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Petitioning Theresa May MP

Free Nazanin Ratcliffe

My wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old charity worker, was on holiday visiting her family in Iran. She was at the airport returning to the UK on the 3rd April when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location in Kerman Province, 1,000 kilometres south of Tehran, and is being held in solitary confinement. Gabriella Ratcliffe our 22 month old daughter (who has British citizenship only) has had her British passport confiscated, and is stranded in Iran with her grandparents. Nazanin has not been allowed to access a lawyer or her daughter. She has not been able to call out of the country to speak to me, her British husband, and the Red Cross have not been able to make contact. There have been no charges. Nazanin has informed her family that she has been required to sign a confession under duress, its content unknown. Her family have been informed that the investigation relates to an issue of ‘national security’. It is hard to understand how a young mother and her small child on holiday could be considered an issue of national security. She has been to Iran to visit her family regularly since making Britain her home. Nazanin currently works as a project manager for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation; which delivers charitable projects around the world. It does not work in Iran. Nazanin has now been in solitary confinement for over 30 days. Please help bring my wife and daughter home by signing my petition calling on our Prime Minister Theresa May to use her power and intervene.

Richard Ratcliffe
1,454,103 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Ed Miliband

Pardon all of the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British "gross indecency" law (only repealed in 2003), and also all the other men convicted under other UK anti-gay laws.

Each of these 49,000 men deserves the justice and acknowledgment from the British government that this intolerant law brought not only unwarranted shame, but horrific physical and mental damage and lost years of wrongful imprisonment to these men. Alan Turing was pardoned in 2013, but the other estimated 49,000 men deserve the same.

Matthew Breen
640,798 supporters
Petitioning David Cameron MP

Allow the NHS to give Abi Longfellow her life-saving medicine

Our daughter, twelve-year-old Abi, has a rare kidney disease that could kill her in five years. Under lock and key in the hospital where she is treated is the medicine that could save her life. But thanks to a cruel loophole, doctors are forbidden from giving it to our daughter. That’s why we’ve started a campaign with the Sunday People. Abi’s one-in-a-million illness is too rare to be covered by NHS England’s drug funding policy but not rare enough to unlock cash for exceptional cases.And the manufacturer Alexion Pharmaceuticals has refused to drop the eye-watering £136,000-a-year price, ­making it impossible for us to buy the drug privately. Knowing that the drug sits in the hospital but Abi can’t have it is horrendous. In a couple years’ time it will be as cheap as a packet of paracetamol but it will be too late for Abi. We know the drug is there that could help Abi and it is used in other countries. It’s torture to know that her life could be saved but we can’t afford to save it. We’re calling on Alexion and the UK Government to give Abi’s life a chance. Abi even wrote a heartfelt letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, saying: "Why is that fair when other children with other rare kidney diseases like me are receiving it? "I’m a 12-year old English girl and if I lived in Ireland, Europe, America, Canada etc I would get the medicine without hesitation. "So I want to know why am I being disadvantaged in my own country?" We call upon David Cameron and the government to reconsider funding Abi’s life-saving treatment on the NHS. Read the full story here and sign our petition here.

Jo and Andy Longfellow .
207,694 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Ed Miliband

Pardon all of the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British "gross indecency" law (only repealed in 2003), and also all the other men convicted under other UK anti-gay laws.

Each of these 49,000 men deserves the justice and acknowledgment from the British government that this intolerant law brought not only unwarranted shame, but horrific physical and mental damage and lost years of wrongful imprisonment to these men. Alan Turing was pardoned in 2013, but the other estimated 49,000 men deserve the same.

Matthew Breen
640,798 supporters
Petitioning home office, Theresa May MP, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn MP, David Cameron MP, David Lammy, Emma Dent MP

Get Grenfell Tower victim's parents to the UK

After the horrific inferno fire that engulfed the residents of Grenfell Tower Mohammad Alhajali passed away by choking to death from the smoke. I have started this petition on behalf of Omar Alhajali as I am their family friend and would like to reunite them with their family.  Mohammed al-Haj Ali was trapped inside London flat for two hours after being separated from his brother during the inferno. His brother Omar was taken to hospital after escaping and remained in contact with Mohammed, who was still trapped inside the flat.  "The smoke is getting in, the smoke is getting in, we are going to die, we are going to die," were Mohammed's last words to his brother.  Friends who were close to Mohammed told Middle East Eye that he was in contact with them till 5am.  Before dying, Ali asked his friends to tell his family in Damascus that he loves them.  After leaving Syria, he had not seen his family for five years and was forced to limit communication to ensure their safety amid the crackdown against the opposition. His parents are currently applying for an emergency visa to visit Omar their son in hospital and attend their son Mohammad's funeral. We need to get  their voices heard to the Home Office so that we can persuade an acceptance of the visa. Please help us collect as many signatures as possible to get them to the UK

