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Petitioning Human Rights Campaign, UNICEF, Lic. Edmundo Porfirio Garrido Osorio, Miguel Ángel Yunes

Juicio a Javier Duarte por crímenes de lesa humanidad.

Bien sabemos que las leyes mexicanas protegen a lo peor de la sociedad sistemáticamente. Siempre ha sido así y la historia refrenda, día a día, ejemplos de nuestro surreal país.  En días anteriores se anunció que la condena para Javier Duarte. El ex-gobernador de Veracruz fue acusado del desvío de 60,000,000,000 de pesos, de los cuales se le "comprueban" 1,650,000,000 y por los cuáles (tras confesarse culpable) se le da una condena irrisoria de 9 años de cárcel (con posibilidad de reducción de condena a 3 años) y una multa de 60,000 pesos. UN MILLÓN DE VECES MENOR de lo que se le acusó.  Entre ese desfalco se encuentra una cantidad perteneciente al desvío de recursos del Edo. de Veracruz por TRATAMIENTOS DE QUIMIOTERAPIA para niños con cáncer. Tal vez una de las notas más viles que puedan existir. No puede haber justicia si en un juicio se pasa por alto que Javier Duarte robó la esperanza de vida de cientos de niños con tal de darse una vida de lujos y placeres.  Esto tiene que cambiar por las familias afectadas, por la comunidad y por poner un ejemplo de que la sociedad mexicana, en su hartazgo, debe tener la facultad de juzgar a un sujeto así. Que se someta a votación, que se busquen los medios, pero que no quede impune. Porque reducir todo lo que robo y lo que hizo a la MILLONÉSIMA parte no es justicia, no es ley, es negocio.

Javier Meneses
118,957 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, Human Rights Campaign

EXPEL AND remove rep Ilhan Omar from office for anti-Semitic Statements

  Minnesota Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) campaign aimed at destroying Israel, and tweets: "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel"... Omar, also on Twitter, openly mocked VP Mike Pence's Christian faith. On Omar’s first day in office, she met with anti-Semitic Women’s March leader (and Louis Farrakhan supporter) Linda Sarsour. She has made even more headlines in the recent days for more racist statements in which she was forced to apologize. The FBI hate-crime statistics for 2016, the most recent year available, show that more than half of reported anti-religious hate crimes in the United States were motivated by Anti-Semitism. Even though citizens cannot recall a member of Congress, the individual chambers can remove members of the House of Representatives by way of expulsion. The House can expel a member if there is the support to do so by at least two-thirds of the members. Expulsion has been used to punish House and Senate members who have committed a serious crime, abuse of their power or been "disloyal" to the United States. Please help us by signing this Petition to remove Her from office. thank you! Unlike everyone who makes a petition that absolutely has nothing done with it. They set it up and never do anything. I AM!!!! I have the ability to print out every single signature whenever I feel like it I also live two hours away from Washington DC where I will be driving this in mid March to turn this in to congress. This is not a joke I have not wasted all this time just to do nothing with this. At a minimum like I stated this petition will be taken BY ME and others to the doors of congress. PLEASE LET ME KNOW if ANYONE would like to be a part of this, please DM me on Twitter. We will be meeting in front of the capitol building. March 15 2019 @ 11am.    The very thing this petition is trying to fight and bring to the forefront of our government to start major discussion is ANTI-SEMITISM & RACISM and racist remarks, tweets and actions of the congresswoman Ilhan Omar over the past couple years. My freedom of speech is trying to be infringed on by people who do not agree with this petition so they have reported a petition having directly addressing the acts of this particular congresswoman and continue to report me. Change has stated I am within my first amendment rights. I hope they wouldn’t  shut me down with out plainly seeing what people are trying to do and lying to accomplish their goal. They are scared that we are right they are scared it is one of their own. But when a member of the same chamber did identical in severity racist comment was completely stripped of all house committee duties and privileges. Ms Omar has yet to do anything but apologize NOT ENOUGH I have been notified by change about complaints of this petition being racist. This is not the case whatsoever. People are trying to shut down this petition at all costs by lying. If that is your reason please do not sign! I do not believe in racism of any kind nor does it has any place in our government. I would like to see these ANYONE engaged in racist behavior of ANY kind regardless of color or religious beliefs or even political affiliation serving in any form of public service removed from their duties and/or office. That’s exactly what this petition aims to do

Jeff B
87,224 supporters
Petitioning President of India, Prime Minister of India, United Nations, INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE, Human Rights Campaign, Supreme Court of India

Death sentence to Rapist Kamal Shukla

GRP constable held for ‘raping’ woman on train.Constable Kamal Shukla (24), who was on escort duty and had boarded the train from Moradabad, will be produced in court on Wednesday.WRITTEN BY EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE | LUCKNOW |Published On: May 31, 2017 6:02 Am. A Government Railway Police (GRP) constable was arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman in a coach for the disabled on the Lucknow-Chandigarh Express train on Tuesday. The alleged incident came to light when the Chandigarh-bound train reached Bijnor railway station at around 9 am. The woman, a resident of Meerut who had gone to Lucknow for treatment, is admitted in the district hospital in Bijnor. A medical examination has been completed and a report is awaited.Constable Kamal Shukla (24), who was on escort duty and had boarded the train from Moradabad, will be produced in court on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police, GRP (Moradabad) Keshav Kumar Choudhary said the rape case was lodged on the basis of a complaint submitted by the victim that Shukla had allegedly sexually assaulted her inside the train after threatening to take her life.Shukla has been suspended and departmental action against him would be taken soon, Choudhary added. According to the SP, the woman boarded the train from Lucknow and first sat in the general compartment, but was feeling uncomfortable as she was ill. Shukla, who was present in the same coach, advised her to shift to another compartment reserved for the disabled. When train reached Chandpur railway station at around 8 am, Shukla took the woman to the reserved coach, where three youths were seated. The constable forced the youths to shift to another coach, said the SP. After the youths left the compartment, Shukla allegedly locked the coach from inside. As the train reached Bijnor railway station at around 9 am, the three youths began to create a ruckus outside the coach, claiming that the constable had locked a woman inside. Other passengers and railway staff at the station gathered outside the compartment, the SP added. Shukla was then forced to open the doors and passengers entered the coach to find the woman lying in a semi-conscious state.The passengers then caught hold of the constable and handed him over to the GRP police station. The woman was rushed to the district hospital. India 

Furkan Shaikh
82,533 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Naheed Nenshi, John Tory, Jim Watson, Barack Obama, Amnesty International Australia, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations Security Council, Human Rights Watch, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, ...

