attacked by the presidential regime, killing hundreds and injuring tens of thousands. 

 Political transition has been hijacked by the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Join the Yemeni Youth and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman in their call for measures & TARGETED SANCTIONS against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

You can listen to their voices here: http://voicesfromyemen.wordpress.com/

The demands:

1. An international investigation into the Saleh regime’s ruthless crackdown on peaceful youth protesters.

2. The referral of Saleh, his family and his regime to the ICC (International Criminal Court).

3. Abstaining from providing guarantees that ensure immunity to Saleh and his family from prosecution.

4. Freezing the financial assets of Saleh, his family and his regime officials.

5. Halting all military and paramilitary aid to Saleh’s regime.

6. Refraining from providing financial and technical support to the Saleh regime.

7. Help the people of Yemen to achieve their legitimate demands in political regime change and to establish a civil, modern and democratic country.

Please support these legitimate demands.

Sign this petition 

 

CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS

8 Chapter VII - Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace and Acts of Aggression

 

 ART 39 - The Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Articles 41 and 42, to maintain or restore international peace and security. 

ART 41 - The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and it may call upon the Members of the United Nations to apply such measures. These may include complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.

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Recent signatures

    News

    1. Human Rights Watch : Yemen: Amnesty for Saleh and Aides Unlawful

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      New Immunity Law an Affront to Victims, Blow for Justice
      (New York) – A new law granting amnesty to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his aides violates Yemen’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. The sweeping law provides domestic immunity from criminal prosecution for serious international crimes such as the deadly attacks on peaceful demonstrators in 2011.

      The law enacted by Parliament on January 21, 2012 grants blanket immunity to Saleh from any prosecution during his 33-year rule. It also shields Saleh’s aides from prosecution for “political crimes,” as long as they are not terrorist acts. Last year’s attacks on protesters might be classified as political and therefore exempted from prosecution, Human Rights Watch said.

      “This law sends the disgraceful message that there is no consequence for killing those who express dissent,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “The Yemeni government should be ....

    2. Yemen's Saleh seeks exile in reluctant Oman: diplomats

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      (Reuters) - By Saleh al-Shaibany Outgoing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is seeking exile in neighboring Oman, but the sultanate is reluctant to host him for fear of hurting its relations with any future Yemeni government, diplomats said Tuesday.

      Saleh left Sanaa Sunday and headed to the United States for medical treatment after a brief stopover in Oman, though he said in a parting speech he would return to Yemen.

      A foreign diplomat in Muscat said Saleh had sought permission to reside there. An Omani government source declined to confirm or deny receiving such a request, but said Oman would be reluctant to agree to it in case this might harm future ties with Yemen.

      The United States, which endorsed a plan to coax Saleh out of office by granting him immunity from prosecution over the deaths of protesters during an uprising against his rule, defended its decision to issue him a visa, despite criticism that it would be seen as sheltering him.

      Read more.....

    3. Twakkol Karman in Berlin

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      I received a message from Fuad who saw her in the German capital
      "Yesterday, it was amazing day.
      I was with Tawakkol in Berlin,
      i have not see here since 9-10-2011. when i saw Tawakoul , i got tears
      When i saw Tawakkol, i remember every single event in change square in Sanaa;
      i remember how the police killed my friends and how many friends I
      lost over there....
      Many people killed beside me i think I become a live by chance
      only.... We will win
      Today we are going to meet the foreign minster then tonight she will
      travel to Oslo."
      Please continue supporting this petition

    4. Amnesty International: UN Security Council resolution on Yemen falls short

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      The Council's resolution, adopted yesterday, calls for the signature and implementation of a power-transfer deal on the basis of the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative (GCC) which appears to shield President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his inner circle from any possibility of being investigated or brought to trial.

      Such immunity would obstruct justice for hundreds of deaths during months of protest in Yemen, as well as a past string of serious human rights violations, including extra-judicial executions and torture.

