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FREE SIYANDA

How would you feel if your loved one was racially abused and beaten by a group of people?  Then instead of being protected by the justice system, was sentenced to 4 ½ years for defending themselves. This is what has happened to Siyanda Mngaza. If you are able and would like to donate to the campaign please go to    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/free-siyanda  This link is for donations for the 'Free Siyanda' campaign only NOT change.org.  If you would like more information on the campaign or want to support please visit http://freesiyanda.com/show-support/ Why we're appealing:   Siyanda was 20 years old at the time of her attack and the aggressors are more than twice her age.   These attackers claimed that they did not harm her, yet she sustained horrific injuries.   The police admitted in court to not having investigated this hate crime against Siyanda.   The jury failed to understand the direction of the judge and did not understand the charges Siyanda faced, even though she proved in court she was attacked.     Siyanda is a bright, aspiring black woman now 21 years old, who had a promising career and life ahead of her.  She is loved by many because of her kind heart and very caring nature.    We need your help to obtain 'Justice for Siyanda' and bring an end to her traumatic ordeal.  She has never been in trouble and has no prior warnings or convictions. Siyanda has been failed by the system because of the colour of her skin.    What YOU can do to help  ·      Please help us gain over 100k signatures on the petition so we can bring this to the attention of MPs. Showing that it is not acceptable for an innocent person to be jailed for defending herself. Head on over to our website  http://freesiyanda.com/  Donate to  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/free-siyanda  ·      Read this article - https://www.jomec.co.uk/intercardiff/politics-social-justice/social-justice-petition-for-south-wales-local?fbclid=IwAR3pW7hFl0R6ARSqAgVwPVUduiqNEDXYH4dZMKfiOCRcV6xxYQBkN163fZA   Thank you all for your support in signing and sharing this petition. Siyanda has been sentenced to four and a half years for GBH. Siyanda's family are campaigning to make the truth of what happened on the 25th of May 2019 known.   More about Siyanda’s story:   On the 25th May 2019, Siyanda was attacked in a racially motivated incident by two men and a woman.  Siyanda was camping when the attackers threatened to kill her, calling her racial slurs. When the female attacker approached, Siyanda tried to push her away in self-defence. Siyanda was holding a glass in her hand which caused a minor cut (that didn't even require stitches) to the attacker. The two men proceeded to drag Siyanda to the ground, stomping on her head (evidence of shoe prints and bruises on her face were submitted) in a vicious attack. Siyanda managed to free herself, and while she hid from her attackers, they called the police and falsely accused Siyanda of perpetrating an attack on them.  Dyfed Powys Police arrested Siyanda, and for the last nine months, she has desperately been fighting for justice. Police did not arrest the attackers and didn't even take statements from them until the morning after the attack, giving them time to establish a story and cover their backs. Siyanda's case has clearly been mishandled. One of the arresting officers didn't even have his body camera on, and the other only had his on for a short amount of time during the arrest.  On the 21st February 2020, Siyanda was found guilty of the highest form of Grevious Bodily Harm by an all-white jury. On the 13th March 2020, the length of her sentence will be determined. Siyanda has been treated unfairly by the criminal justice system, and her case shows the extent of systemic racism within our courts.  BLACK LIVES MATTER  

Elliot-James Comanescu
547,281 supporters
Petitioning BBC

A PETITION TO SAVE OUR DOG, TANK.

An incident occurred at the Olatunji’s residence on the 23rd of July 2018 whereby their neighbour came on to their property to pick up her parcel that they had collected on her behalf.  The neighbour had known Tank since he was 10 weeks old.  Tank ran out to play with the her but she reacted aggressively by shouting, screaming and hitting the dog constantly with the parcel.  Due to her hitting their dog, he sustained cuts and bruises to his face and this resulted in Tank nipping her once.  She later called the Police called and requested that the dog should be euthanised.   They took their dog to their local kennel to calm him down as he was stressed, they also put a few things in place on their property and arranged to do some training so that such incident would not occur again.  The Police were aware of what they had put in place including a non-refundable 50% deposit in excess of £2000.   They were hoping to collect Tank on Monday the 30th of July 2018 from the Kennel.   The Police came to their house on Saturday the 28th of July asking them to sign an Acceptable Dog Behaviour Contract.  After they had signed the contract, it was later drawn to their attention that the Police had already seized their dog so they could lose their training deposit and did not informed them that their dog had been seized.  The Police also lied to them in seizing the dog.   There is plenty of evidence on the YouTube channel of Deji showing the dogs temperament and nature. Please help us in getting back this kind, friendly and loving family dog. He is dearly missed, it saddens us all.      