Free Ahed Tamimi

My name is Nasri Akil from Toronto, Canada. I started this campaign to support" Ahed Tamimi", her mother "Mariam", her cousin "Nur" and the other kids detained by the evil hands of the Zionists of the fake state of Israel. In a desperate hope to get enough signature to put pressure on decision makers to do something about the constant twisted detention of Palestinian kids. In turn this will expose the evil of the zionists and pressure the international community. I would like to mention here that this petition has nothing to do with race or religion or ethnicity. It's pure right against wrong. Zionism is not Judaism. Judaism is a religion not a race. Many Jews are not Zionists. Most Zionists are not Jews. Many Zionists hate Jews. Opposition to Israel is NOT anti-Semitism. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested ( kidnapped actually ) by Israeli forces in the middle of the night. Since she was a young child, she has been active in weekly demonstrations against Israel’s theft of her family’s land in occupied Nabi Saleh. But as Tamimi stands against Israeli occupation, she underscores: whenever a people face oppression, we must show solidarity. Israeli soldiers shot Ahed Tamimi's relative in the head, leaving the teenage boy in a coma, and then invaded her family home. She demanded that the occupying Israeli soldiers leave her property immediately, shouting "don't touch me" and "leave!" Now she's in Israeli military detention, where 75% of Palestinian children report assault. Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don't get her out fast. She has become another child statistic of the countless other children detained illegally in Israel. Her court date is December 25th, 2017. She was taken into question at the Moscobiyeh prison, notorious for it's dungeon cell, torture tactics fully utilized on children, and extensive harassment. She was put in isolation, left in an icy cell, without proper food. In fives days she was moved three times. Why? To exhaust and break her.  When her mother arrived to be there with her, she too was arrested.  We demand that Ahed and all Palestinian children are released from Israeli prisons now.  The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough.  Ahed Tamimi represent all the innocent kids in the Isareli detention and represent the Palestinians struggle against the illegal occupation of Palestine. Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts. Israeli military law, which fails to ensure and denies basic and fundamental rights, is applied to the whole Palestinian population. Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age. AHED TAMIMI will go to trial on Christmas Day for slapping an Israeli soldier, illegally trespassing on her property, the day after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the face. In December 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed during a protest in the village when an Israeli soldier shot him in the face with a tear gas canister. One year later, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Rashadi Tamimi in the village. One wonders why the "slap" is the Crime? I decided to do something about it and start with what I can. So that's why I am here asking you to help me help Ahed, her family and all the other kids. I also started a fund raising campaign on "GoFundMe" hoping to raise enough money to hire as many legal advisors to support Ahed and the others legaly in the court and get some justice. I mean enough is enough...I can't sleep I can't eat and these kids are experiencing all of that twist. Someone must do something. This is not right. This is not humanity. We cannot make this acceptable by doing nothing.  I earnestly ask that at the very least, we make some noise in support of Ahed Tamimi and the other children that are held prisoners with no charge, no defense, all in violation of international laws.   She is one, but we are many. It takes a united front to add pressure, to induce accountability and hopefully give freedom to the oppressed, weak and innocent.  To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. As a wise man ounce said: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible" Sign. Support. Make Noise. Add Pressure. Be Human.  what if Ahed was your daughter, sister or just a friend? What would you do?

Nasri Akil
68,534 supporters
Closed
Petitioning United Nations, Council of the European Union, Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, Human Rights Campaign