Mirna Ayoubi
106,718 supporters
Petitioning BBC, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sadiq Khan, David Cameron MP, Nick Clegg MP

To stop the airing of the bbc 2 tv programme THE HOUSEWIVES OF ISIS

THE BBC ARE GOING TO AIR A PROGRAMME TITLED HOUSEWIVES OF ISIS ON TUESDAY 10th January 2017 on BBC 2  IT SHOWS WOMEN IN FULL ISLAMIC WEAR AND This is a mockery of the muslim woman and insults those whom are held the highest in Islam ..   Does much need to be said of u have seen the clip  THIS COULD cause people in the street to throw jokes at covering women whom are nothing like this programme shows and could cause various future issues within our communities ..  It also pairs our beautiful religion with bombs and guns. This is an act of terrorism against Muslim women .. Showing them in this light is not safe.  PLEASE ACT NOW AND GET THIS PROGRAM WITHDRAWN FOR THE WOMEN IN ISLAM THAT ARE HERE IN UK  FATHERS MOTHERS SISTERS BROTHERS AUNTIES UNCLES COUSINS WIVES ETC ETC 

Emma Bird
38,941 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Theresa May MP, David Cameron MP

Cyclists to hold insurance to use public UK roads

The public roads used by motor vehicles are becoming unsafe to use due to one particular community that feel they are eligible to cycle on public UK roads. A recent video created by the West Midlands police has lead me to creating this petition: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154485779939035&id=82710639034 Just like having to sit your theory and your practical test to obtain a driving license, Cyclists should have to do the same. What training have they had to use the road safely? Insurance, if a cyclist throws him/herself into the back of a stationary motor vehicle... Who's to blame? Not the cyclist... The driver of the motor vehicle would have to pay their own excess to repair the damages. Im not sure on the percentage of how many cyclists die every year due to cycling on the road but if you stick them back on the path in a cycle lane I'm sure a lot more people will survive.  Thank you for taking the time to read this. Owen. (M9)

Owen McDermott
38,428 supporters
Petitioning Sue Powell Simon Stevens NHS CEO (Islingon Manager LD), Nhs islington NHS England Simon Stevens , Simon Galczynski .... Simon Stevens NHS England., David Cameron MP, Ed Miliband

Bring my son Stephen home & care for him in our community #bringstephenhome

My son Stephen is 19 years old. I love him to bits but right now I am desperately worried for him. He has autism and finds it hard to communicate. For over a year now he has been living in a unit at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from our home in London. He has learning difficulties but he is being kept under the mental health act at a psychiatric unit, with patients much older and with a range of different conditions. He has the sweetest smile but since he has been there I haven’t seen it once. It's not the right place for him - even his consultant agrees he should not be on the mental health register and should be moved somewhere more suitable. We have to travel miles each weekend to see him and sometimes we only see him for a few minutes, sometimes we travel all the way to see him, only to be told that we are not allowed a visit. And other times he has been put on so many drugs he just falls asleep. It's is heartbreaking to have to leave Stephen there. He is covered in bruises and has gashes all over his head from where he has hit himself from being anxious. Right now the local authority is reviewing where to place Stephen. They want to move him to another hospital in Colchester but that won't solve anything. We want Stephen to have a better quality of life; to be able to spend time outdoors, to be around his family more often. Ideally we want Stephen to live with us as a family with the support of carers. He should also be taken off the the mental health register, so he has more freedom for how he lives his life. Other families who have loved ones with autism have successfully fought to have them live in homes with specialist carers near loved ones. And the Government made promises that people with autism and other learning difficulties should be cared for in their communities with the help of their families but this promise is being broken for Stephen. Stephen is being let down by the institutions that are meant to be caring for him - locked up in a hospital and lost to a system that wants to tick boxes instead of care for my son. Stephen deserves to be allowed to live a life in safe place with carers who understand his needs and surrounded by people that love him. Please sign my petition and help my family but most of all help my son.

Stephen S A M
30,060 supporters
Petitioning Deutscher Bundestag

Free and safeguard the liberal Saudi Raif Badawy, NO 1000 LASHES!!