Kezia Czerwinski
489,679 supporters
Petitioning BBC

BBC to stop addressing J&K as India Occupied Kashmir

Ignorance is bliss, however, turning a blind eye and acting ignorant is not. The matter I bring forth is not something that affects just you and me, but it is much more serious, much more damaging, and much more pitiful than one that affects a single person.  Recently, while covering the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K, BBC; a public owned broadcasting channel based in United Kingdom, addressed J&K as ‘India Occupied Kashmir’. The matter was immediately noticed by some of you & Newsx ran a segment on it too. However, nothing changed. And this is where we (you and I) come in.  Let us look at few ironies in play: BBC/Britian does not refer to:- ·    Scotland AS Britain Occupied Scotland ·    Ireland As Britain Occupied Ireland ·    Wales As Britain Occupied WalesSimilarly, despite it being obvious, BBC has never dared to address Tibet as China Occupied Tibet or Taiwan, maybe, because the Chinese will not take it lightly. However, it seems that we Indians have become habitual of ignoring the obvious, maybe because we all suffer from the ‘not my problem’ syndrome. Not anymore, fellow citizens, not anymore. Are we forgetting, that too far too much blood has been shed by our revered soldiers, all for the cause of Kashmir? Are we forgetting, far too many Indian families have been thrown out of their own birthplace, and they have struggles endlessly to find a foothold in the country?  It is time. A rather high time. A time for us to unite and make our voice heard. It is time for us to stand up and protect the sovereignty of what we have proudly called ours.  Our Government took a bold step to address the problems that have remained in power for over 70 years of independent India. Let us not forget our duty too, to stand strong with our Government.  We are writing this letter to BBC to address Jammu & Kashmir as its name & not with any other name or else we will start a movement to do the same for Scotland, Ireland, Wales & other areas that are administered by Britain.Come, let us sign this petition and support the cause. Let us share this petition among our loved ones, for it is all for their future too. Let us be the Indians that our soldiers are fighting hard to protect. For once, let us make them proud of us too!  

Bhawani Singh
114,272 supporters
Petitioning Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, United Nations, Council of the European Union, Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations Security Council, UNICEF, Department of Justice,...