Stop Chinese Government’s Inhumane Treatment towards the Uyghurs

  Stop Chinese Government’s Inhumane Treatment towards the Uyghurs By Torchlight Uyghur Group (mesheluyghur@gmail.com)  This petition is also available in the following languages: Turkish (Turkçe), German (Deutsch), Japanese (日本語),  Chinese (中文), Dutch (Nederlands), Uyghur (ئۇيغۇرچە ), Spanish (Español),  Arabic (عربى), French (Français), Russian(Pусский) www.facebook.com/torchuyghur/  https://twitter.com/torch_uyghur http://blog.freedomsherald.org/ January 5, 2018 The Uyghurs are the indigenous people of East Turkestan (known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in present China), a land occupied by the communist China in 1949 and equivalent to the one sixth of the total China's territory. Since 2009, Chinese government intensified its ethnic cleansing policy towards the Uyghurs under a cult of stability. At the moment, several types of contacts, including money sending-receiving, between the Uyghurs in China and those abroad are completely cut-off. Also, the parents and/or close relatives of the many Uyghurs living abroad are being held either in jails or in "Nazi-style" political re-education concentration camps (https://freedomsherald.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/china-detains-uyghurs-in-nazi-style-camps/ ) in East Turkestan. Most Uyghurs live outside China cannot call and send text messages to parents and siblings back home, due to the fear that their loved ones may end up either in jails or in so-called “re-education centers”. We have recently learned from some sources back home that the number of the Uyghurs currently being held in jails and in “re-education camps” is more than 800,000. This is an official estimation and actual number could be much higher than this. We have also learned that the Uyghurs, who travelled to one of the 26 Muslim countries in Chinese government’s list and returned to China regardless of their age, male or female, are being sentenced to 10 years of jail term right at the airport and being taken directly to a jail in China from the airport. We have reliable information about several cases, involving victims, as mentioned above. Additionally, Exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui exposed China’s abuse of the Uyghurs and said: “To speak honestly, people always say Chinese citizens are treated like pigs and dogs, but the people of East Turkestan and Tibet don’t even have the opportunity to be treated like pigs and dogs. I feel great pity for them.” (https://freedomsherald.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/chinese-exiled-billionaire-guo-wengui-exposes-chinas-abuse-of-the-uyghurs/) The current situation in East Turkestan is severely damaging the mental health of the Uyghur people abroad, and some students have reached to a level of mentally breaking-down, without being able to pay their tuition and living cost, and without being able to know whether their parents and/or siblings are still alive – most Uyghurs abroad have not been able to communicate, even once, with their parents and/or siblings in East Turkestan for more than 8 months. So, the Uyghur people outside China started the new year with deep frustration, worries, fear and depression, because they have no way of knowing or getting news about their parents and siblings: If they are still alive or dead, and if they are in prison or in concentration camps . As part of the Uyghurs studying, working and living abroad, we are asking that the Chinese government to end its inhuman policies forced upon the Uyghurs in East Turkistan, China, and abroad. We demand the Chinese government to do following: 1. Close the “political re-education camps”; they are in violation of the China’s relevant laws and the relevant international regulations; 2. Stop the policy that prohibits the Uyghurs in East Turkestan travel to a foreign country and the Uyghurs abroad travel to East Turkestan; 3. Guarantee that the Uyghurs abroad can receive money from, send money to and communicate with their parents and/or siblings in East Turkestan; 4. Stop the surveillance of the Uyghurs who have relatives abroad, and allow them to communicate with relatives overseas; 5. Stop the surveillance and the remote control of the Uyghurs living abroad; 6. Stop interrogating the home computers and mobile phones of all the Uyghurs living in East Turkestan; 7. Stop the arbitrary search of Uyghur homes, and mandatory assignment of Han Chinese “relatives” to every Uyghur family. —————————————————————————————————————  05 Ocak 2018 Çin devleti son yıllarda özellikle 5 Temmuz Ürümçi (2009) katliamından sonra Doğu Türkistan’da (Xinjiang Uygur Özerk Bölgesi) ve yurtdışında yaşayan Uygur Türklerine yönelik çeşitli insanlık dışı politikaları uygulamakta. Özellikle, 2016’da bölgeye ÇKP sekreteri olarak atanan Chen Quanguo’nun bölgedeki Nazi tarzı uygulamaları https://freedomsherald.