Update4: (13.01.2015) Raif has been lashed last Friday 50 times, the same is planned for the next 19 Fridays for the other 950 lashes!!Update3 Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison! Help him!Update2: (30.12.2013): Raif Badawi may face death penalty for apostasyUpdate1: 600 LASHES and 7 years prison for Raif Badawi, we have to stop implementing this court decision!! Raef Badawi, a Saudi who is one of the establishers of the "Liberal Saudi Network", which angered Ultra-orthodox clerics of Saudi Arabia and has been sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison. Originally, he was expected to be sentenced to death for apostasy, for instance, as published by AFP: “A Saudi court on Monday referred a rights activist to a higher court for alleged apostasy, a charge that could lead to the death penalty in the ultra-conservative kingdom, activists said. A judge at a lower court referred Raef Badawi to a higher court, declaring that he "could not give a verdict in a case of apostasy," a rights activist told AFP. Apostasy means renunciation of a religious faith. Badawi, who was arrested a June in the Red Sea city of Jeddah for unknown reasons, is a co-founder of the Saudi Liberal Network with female rights activist Suad al-Shammari and others.” http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/30/saudi-arabia-600-lashes-7-years-activist Recent news links:http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/saudi-arabia-court-upholds-raif-badawis-sentence-ten-years-prison-1000-lashes-1463886 German: http://www.amnesty.de/urgent-action/ua-003-2013-5/haft-und-pruegelstrafe-bestaetigt The sentence was 600 lashes and 7 years in prison,  then increased to 1000 lashes and 10 years, the appeal was refused and the sentence has been confirmed. We demand that Saudi Arabia free and safeguard Raef Badawy and stop threatening people merely for expressing nonorthodox views on Islam or religion in general, because without freedom of speech, one can not counter the dangerous beliefs of extremist Islam that leads ultimately to terrorism and threatens the safety of all people around the world.

Atheer Taha Alani
48,992 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Deutscher Bundestag

Stoppen Sie die 1000 Peitschenhiebe - Befreien und schützen Sie Raif Badawi!

Raef Badawi ist ein saudi-arabischer Blogger und Initiator des „Liberal Saudi Networks”. Ultra-orthodoxe Geistliche nahmen die Veröffentlichung einiger kritischer Artikel als Provokation wahr. Deshalb wurde er nun zu 1.000 Peitschenhieben und 10 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt.  Eigentlich hatte er schon fest mit der Todesstrafe wegen Abtrünnigkeit gerechnet. So schrieb beispielsweise die Nachrichten-Agentur AFP:„Ein saudisches Gericht hatte am Montag den Fall eines Menschenrechtsaktivisten mit dem Vorwurf der Abtrünnigkeit an ein höheres Gericht verwiesen. Dieser Vorgang könnte nun dazu führen, dass ihm in dem ultra-konservativen Königreich die Todesstrafe droht. Ein Richter hatte den Fall in erster Instanz an ein höheres Gericht weitergegeben, da er „im Falle von Abtrünnigkeit kein Urteil sprechen“ könne, wie Menschenrechtsaktivisten gegenüber AFP mitteilten. Abtrünnigkeit beschreibt die Abkehr von einem religiösen Glauben. Badawi, der im Juni in der Stadt Jiddah am Roten Meer festgenommen wurde, ist Mitgründer des „Liberal Saudi Networks“, das er gemeinsam mit der Frauenrechtlerin Suad al-Shammari und anderen Aktivisten ins Leben gerufen hatte.“ Quelle: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/30/saudi-arabia-600-lashes-7-years-activistWeitere Links:http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/saudi-arabia-court-upholds-raif-badawis-sentence-ten-years-prison-1000-lashes-1463886 http://www.amnesty.de/urgent-action/ua-003-2013-5/haft-und-pruegelstrafe-bestaetigtUrsprünglich lautete das Urteil: 600 Peitschenhiebe und 7 Jahre Gefängnis. Es wurde jetzt aber auf 10 Jahre und 1.000 Peitschenhiebe angehoben. Eine Berufung wurde abgeleht und das Urteil wurde bestätigt.Wir fordern von Saudi-Arabien Freilassung und Schutz für Raif Badawi. Stoppen Sie die Bedrohung von Menschen, die eine nicht-orthodoxe Sichtweise auf den Islam oder Religionen im Allgemeinen haben. Denn ohne Meinungsfreiheit kann sich kaum jemand den gefährlichen extremistischen Ansichten von Islamisten widersetzen, die letztlich zu Terrorismus führen. Dieser Terror bedroht die Sicherheit von Menschen überall auf der Welt.Update 4 (13.01.2015): Raif hat am vergangenen Freitag die ersten 50 Peitschenhiebe bekommen. Er wird für die restlichen 950 Hiebe an jedem der nächsten 19 Freitage ausgepeitscht.Update 3: Raifs Strafe wurde auf 1.000 Peitschenhiebe und 10 Jahre Gefängnis angehoben. Bitte helfen Sie ihm!Update 2 (30.12.2014): Raif Badawi droht die Todesstrafe wegen Abtrünnigkeit.Update 1: 600 Peitschenhiebe und 7 Jahre Gefängnis für Raif Badawi. Wir müssen dieses Gerichtsurteil stoppen!

Atheer Taha Alani
48,992 supporters