China: Release the 1 Million Uyghurs Detained in Nazi-Style Concentration Camps

China: Release The 1 Million Uyghur Detainees Held Illegally In Nazi-Style Concentration Camps   By  Torchlight Uyghur Group  (Mesheluyghur@gmail.com) www.facebook.com/torchuyghur/  https://twitter.com/torch_uyghur http://blog.freedomsherald.org/ This Petition Is Also Available In The Following Languages: Turkish (Turkçe), German (Deutsch), Japanese (日本語),  Chinese (中文), Traditional Chinese (繁体字), French (Français), Arabic (عربى), Uyghur (ئۇيغۇرچە), Slawyan (Kiril), Russian(Pусский) January 20th, 2018        Many media organizations around the world have recently reported that a large portion of the Uyghur population is being detained either in jails or in so-called “re-education camps” (http://freedomsherald.org/ET/unb/ while their children are being kept in countless orphanages in the East Turkestan.   Recently, we have learned from official sources inside East Turkestan that the number of the Uyghurs currently being held in these Nazi-style political “re-education” concentration camps is more than 800,000.  That is a number known officially inside East Turkestan, but all the unofficial numbers we obtained from various sources exceed one million. According to the 2010 Chinese census, the Uyghur population in East Turkestan was 10,000,370 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang This means that about 10% of the current Uyghur population is locked up.  The conditions of the concentration camps are horrific because of the fact that such a large number of Uyghurs are locked up in relatively small and crowded spaces. We were told by several people who fled China recently that people even cannot lie down during the night with their backs on the floor; instead, they have to sleep sideways with all the adjacent bodies touching one another. We have also learned from some Uyghurs who recently lost their close relatives in the concentration camps that a significant number of Uyghurs are losing their lives in those camps every day. The families of the victims are just receiving their dead bodies from those overcrowded concentration camps. The local authorities are not giving back the bodies of the younger Uyghurs died, instead, just burying them in the nearby empty fields. These are just a few of the many examples of the horrible conditions in these concentration camps.   How did those more than one million people end up in jails, concentration camps and orphanages?  It is extremely difficult to obtain such information in China, but we have managed to get information on some individual cases from the relatives of those victims’ living outside China (The report titled “Political persecution of the Uyghurs – Brief description of some individual cases” at http://freedomsherald.org/ET/unb/ The Uyghurs are one of the ancient peoples living in the heart of Asia. They have a long and proud history, and a rich culture. Throughout the history, the Uyghurs have been a great contributor to the world peace and prosperity.  Due  to their geographical location along the famous Silk Road, they have been a major force in the cultural exchange between the East and the West. We strongly believe that the Uyghurs are an indispensable part of the wider international community and will continue such contribution to the world’s ethnic and cultural diversities in the future. Similarly, the Uyghurs will contribute to the world's peace and prosperity, just as they have done in the past. Therefore, the Uyghurs have every right to live in peace with dignity, and to continuously prosper, as any other nations on the surface of our mother Earth. However, in the recent decades, the Chinese government has banned the Uyghur language from its use at all levels of education in East Turkestan, outlawed Uyghur literature (by banning and burning historical and literature books written in the Uyghur language), restricted, criminalized and attempted to eliminate Uyghurs’ religious belief and practice, and has systematically flooded East Turkestan with Han Chinese migrants in the name of “developing the West”, and thereby marginalized the Uyghurs in their own homeland.  And now the Chinese government is openly killing the Uyghur people, too, in those Nazi-style Chinese concentration camps by implementing a state-sponsored ethnic cleansing policy.  If we don’t get help immediately from the United Nations and from the international community to stop the Chinese government from what they are doing towards the Uyghurs in East Turkestan, the Uyghurs will keep dying and disappearing in large numbers in those Chinese concentration camps (http://www.freedomsherald.org/ET/images/image201801_13.jpg and will soon face an unprecedented threat to their very existence. Therefore, we appeal to all the international communities and human rights organizations not to ignore the Chinese government’s crimes against humanity – the crimes currently being committed against the innocent Uyghur people.  We appeal to the United Nations and other international human rights organizations to demand the Chinese government to release those  1 million Uyghurs, and send investigation teams to East Turkestan and find out: ●      Where are those jails, concentration camps and orphanages? ●      Why and where those one million Uyghurs are being detained? ●      What are they eating and where and how are they sleeping? ●      What are they doing during the day? ●      What are their current health conditions? ●      What are the current death rates among the detainees? ●      What is happening to the children/siblings/parents of the people held in jails and concentration camps?  We, the Uyghurs, are powerless and helpless at the moment.  As such, we cannot defend ourselves against the Chinese government’s atrocities and cannot fight this battle for our survival alone.  We need the support of the global community.  If tens of thousands of people from around the world sign our petition, it may be possible that the United Nations will make a commitment and will act to stop the tragedy that the Uyghur people are facing today.  Please join us in our fight to end the appalling atrocities happening in East Turkestan. Please sign and share this petition. Thank you!  About the Uyghur People and East Turkestan:  East Turkestan is the homeland of the Uyghur people. It has been under the communist China' s occupation since 1949. East Turkestan is located in the Central Asia, and borders China and Mongolia to the east, Russia to the north, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the west, and Tibet to the south. The landmass of East Turkestan is bigger than whole Western Europe. Its colonial name is “Xinjiang”, which means "the new territory" or "the new frontier" in Chinese. China officially designated the East Turkestan a Uyghur autonomous region in 1955, but in reality it has never become a genuine autonomous region. The Chinese government reported the number of the Uyghur population in East Turkestan as 10,000,370 (refer to the 2010 Chinese census), but some Uyghur sources estimate the real population of Uyghurs to be around 20 million.  

Torchlight Uyghur Group
104,585 supporters
Petitioning Director-General of BBC, BBC

Stop BBC fake news about Sri Lankan Tamil genocide. Their material is encouraging hatred!