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/chinese-exiled-billionaire-guo-wengui-exposes-chinas-abuse-of-the-uyghurs/  akabinde bölge tamamen polis devleti ve açık hapishaneye çevrilmiş durumdadır https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/in-chinas-far-west-experts-fear-a-ticking-timebomb-religious Yurtdışında akrabası olanlar, son yıllarda normal ve hukuki yollardan temin ettikleri Çin pasaportu ile bireysel veya Çin devletine bağlı turizm şirketlerinin seyahat turları ile yurtdışına çıkanlar, özellikle Türkiye başta olmak üzere 26 Müslüman ülkesini ziyaret edenler veya yurtdışına çıkmak için pasaport alanlar sorgusuz sualsiz hapse atılmakta veya Nazi uygulamasını andıran beyin yıkama kamplarında zorunlu politik eğitime tabi tutulmaktadır. Yurtdışında eğitim görenler Mısır örneğinde olduğu gibi zorla geri götürülmekte veya ailesi rehin tutularak dönmesi için baskı yapılmaktadır. Bizler, yurtdışında yaşayan bir grup Uygur Türkleri olarak, Çin devleti ve hükumetinden aşağıda belirtilen insanlık dışı uygulamaları acilen kaldırmasını, Çin anayasası ve diğer ilgili yasalarında taahhüt edilen haklarının bir an önce sağlanmasını talep ediyoruz. Aynı zamanda uluslararası toplumun bize destek vererek işbu kampanyayı imzalamasını rica ediyoruz. 1.     Çin devleti kendi yasalarına ve taraf olduğu uluslararası antlaşmalara aykırı olan “Politik Eğitim/Beyin Yıkama Kamplarını” kapatmalı, 2.     Doğu Türkistan’da yaşayan Uygur Türklerinin yurtdışına seyahat yasağını ve yurtdışındaki Doğu Türkistanlıların memleketlerine dönüş, akraba ziyareti engeli kaldırılmalı, 3.     Yurtdışında yaşayan Doğu Türkistanlılar ile bölge halkı arasındaki para gönderme, posta, telefon, haberleşme engeli kaldırılmalı ve işbu hakkı saklı tutmalı, 4.     Yurtdışında akrabası olanlara yönelik denetim ve gözetim kaldırılmalı, en temel hakkı olan iletişim ve haber alma özgürlüğü sağlanmalı, 5.     Yurtdışında yaşayan Uygur Türklerine yönelik uzaktan kontrol ve gözetimi kaldırmalı, ailesini ve akrabalarını rehin tutma politikasından bir an evvel vazgeçmeli, 6.     Uygur Türklerinin şahsi bilgisayarlarini ve cep telefonlarini gerekçesiz kontrol etme uygulamasini kaldirmali. 7.      Uygur Türklerinin evlerine yönelik zorunlu ziyareti, gerekçesiz baskınları ve Uygur-Çinli zorunlu akrabalaşma uygulamasına son vermeli.  ————————————————————————————————————— Als ein Teil der Uiguren im Ausland fordern wir die chinesische Regierung dazu auf, die aufgezwungene unmenschliche Politik gegen die ausländischen aber vor allem gegen die einheimischen Uiguren im uigurischen autonomen Gebiet Xinjiang (Osttürkistan) zu unterlassen. Wir fordern die chinesische Regierung dazu auf, dass sie…. 1.   die «politischen Umerziehungslager» schliessen. Sie verstossen gegen chinesische sowie internationale Gesetze und Regulationen. 2.   das Verbot aufheben, einheimische Uiguren in das Ausland und die ausländischen Uiguren in die Heimat reisen zu lassen. 3.   garantieren, dass die ausländischen Familienangehörigen mit denen in der Heimat regelrecht kommunizieren können und dass Güter wie z.B. Geld rechtsgemäss verschickt und erhalten werden. 4.   Die Überwachung von Uiguren, die Verwandte im Ausland haben, stoppen und es ihnen erlauben, mit ihnen zu kommunizieren. 5.   die Überwachung sowie die Fernsteuerung der Uiguren im Ausland stoppen. 6.   die Untersuchung von Computern und Telefonen der heimischen Uiguren stoppen. mit der willkürlichen Suche nach uigurischen Häusern und mit der obligatorischen Zuweisung von Han-chinesischen «Verwandten» an uigurische Haushalte ————————————————————————————————————— 1- 中国また国際人権協約に違反する所謂『再教育トレーニング.センター』を閉めること;2. ウイグル自治区(東トルキスタン)におけるウイグル人だけを対象にする、国内のウイグル人は外国に旅に出られない、国外のウイグル人が故郷を訪ねられない政策を廃止すること;3. ウイグル自治区のウイグル人と国外にいるウイグル人との間における送金、通信、郵便する権利を保護すること;4.外国に親戚がいるウイグル人住民に対する監視を廃止するとともに、彼らの電話やほかのネット上でのコミュニケーションを認めること;5.国外に在住するウイグル人らに対する遠距離コントロールや監視を廃止する、また彼らの家族や親戚に対する拉致や脅威を止めること; 6.ウイグル人住民だけを対象にした個人コンピュータや携帯にある情報を審査すること、また結婚など様々な個人的集会に対する制限を廃止すること;7. ウイグル人だけを対象にした強制的な家族訪問や、中国人との親戚関係を強制的に求める行為を止めること ————————————————————————————————————— 请愿书中国政府!停止对维吾尔人的非人道待遇 请愿人:维吾尔人2018年1月5日维吾尔人是中亚的突厥民族之一,世代居住在东突厥斯坦。其国土在1884年被大清帝国占领并命名为[新疆]。 1949年以来该地区并入中华人民共和国版图 并改称[新疆维吾尔自治区]。 自2009年以来,中国政府以维稳为名,开始加速并半公开化执行针对维吾尔人的同化政策。目前,国内外维吾尔人之间的种种联系已完全中断。很多国外有亲属的维吾尔人已被关进监狱或被关押在集中营性质的所谓的[教育转化培训中心] https://freedomsherald.