      “The UN Security Council’s efforts and those of the GCC to break the impasse and end the current torment in Yemen are to be lauded, but President Saleh must not be given immunity as a prize for stepping down,” said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

    5. Watch Tawakkol Karman at the NY rally (Part 2)

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Part 2
      #Tawakkol Karman arrives at New York rally, calling for ICC referral of president Saleh and asset freezes.
      via @SummerNasser
      http://freedomnjusticeseeker.wordpress.com/

    6. Watch Tawakkol Karman at the NY rally (Part1)

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Part1
      #Tawakkol Karman arrives at New York rally, calling for ICC referral of president Saleh and asset freezes.
      via @SummerNasser
      http://freedomnjusticeseeker.wordpress.com/

    7. Statement by the Yemeni American Coalition for Change

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      October 18, 2011 - New York - Today, Yemeni Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkul Karman along with Yemeni-Americans, freedom supporters and activists come together in the front of the United Nations to stand in solidarity with millions of courageous Yemeni citizens who are uniting their voices peacefully to demand the immediate DEPARTURE of the repressive Ali Abdullah Saleh and his regime.We call for an independent probe into the continued violent tactics of the Saleh regime and the brutal massacres and inhumane crimes committed against peaceful protestors. We call on the United Nations and the international community to support the people’s call for a peaceful transition of power.
      Yemenis have been peacefully protesting throughout the country .......Click on the link to read more.....

    8. Tawakkol Karman calls for a rally at the United Nations in NY today

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Nobel Prize Winner, Tawakkol Karman has called for a rally infront of the United Nations building in New York today, tuesday 18th of October. All are welcome to join her. (from 10 am - 6 pm on 47th st/1st ave)

    9. OHCHR: "International law prohibits the use of amnesties on war crimes"

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      The Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement reminding that no amnesties can be legally provided to President Saleh for his brutal crackdown on peaceful protestors. Yet, the proposed UN resolution draft pushes for exactly those amnesties by supporting the GCC initiative.

    10. Amnesty International urges UN to ensure NO immunity to Saleh

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Amnesty International urged the UN Security Council, expected to vote soon on a resolution on Yemen, to ensure that any power-transfer deal does not provide immunity to anyone, regardless of rank or affiliation.

    11. (CNN) -- Thousands of women demand UN intervention in Yemen conflict

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      This is their voice. Please support them.

    12. Reached 2,000 signatures
    13. LAUNCH - @voicesfromyemen project // مشروع اصوات اليمن

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Hello, and thank you for you ongoing support of Yemen.

      To accompany the petition "UN Santions against Saleh" we are setting up a project, a blog, which compiles the messages from the Yemeni's worldwide to the International Community, so that their voices may be heard.

      http://voicesfromyemen.wordpress.com/

      Get involved!

      If you wish to participate in the voicesfromyemen project, we are looking forward to your contribution. Feel free to follow the instructions below:

      For an audio message go to: http://audioboo.fm/channel/voicesfromyemen

      Detailed instructions can be found here:

      http://voicesfromyemen.wordpress.com/send-us-your-message/%D8%A3%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%84-%D9%84%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%83/

      If you wish to send a video message to the world:

      Please record your message, then upload to youtube. Send us the link, and a little descriptive of who you are.

      Thanking you for your future contribution!

      unsanctions4saleh@gmail.com

      Team @voicesfromyemen

    14. Reached 1,500 signatures
    15. UN Envoy briefs the Security Council

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Jamal Benomar, Special Adviser on Yemen, gives informal comments to the press on the situation in Yemen during a Security Council Media Stakeout.
      He explains that the Human Rights abuses have been examined at the Human Rights Commission in Geneva, and a resolution has already been voted (nothing concrete before 2012). He also says that sanctions are not being discussed against president Ali Abdullah Saleh. A draft resolution is being circulated until the next meeting next week.

      Please keep up the pressure. We need to gain momentum on the petition.

    16. Reached 1,000 signatures
    17. U.N. council aims for Yemen vote by next week: envoys

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council hopes to adopt a resolution on Yemen by next week that would voice support for Gulf Arab mediators who have urged the country's president to hand over power, envoys said on Monday.

      IT IS IMPERATIVE that this UN RESOLUTION includes the wishes of the PEOPLE.
      SHARE THE PETITION WITH EVERYBODY. THIS IS URGENT!