BBC has been portraying our newly elected president as a person guilty of war crimes during the civil unrest between the terrorist organization called LTTE and the Sri Lankan national army. BBC has on countless occasions described the war between these two parties as a genocide of the Sri Lankan tamil people. The truth is LTTE is a terrorist organization. They have killed thousands of innocent people belonging to all cultural groups that live in this country. There is solid evidence for this. LTTE is formally defined as a terrorist group by many countries and anyone identifying themselves as LTTE are not accepted into those countries (full list available on wikipaedia). Therefore it is technically incorrect to strategically replace the word "terrorists" with the word "rebels" to describe this group on the BBC videos. The choice of wording on this `is a clear sign that their news reporting is biased.  SL army did an amazing job protecting the Tamil civilians in the war zones whilst only targeting the LTTE. LTTE recruited women, children and the frail against their will to fill up numbers for their army. These kids did not get to go to school or have a normal childhood having to live in terror all the time. The war experience for innocent civilians in the war zones (> 95% Tamil origin) would have been definitely worse than for the civilians living further away from the core. Ummm.. isn’t child soldiers against humanitarian law? Or did BBC forget to show those video recordings to the world? We have plenty of evidence of all of these inhumane acts. Unlike BBC the only difference is we are presenting solid facts, there is no speculation and baseless, biased allegations.  If fighting and destroying a terrorist group is a criminal act then USA fighting Al-Qaeda, the world fighting against ISIS etc should also be acts of war crime and should also be made to answer for their acts. So why the double standards?  Sri Lanka as a country is accusing BBC of repeated false and unjust allegations against the independent sovereignity of a peaceful country with material that clearly kindles hatred among ethnic groups and deliberately distorting the truth. BBC is warmongering. BBC claims on war crimes are nothing beyond speculation at best of times. However, being such a strong forefront in world media, things that get shown on BBC travels far and wide. We feel that BBC needs to get the true facts before dwelling into the politics of a country that it knows very little about. What BBC says about the Sri Lankan goverment, its leaders and the army is hugely defaming. We urge you to inquire into the sources BBC is using for information and to give a more true picture of what really happens in Sri Lankan politics. World media ethics should look into your material too! Someone independent and neutral.

Yamal Dassanayake
97,222 supporters
Petitioning BBC

The BBC should reverse their Naga Munchetty judgement

On Wednesday 25th September the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit officially found that BBC Breakfast’s presenter Naga Munchetty had breached the corporation’s impartiality guidelines by offering a personal opinion on President Donald Trump’s retort to four congresswoman of colour to "go back" to the "places from which they came". In a discussion with her co-host she said every time she, as a woman of colour, had been told to “go back to where she came from” these comments had been “embedded with racism.”  The Editorial Complaints Unit’s decision is wrong, and has three implications. First, the decision suggests a serious lack of diversity in the organisation. It demonstrates that even with a limited increase in diversity in certain areas it does not seem to have been matched with a similar increase in inclusion. Second, the decision, if not handled properly, could have a seriously negative effect on BAME (Black Asian & Minority Ethnic) staff working in the organisation. Third, if the most senior levels of management do not respond publicly to the decision, it may well have a seriously negative effect on the BBC’s reputation and credibility vis-a-vis large parts of its audience for years to come. The BBC’s editorial guidelines do not give you hard and fast rules. It gives you a helpful framework to think through editorial decisions. And as a framework it is literally second to none. Furthermore, as a woman of colour, it could be argued that Naga was not just expressing a personal opinion but was providing a “professional judgement, rooted in evidence”, it was precisely why her white co-host asked her opinion and how it made her feel.  What should the BBC do? Surprisingly I think the BBC could use the ECU’s decision as an opportunity to build trust as well as strengthen its diversity and inclusion. All – senior members of the BBC should make their position clear and come out internally in support of Naga. I also suggest senior management goes further, so as to ensure public credibility. Ideally, the most senior levels of BBC should make a public statement about the ECU’s decision, and use this as an opportunity to reiterate the importance of diversity and inclusion at all points of the organisation. We are from today setting a specific target that by 2022 15% of the ECU’s staff should come from a BAME background, 50% should be women and 18% should be disabled to accurately reflect British society as a whole, and we also commit to ensure other aspects of diversity from regionality to sexuality are also accurately represented.

Marvyn Harrison - Founder of Dope Black Dads
95,880 supporters
BBC: Please stop your partnership with biased NTV News in Turkey

“The BBC is committed to fair, balanced and impartial coverage of events around the world. “The BBC has complete editorial independence over its programmes broadcast by NTV in Turkey. Following the start of protests in Turkey last week the BBC sought and received assurances from NTV that BBC programming would continue to be broadcast in full and without interference. “NTV has apologised to its staff and viewers for not covering the protests in their early days and has reaffirmed its commitment to international standards of journalism, both to its viewers and to the BBC. NTV is now reporting all aspects of the protests in Turkey in its news coverage. “At a time of considerable international concern about the situation in Turkey the BBC’s impartial service to audiences is vital. BBC coverage will continue to report a wide range of voices and viewpoints in our reporting of events in Turkey and worldwide. BBC news coverage is available on a range of platforms, including the website bbcturkce.com, and the BBC engages with Turkish audiences on Facebook, and Twitter.”

7 years ago