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/chinese-exiled-billionaire-guo-wengui-exposes-chinas-abuse-of-the-uyghurs/ 维吾尔人因跟国外的亲属通信通话而面临惩罚。他们或受牢狱之灾或被打进上述的集中营式的[教育转化培训中心]。国外大部分维吾尔人因担心亲人受迫害而不敢与国内的亲人通话或交流。请愿人最近从家乡经各种渠道得知已入狱或被打进[教育转化培训中心]的维吾尔人总数超过80万。据推测这仅仅是官方的估算,实际人数远高出这个数字。此外,请愿人还得知凡是曾去过被中国政府列入黑名单的26个中东或中亚国家的维吾尔人无论男女老幼,一入境就被逮捕,并直接判处10年徒刑。对此请愿人手握确凿的案例为证。家乡目前的严峻形式正在严重伤害着国外维吾尔人的身心健康。 一些维吾尔留学生不但无法获得汇款而生活学业等方方面面遭遇危机,而且由于无法联系到家人,而濒临精神崩溃的边缘。当全世界都在欢快的歌声中辞旧迎新时, 国外的维吾尔人则在绝望,忧虑,恐惧和压抑中迎接着2018年 为此代表在国外学习和生活的维吾尔人,请愿人郑重敦促中国政府停止针对国内维吾尔人的非人道政策,并呼吁:1. 关闭违反中国自身法律法规和国际条例的[教育转化培训中心] 。2. 停止执行违法的,禁止维吾尔人出国或入境的歧视性政策。3. 恢复维吾尔人的正当收汇款权利,同时停止维吾尔人因与国外的亲属进行通话而受 惩罚的政策。4. 停止针对对在国外有亲属的维吾尔人的监控并允许他们正常通讯联系。5. 停止对国外维吾尔人的远距离监控和管制。6. 停止针对维吾尔人个人电脑和手机的随意盘查。7. 停止针对维吾尔人的随意搜查并停止针对维吾尔族与汉族之间强制推行的[结亲]政策。 ————————————————————————————————————— All onderdeel van de Oeigoeren die in het buitenland studeren , wonen en leven vragen we de Chinese regering om te stoppen met hun onmenselijke beleid tegen de Oeigoeren in Xinjiang (Oost-Turkestan), China en in het buitenland. We vragen de Chinese overheid dat 1. Sluit de "politieke heropvoedingskampen"; ze zijn in strijd met de relevante wetgeving van China en de relevante internationale regelgeving;2. Stop het beleid dat de Oeigoeren in Xinjiang (Oost-Turkestan) verbiedt om een ​​vreemd land en de Oeigoeren naar het buitenland te reizen om naar Xinjiang (Oost-Turkestan) te reizen;3. Garanderen dat de Oeigoeren in het buitenland geld kunnen ontvangen van, geld kunnen sturen naar en kunnen communiceren met hun ouders en / of broers en zussen in Xinjiang (Oost-Turkestan);4. Stop de bewaking van de Oeigoeren die familieleden in het buitenland hebben en laat hen communiceren met overzeese familieleden;5. Stop de bewaking en de afstandsbediening van de Oeigoeren die in het buitenland wonen;6. stop met het onderzoeken van de thuiscomputers en mobiele telefoons van alle Oeigoeren die in Xinjiang (Oost-Turkestan) wonen; 7. Stop de willekeurige zoektocht naar Oeigoerse huizen en de verplichte toewijzing van Han-Chinese 'verwanten' aan elke Oeigoerse familie ******************************************************************************************* Peticionar a un grupo de Uyghurs que viven en el exterior Detener el trato inhumano del gobierno chino hacia los Uyghur. Representante de un grupo de Uyghurs que viven en el exterior 5 de enero de 2018 Los Uyghurs son los indígenas del noroeste de China, una tierra ocupada por los chinos comunistas en 1949 y equivalente a la sexta parte del territorio total de China. Se llama oficialmente Xinjiang, y oficialmente se designa una región autónoma dentro de China, como Tíbet al sur. Pero la mayoría de los Uyghur fuera de China lo llaman Turkistán Oriental. Alrededor de 2009, el gobierno chino comenzó a implementar una política de limpieza étnica hacia los Uyghurs bajo un culto a la estabilidad. Por el momento, varios tipos de contactos, incluido el envío y recepción de dinero, entre los Uyghurs de China y los que están en el extranjero están completamente desconectados. Además, los padres y / o parientes cercanos de los muchos Uyghurs que viven en el extranjero están detenidos en cárceles o en "campos de concentración de reeducación política de estilo nazi". En Xinjiang (Turkestán Oriental). La mayoría de los Uyghurs que viven en el extranjero no pueden llamar y enviar mensajes de texto a sus padres y hermanos en el país debido al temor de que sus seres queridos sean enviados a las cárceles o a los llamados "centros de reeducación". Recientemente, hemos recibido de algunas fuentes de su país que el número de Uyghurs que actualmente se encuentran recluidos en cárceles y en "campos de reeducación" es de más de 800,000. Esta es una estimación oficial y el número real podría ser mucho mayor que esto. También nos enteramos de que los Uyghur que viajaron a uno de los 26 países musulmanes en la lista del gobierno chino y regresaron a China, ya sean viejos o jóvenes, hombres o mujeres, están siendo condenados a 10 años de cárcel justo en el aeropuerto y siendo llevados directamente a una cárcel en China desde el aeropuerto. Tenemos información sobre varios casos que involucran víctimas como se mencionó anteriormente. El multimillonario exiliado chino Guo Wengui expuso los abusos de los Uyghur de China y dijo: "Para hablar honestamente, la gente siempre dice que los ciudadanos chinos son tratados como cerdos y perros, pero la gente de Xinjiang y el Tíbet ni siquiera tienen la oportunidad de ser tratados como cerdos y perros Siento una gran pena por ellos ". La situación actual está dañando gravemente la salud mental de los Uyghur en el extranjero, y algunos estudiantes han llegado a un nivel de desintegración