    18. Reached 750 signatures
    19. 40 Yemeni Women Wounded in Nobel Celebrations

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Forty women were wounded in Yemen's second largest city when regime supporters attacked an all-female street celebration of the Nobel Peace prize win of Tawakkul Karman, medical officials said Monday. The women were attacked on Sunday evening in the city of Taez as they marched in support of Karman, the first Arab woman to win the prestigious award.
      "We were attacked by regime thugs with empty bottles and stones," an organiser told AFP on Monday on condition of anonymity.
      Medical officials confirmed the injuries.
      The Nobel Prize Committee awarded Karman the 2011 Peace Prize recognising her role in the months of peaceful protests in Yemen that have called for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power in Sanaa.
      Taez, some 270 kilometres (170 miles) southwest of the capital Sanaa, has been a focal point of tension since protests against Saleh erupted in January.

    20. Nobel laureate, Tawakkol Karman, Calls on Int. Community for support.

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Tawakkol Karman: Let us be clear: the Yemeni revolution has already brought internal stability to a state riddled with war and conflict. I call on the global community to support the peaceful revolution as it did in Tunisia and Egypt. I call on the United States and the European Union to tell Saleh that he must leave now, in response to the demands of his people. They should end all support for his regime, especially that which is used to crush peaceful opposition – tear gas canisters have "Made in America" on them. They should freeze the Saleh family's assets and those of Saleh's henchmen and return them to the people.

      If the US and Europe genuinely support the people, as they say, they must not betray our peaceful revolution. It is the expression of the democratic will of the overwhelming majority of the people of Yemen.

    21. #SupportYemen Campaign video

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      The #SupportYemen Grp has created this video to explain the Yemeni revolution, its peaceful protests and its goals. PLEASE WATCH IT ( youtube link below)
      website coming soon on http://supportyemen.org/

    22. Yemeni Opposition urges UN to break Yemen deadlock

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Mohammed Qahtan, spokesman for the parliamentary opposition Common Forum, said regional efforts to resolve the months-long political crisis in Yemen, in particular by Yemen’s neighbours in the Gulf, had reached a deadlock.

      The United Nations, especially its Security Council, would be “more effective” in ending the crisis and serve as a “continuation of the regional efforts” already underway, he told AFP in a telephone interview.

    23. Reached 500 signatures
    24. Nobel peace laureate, Yemeni Tawakul Karman - Here is her story

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      Tawakul Karman, a Yemeni journalist and activist, is one of three women awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. She becomes the first Arab woman to win the prize.

    25. In Yemen, throngs rail against president

      Moi A Table
      Petition Organizer

      The estimated number of protesters across the country totaled three million, with 800,000 alone in the capital of Sanaa, according to a count of numbers from eyewitnesses.

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    • Irina Melnikova ODINTSOVO, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm against The President Saleh's policy.

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    • Afaf saleh RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Cause I am yemeni AND Saleh is MURDER

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • fayzea saeed BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is our duty as American-Yemenis to help our lovely Yemen accomplish true democracy and the simple dream to be safe and stable for the Yemeni people, for future generations, and for all of us who live abroad and would love for our families to be able to go back home safely.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • abo ahmed Al yamani SANA'A, YEMEN
      • almost 3 years ago

      We have to stop all world Dictators . Ali Salah and his regim killed over 30,000 people in just saddah province in just 6 years in front of world silence. Yemenis must have now their freedom and future .

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    • Scott Yee TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I meant to post this yesterday once I signed the petition:

      I knew of this petition, but I didn't read it, I just signed the other one because it had more signatures. I have now read the "Save the people of Yemen" petition, which I signed without reading, and feel very stupid for doing so.

      "1 - To call on all parties to abide by the constitution." & no talk of punishing the regime, would of caught my eye, if I had read it.

      This petition calls for the removal of the regime, so clearly it is not part of the regime.

      NATO should do what they did in Libya to remove the regime, if the regime does not step down.

      Then a UN administrator should run the Government of Yemen, until a new government has been elected.

      So why a UN administrator? Because a UN administrator has no interest in holding off elections. They are a third party, who has no interest in holding onto political power in Yemen.

      Besides, the UN will never approve an attack on the regime, unless there is another group to take its place, (which there isn't) or unless things get so bad, they have to get involved.

      Without a UN administrator, who will run things? That is why governments would rather work with the devil they know, then the devil they don't know.

      Then of course there are the issues of North and South Yemen, on top of al-Qaeda. If the conflict in Yemen isn't dealt with, Yemen will turn into another Somalia.

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