mental, sin poder pagar sus costos de matrícula y de vida, y sin poder saber si sus padres y / o los hermanos siguen vivos: la mayoría de los en Uyghur el exterior no han podido comunicarse ni siquiera una vez con sus padres y / o hermanos en Xinjiang (Turkistán Oriental) durante más de 8 meses. Los Uyghur que viven fuera de China comenzaron el año nuevo con profunda frustración, preocupación, miedo y depresión, porque no tienen forma de saber u obtener noticias sobre sus padres y hermanos: si todavía están vivos o muertos, y si están en prisión o en campos de concentración Como parte de los Uyghurs que estudian y viven en el exterior, estamos pidiendo al gobierno chino que detenga sus políticas inhumanas forzadas a los uigures en Xinjiang (Turkestán oriental), China y el extranjero. Le preguntamos al gobierno chino. 1. Cerrar los "campamentos de recaudación política"; están en violación de las leyes relevantes de China y las regulaciones internacionales relevantes; 2. Detener la política que prohíbe a los Uyghur en Xinjiang (Turkistán del este) viajar un país extranjero y los al Uyghur exterior para viajar a Xinjiang (Turkistán del este); 3. Garantizar que los d Uyghurs el extranjero puedan recibir dinero de, enviar dinero y comunicarse con sus padres y / o hermanos en Xinjiang (Turkestán oriental);4. Detener la vigilancia de los Uyghur que tienen familiares en el extranjero y permitirles comunicarse con sus familiares en el extranjero;5. Detenga la vigilancia y el control remoto de los Uyghur que viven en el exterior;6. Dejar de examinar las computadoras hogareñas y los teléfonos móviles de todos los Uyghur que viven en Xinjiang (Turkestán oriental);7. Detener la búsqueda arbitraria de hogares Uyghur, y la asignación obligatoria de "parientes" Han-chinos a cada familia Uyghur. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ توقيع لإيقاف مظالم الصين ضد مسلمي الأُيغوردعوة للتوقيع لإيقاف مظالم الصين ضد مسلمي الأُيغور في تركستان الشرقيةلقد ابتدأت حملة للتوقيع لإيقام مظالم الصين ضد مسلمي الأُيغور داخل تركستان الشرقية التي تزايدت في الآونة الأخيرة. وتطالب الحملة حماية حقوق مسلمي الأُيغور. وتدعم مؤسسة ترك أوجاقلري هذه الحملة. ونطلب من حضراتكم الدعم لهذه الحملة.لتوقف الصين إضطهاداتها ومظالمها ضد مسلمي الأُيغور فوراً!التركستانييون في المهجر 05 يناير 2018تقوم السلطات الصينية بإجراءات غير إنسانية في الآونة الأخيرة وخصوصا بعد أحداث أورومجي في 5 يوليو 2009 5 Temmuz ضد مسلمي الأُيغور في تركستان الشرقية والمسلمين الأُيغور في المهجر.وخاصة بعد تعيين جين جوانغو أمين عام للحزب الشيوعي لمنطقة تركستان الشرقية تزايد الإجراءات النازية الصينية https://freedomsherald.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/chinese-exiled-billionaire-guo-wengui-exposes-chinas-abuse-of-the-uyghursakabinde وتحولت تركستان الشرقية إلى دولة بوليسية وسجن مفتوح. وتقوم السلطات الصينية بحبس كل من لديه أقارب خارج البلاد، https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/in-chinas-far-west-experts-fear-a-ticking-timebomb-religious وكل من سافر خارج البلاد بشكل فردي أو تحت سيطرة شركات السياحة التابعة للسلطات الصينية، وخصوصا الذين سافروا إلى تركيا و26 دولة إسلامية أخرى، كما تقوم بحبس كل من حصل على جواز سفر من قبل السلطات الصينية في الآونة الأخيرة من غير أي محاكمة. وبعد هذه الإجراءات النازية تقوم بإجباره لحضور مخيمات غسل المخ وتمويه العقل وتزييف الحقائق وتجبره على تعلم الأباطيل الشيوعية الملحدة. ويجبر الطلاب الذين يدرسون خارج البلاد للعودة إلى البلاد. مثل ما حصل في مصر أواسط العام الماضي، فقد حبست الصين أسر الطلاب الذين يدرسون في الأزهر الشريف كرهائن وأجبروا الطلاب للعودة إلى البلاد وحبسوا العائدين منهم.ونطالب نحن كتركستانيين يعيشون في المهجر الحكومة والدولة الصينية إلغاء القوانين التالية فوريا، وإعطاء الحقوق المكفولة لنا في الدستور الصيني والقوانين الدولية، كما نتمنى من المجتمع الدولي دعم حملتنا والتوقيع على هذه الحملة:1. على الدولة الصينية أن تقفل مخيمات التربية السياسية التي هي في الحقيقة مخيمات غسيل المخ، عملا بقوانينها والقوانين التي وقعت عليها واعترفت بها.2. على الدولة الصينية إلغاء حظر التجوال لمسلمي الأُيغور، وإلغاء حظر زيارة الأقارب لمسلمي الأُيغور الذين يعيشون في المهجر.3. على الدولة الصينية أن تلغي حظر إرسال الأموال، والرسائل والتواصل عبر الهواتف بين مسلمي الأُيغور داخل البلاد والذين يعيشون في المهجر.4. على الدولة الصينية أن تلغي مراقبة الأسرة التي يعيش أقاربها في المهجر، وتقوم بإعطائهم حقوق التواصل التي تعتبر من الحقوق الأساسية.5. على الدولة الصينية أن تلغي المراقبة عن بعد لمسلمي الأُيغور الذين يعيشون في المهجر، وتتوقف من سياسة حبس أسرهم كرهائن عندهم.6. على الدولة الصينية أن تلغي المراقبة غير اللازمة لأجهزة التواصل من كومبيوتر وهاتف وغيرها الخاصة بمسلمي الأُيغور.7. على الدولة الصينية أن تلغي الزيارات الإجبارية لبيوت الأسرة التركستانية، وتتوقف من إجبار مسلمي الأُيغور لإقامة علاقات أخوية مع الأسرة الصينية الملحدة. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nous sommes des Ouighours qui vivons, travaillons et étudions hors de Chine, dans différents pays du monde. Nous demandons au gouvernement chinois de cesser de se comporter de façon  inhumaine à l’égard des Ouïghours au Xinjiang (Turkestan oriental), en Chine et à l'étranger. Nous demandons au gouvernement chinois : 1.   Doit fermer les "camps de rééducation politique" in Xinjiang (Turkestan oriental), parce qu'ils enfreignent les lois pertinentes de la Chine et les règlements internationaux pertinents ; 2.   Doit arrêter la politique qui interdit aux Ouïghours du Xinjiang (Turkestan oriental) de voyager dans un pays étranger et aux Ouïghours de voyager à l'étranger vers le Xinjiang (Turkestan oriental) ; 3.   Garantir que les Ouïghours à l'étranger peuvent recevoir de l'argent, envoyer de l'argent et communiquer avec leurs parents et / ou leurs frères et sœurs au Xinjiang (Turkestan oriental); 4.   Doit arrêter les surveillances des Ouïghours qui ont de la famille à l'étranger et leur permettre de communiquer avec des parents par les étrangers ; 5.   Doit arrêter les surveillances et les contrôles à distances des Ouïghours au vivants à l’étrangers ; 6.   Doit arrêter des examines les ordinateurs domestiques et les téléphones portables de tous les Ouïghours vivants au Xinjiang (Turkestan oriental); 7.   Doit arrêter la renforcement recherche arbitraire de maisons ouïghoures, et l'assignation obligatoire de "Les parents" Han-Chinois à chaque famille d’Ouïghour.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Китайские власти в настоящее время ведут античеловеческую политику в отношении уйгуров Восточного Туркестана – СУАР (Синцзян-Уйгурский автономный район Китая).Мы, уйгуры, проживающие за пределами своей исторической родины, просим от международной общественности поддержать наши требования в отношении китайских властей и подписать наше обращение. Наши требования к китайским властям:1. Закрыть несовместимыми с международными нормами прав человека лагеря-центры по политическому воспитанию;2. Отменить ограничения выезда граждан из СУАР (Восточный Туркестан) и въезда в СУАР (Восточный Туркестан) туристов-иностранцев;3. На правовой основе дать гарантии отношениям между зарубежными уйгурами и уйгурами СУАР (Восточный Туркестан) в сфере денежных переводов, информации, переписки и почты;4. Прекратить контроль и насильственные действия над уйгурами СУАР (Восточный Туркестан) родственники которых проживают за рубежом, прекратить подслушивания телефонных разговоров и гарантировать безопасность в сфере социальных отношений;5. Прекратить контроль за лицами, проживающими в зарубежных странах, прекратить политику взятия в заложники родственников;6. Прекратить в отношении уйгуров необоснованные проверки компьютеров в их домах и проверки их мобильных телефонов в общественных местах; снять ограничения число лиц, пришедших на различные мероприятия;7. Прекратить действии обязательных посещений домов уйгуров, прекратить насильственную политику породнения между уйгурами и китайцами (ханьцами). --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- .خىتاي ھۆكۈمىتى ئۇيغۇرلارغا قاراتقان ئىنسان قېلىپىدىن چىققان سىياسەتلىرىنى توختاتسۇن مەشئەل ئۇيغۇر گۇرپىسى 2018-يىلى 5-يانۋار خىتاي ھۆكۈمىتى ھازىر شەرقىي تۈركىستاندا ۋە چەت ئەلدە ياشاۋاتقان ئۇيغۇرلار ئۈستىدىن ھەر خىل ئىنسان قېلىپىدىن چىققان سىياسەتلەرنى يولغا قويىۋاتىدۇ.  بىز چەت ئەلدە ياشاۋاتقان بىر گۇرۇپپا ئۇيغۇرلار خىتاي ھۆكۈمىتىدىن تۆۋەندىكىلەرنى تەلەپ قىلىمىز، ھەمدە خەلقئارا جامائەتلىرىدىن بىزنى قوللاپ، مەزكۇر «مۇراجىئەتنامە» گە قول قويۇپ بېرىشنى سورايمىز: خىتاي، خەلقئارالىق ئەھدىنامىلەرگە خىلاپ بولغان «سىياسىي تەربىيىلەش لاگىرلىرى» نى تاقاش.؛1 2. ۋەتەن ئىچىدىكىلەرنىڭ چەت ئەللەرگە چىقالماسلىقى، ۋە چەت ئەلدىكىلەرنىڭ شەرقىي تۈركىستانغا بارالماسلىقى تىپىدىكى ساياھەت چەكلىمىسىنى بىكار قىلىش؛ 3. چەت ئەلدىكى ئۇيغۇرلار بىلەن شەرقىي تۈركىستاندىكى ئۇيغۇرلار ئوتتۇرىسىدىكى پۇل پروۋۇت، خەت-خەۋەر، پوچتا ھوقۇقىغا كاپالەتلىك قىلىش؛  4. تۇغقانلىرى چەتئەللەردە تۇرۇۋاتقانلارنىڭ ئائىلىسىگە بولغان نازارەتنى بىكار قىلىپ، نورمال تېلېفون ۋە باشقا ئىجتىمائىي ئالاقە بىخەتەرلىكىگە كاپالەتلىك قىلىش؛  5. چەت ئەللەردە تۇرىۋاتقان ھەر بىر ئادەمگە قىلىنغان يىراقتىن كونترول ۋە نازارەتنى بىكار قىلىش، تۇغقانلارنى گۆرۈگە ئېلىش سىياسىتىنى ئەمەلدىن قالدۇرۇش؛  6. ئۇيغۇرلارغا قاراتقان ئۆيدىكى كومپيۇتېر ۋە كوچىلاردا تېلېفون تەكشۈرۈشنى، تۈرلۈك مۇراسىملارغا كەلگەنلەرنىڭ سانىغا بولغان چەكلىمىنى بىكار قىلىش؛ 7. ئۇيغۇر ئۆيلىرىگە قاراتقان مەجبۇرى زىيارەتنى، ۋە ئۇيغۇر-خىتاي ئوتتۇرىسىدىكى مەجبۇرى تۇغقانچىلىقنى بىكار قىلىش. **********************************************************************************************************  

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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
56,679 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, Human Rights Campaign, U.S. Senate, Paul D. Ryan, U.S. House of Representatives, Council of the European Union, US State Department

STOP the Israeli forces assault to Coptic monks & preserve Coptic heritage -Deir El Sultan

#CopticDeir #دير_السلطان_قبطي Current Situation Israeli soldiers and police officers are using unacceptable and excessive use of force on Coptic monks and deacons as they lawfully protested the execution of an order that contravenes a standing Israeli Supreme Court ruling on property in favor of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  "Coptic clergy, accompanying His Eminence Archbishop Antonios, Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem, were peacefully demonstrating at the Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem’s Old City, officially the property of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Urgent restoration work has been needed for some time, and the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate had offered on numerous occasions to carry out the required work itself, but was refused. This work is now being carried out by Israeli authorities on their own terms, without the approval of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, and while preventing Archbishop Antonios access throughout. According to the 1971 Israeli Supreme Court ruling, the Coptic Orthodox Church was given sole rights over the Sultan Monastery, but to-date Israeli authorities have failed to implement the ruling, giving rise to unnecessary dissatisfaction, confusion, tension, and violent and forceful behavior against the Coptic community on numerous occasions. This can be alleviated with the execution of the aforementioned standing Supreme Court ruling of 1971 in favor of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem." -Bishop Angelos  A Brief History The Coptic Monastery of the Sultan in Jerusalem dates back to the reign of Sultan Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (684-705 AD), who gave it to the Copts and therefore it was named Deir El-Sultan (i.e. Monastery of the Sultan). The Coptic Orthodox Church’s ownership of Deir El-Sultan was confirmed during the reign of Sultan Salah ad-Din in the twelfth century. Deir El-Sultan is part of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. The Monastery is located on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and has an entrance leading into the Church. It covers an area of 1,800 square meters. In the middle of the outer courtyard it contains the dome of the Church of Saint Helen. It also contains two ancient churches on the southeast side of the monastery, the first is the Church of Archangel Michael and the second is the Church of the Four Living Creatures. On the eastern side of the courtyard there are rooms where the Copts host some of the Ethiopian monks alongside the Abbot’s room where a Coptic monk resides. In the latter half of the seventeenth century, the Ethiopians turned to the Coptic Church to find a temporary shelter because the ownership of their Churches was transferred to the Roman and Armenian churches in 1654. This occurred because the Ethiopian Church was unable to pay their taxes. The Coptic Church in Jerusalem hosted the Ethiopian monks temporarily as guests in Deir Al Sultan.  On October 17th, 1820, the Coptic Church renovated Deir Al Sultan, and this required all residents, both Copts and Ethiopians to temporarily vacate the Monastery. The Ethiopian monks were allowed to return to stay as guests in the monastery in 1840 as members of the Coptic Church. Some persons representing foreign governments spread seeds of discord between the Copts and the Ethiopians and they urged the Ethiopian monks to repeatedly attempt to seize the monastery. This occurred on: - November 1850, the Ethiopians tried to seize the key of Deir El-Sultan, but it was returned to the Copts according to an official document by the Ottoman Empire on February 3rd, 1851.  - In 1862, they once again attempted to seize the key, but the key of the monastery was returned according to an official document by the Ottoman Empire on March 9th, 1863. - In 1888, the Copts made renovations to one of the churches of Deir Al-Sultan with the official permission of the Jerusalem Municipality. The Ethiopian monks tried to prevent the Copts from completing the renovations. The Copts filed a lawsuit to the Ottoman Ministry of Justice in Istanbul on December 2nd, 1891. The Ottoman Sultan decided on January 18th, 1894 that the Copts had the right of ownership of Deir El-Sultan, obliging the Ethiopians to stay away. - In 1906, the Ethiopian monks requested to renovate the monastery as an initial step in the attempt to seize it. Therefore, the Coptic Church hastened to file a request for renovation, which was approved by the concerned official authorities in 1910, confirming the Copts’ right to manage Deir El-Sultan. - In 1945, during the British mandate, the Ethiopians painted one of the rooms in which they lived. The governor of Jerusalem sent a letter to them confirming that this work may not be considered in the future as a presumption supporting any of their rights in Deir El-Sultan. He sent a copy of this letter to Coptic Bishop in Jerusalem. - In February of 1959, the Ethiopians misled the Jordanian administrator of Jerusalem, convincing him of their right to Deir El-Sultan. The Jordanian government handed Deir El-Sultan over to the Ethiopians by force on February 22nd, 1961. The Patriarch, Pope Cyril VI, sent a delegation of Archbishops to meet with His Majesty, the King of Jordan. They provided the King with documents proving the Coptic Church’s ownership of the monastery. His Majesty issued a decision on April 1st, 1961 to cancel the previous decision and to form a ministerial committee to study the documents submitted. Accordingly, the committee issued a decision annulling the previous decision issued on February 22nd, 1961, and confirmed the right of the Copts in the ownership of Deir El-Sultan and the need to return the keys to the Coptic Church. - On April 25th, 1970, during the Holy Resurrection Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Israeli government sent military forces who enabled the Ethiopians monks to seize Deir El-Sultan and change the locks. They gave the new keys to the Ethiopians. When the Coptic monks knew this, they rushed to Deir El-Sultan to recover their property, but the Israeli forces forcibly prevented the Bishop of the Copts and all those with him from entering Deir El-Sultan. The Bishop of the Copts immediately filed a lawsuit in the Israeli Supreme Court, which unanimously decided, on March 16th, 1971, to return the keys of the Monastery to the Copts. However, the Israeli government has refused to implement the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court since 1971 to the present day. - On September 22nd, 2017, as a result of renovations on the roof of the Greek Orthodox Church adjacent to Deir El Sultan, a small stone fell from the roof of the Church of Archangel Michael, one of the two churches in Deir El Sultan. This led to the closure of the church by the Dangerous Buildings Department of the Jerusalem Municipality until the completion of renovations and the repair of the damage to the roof of the church. For some strange reason, all the preliminary consultations and inspections of the damage were done without notifying the Coptic Church, the owner of the property. We therefore contacted the concerned departments and authorities to express our dissatisfaction at this complete disregard of our ownership of the property. We asked in writing to have the necessary repairs done at our own expense. The request was refused, and the government offered to do the repairs as a neutral party. We gave them some conditions in order for us to accept this and we also sent a letter stating the conditions. As we did not receive any reply, we sent several other letters to confirm our readiness to complete the repairs at our expense. We sent the engineering report, the blueprints, and the Contract Agreement to the engineering office assigned with the renovations of the archaeological sites in order to start the necessary repairs, but we have yet to receive any written response. On the evening of Thursday, October 19th, 2017, the government-appointed engineer tried to admit the equipment to begin repairs without notifying us in writing. All of us, as monks, deacons, sub-deacons, led by our Archbishop, rushed to perform a peaceful protest in front of Deir Al Sultan’s gate to prevent the entry of any equipment for repair. Some officers from various parties tried to convince us to allow the equipment to enter the site, but we refused this without prior coordination in order to preserve our rights. The Egyptian Embassy intervened in this matter, and this led to the delay of the work until coordination in writing is made with us. It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian Foreign Ministry firmly supports the Coptic Church in its legitimate demand for its right to restore a Coptic Egyptian monument, on the basis that Deir El-Sultan is a matter that concerns Egypt and not only the Church.  We call upon all parties concerned to support the Coptic Church in preserving its property in the Holy Land.

Andrew Costandi
56,305 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, Human Rights Campaign

Hold plebiscite in Kashmir

For decades, the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir have suffered persistent human rights violations at the hands of the Indian authorities and the Army. The Indian government on Monday introduced a resolution to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which grants a special status to occupied Kashmir, mounting tension in the disputed valley with unprecedented numbers of Indian troops deployed in the region. For the last 10 days about 70,000 troops have been deployed and Indian authorities have placed large parts of the disputed region under lockdown. Civilians are brutally punished if they are seen to challenge or campaign against the oppressive occupation. Communications are cut, with private mobile networks, internet services and telephone landlines blocked. Before the network disruptions, senior former and current Kashmiri political leaders tweeted that they had been put under house arrest. The population of Kashmir is demanding the right for self-determination as mandated by the United Nations resolutions. They have the right to object to what appears to be a dictatorship as opposed to a democracy at present. It is for all these reasons that India must be held accountable for these human rights violations. Civilians have suffered since the 1990s without any assistance from international bodies. We would therefore like the Human Rights Council to take account of the evidence with a view to mounting an investigation into the serious oppression and human rights violations suffered by the people of Kashmir. Furthermore, we request a completely unbiased plebiscite to be held in Kashmir, giving the people their right to select their future.

Beaconhouse School System- PECHS Campus
54,110 supporters