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Petitioning Theresa May MP, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, David Cameron MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP, Jeremy Hunt

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
1,750,317 supporters
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
68,479 supporters
Petitioning David Cameron MP

Libérez Nazanin Ratcliffe

Ma femme Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, travailleuse sociale de 37 ans, rendait visite à sa famille en Iran. Le 3 avril 2016, elle était à l’aéroport sur le chemin du retour vers le Royaume-Uni quand elle a été arrêtée par la Garde Révolutionnaire Iranienne. Elle a été transférée dans un endroit inconnu dans la province de Kerman, située à 1000 kilomètres au sud de Téhéran, et y est détenue en isolement.Gabriella Ratcliffe, notre fille de 3 ans (qui n’a que la nationalité britannique), s’est vue confisquer son passeport et est bloquée en Iran avec ses grands-parents.Nazanin n’a pas pas été autorisée à avoir accès à un avocat ou à sa fille. Elle n’a pas eu le droit de m’appeler moi, son mari britannique, et la Croix-Rouge n’a pas réussi à la contacter.Aucune charge n’a été retenue contre elle. Nazarin a averti sa famille qu’on l’a contrainte à signer des aveux dont elle ne connaît pas le contenu. Sa famille a été informée que l’enquête est une question de “sécurité nationale”.Il est difficile de comprendre comment une jeune mère et son bébé, en vacances, constitueraient un problème de sécurité nationale. Elle a régulièrement voyagé en Iran pour rendre visite à sa famille depuis qu’elle a fait du Royaume-Uni sa terre d’adoption.  Avant son arrestation, Nazarin travaillait comme chef de projet pour la Fondation Thomson-Reuters, qui lance des projets caritatifs dans le monde entier. La Fondation ne travaille pas en Iran.Nazanin est aujourd’hui maintenue en isolement depuis plus d'un an.S'il vous plaît, aidez moi à faire rentrer ma femme et ma fille à la maison en signant ma pétition demandant à notre Première Ministre Theresa May d’utiliser son pouvoir et d’intervenir.

Richard Ratcliffe
1,750,317 supporters
Petitioning US State Department, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Cory Booker, Robert Menendez, Donald Trump, Bonnie Watson Coleman,

Free Xiyue Wang

Since August of 2016, Xiyue Wang, an American citizen and graduate student at Princeton University, has been imprisoned in Iran on false spying charges. Wang is a history student, and he went to Iran in the spring of 2016 to do dissertation research on late 19th/early 20th century governance in the Islamic central Asian world. The project grew out of Wang's longstanding respect for Islam and his love for Persian culture. The documents he needed were mostly bureaucratic paperwork and definitely not confidential. Iranian authorities reviewed and approved Wang’s research plans in advance, and even wrote him a letter of introduction to the archives. All of the documents Wang scanned were cleared with state archivists. Needless to say, Wang is completely innocent of all charges against him. The Iranian government is holding Wang as a political pawn. Since Wang was imprisoned a year and a half ago, he has been assaulted and threatened by other prisoners, interrogated for hours on end by Iranian officials, and periodically held in solitary confinement. His family, friends, and colleagues believe his life is in danger. The ward in which Wang is currently held is cold and flea-ridden, and Wang is suffering from tooth decay, arthritis, and severe depression as a result of his confinement. He has been given no warm clothes or blankets for winter, and no medical attention outside of basic pain relievers. He is not even allowed to receive the books his friends and family have tried to send him. Meanwhile, Wang’s wife and young son suffer heartache, anxiety, and crushing uncertainty as they hope for his return to the United States. Wang’s four-year-old son has not seen his father in two years; sometimes, he has trouble even remembering Wang's face.  We call on the United States government to do everything in its power to secure the release of this American citizen, scholar,  father, husband, and friend. We call on the Iranian government to stop playing politics with Wang’s life, and to return him to his family and his home as soon as possible.

Free Xiyue Wang
3,944 supporters
Petitioning David Cameron MP

Libertad para Nazanin Ratcliffe

Mi mujer Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tiene 37 años y trabaja en una ONG. Mientras volvía al Reino Unido tras unas vacaciones para visitar a su familia en Irán fue detenida por la Guardia Revolucionaria de Irán. De ese lugar fue enviada a un lugar desconocido en la provincia de Kerman, a unos 1.000 kilómetros al sur de Teherán, donde ha estado en prisión. A Gabriella Ratcliffe, nuestra hija de tan sólo 22 meses y que sólo tiene nacionalidad británica, le confiscaron el pasaporte y vive con sus abuelos maternos sin poder volver a nuestra casa. A Nazanin no le han permitido ver en todo este tiempo ni a un abogado ni tampoco a nuestra hija. Ni tan siquiera le han permitido hacer una llamada fuera del país para hablar conmigo, su marido, e incluso la Cruz Roja tampoco ha conseguido poder establecer contacto con ella. No hay cargos contra ella. Nazanin pudo contar a su familia que le obligaron a firmar una confesión bajo coacción, cuyo contenido se desconoce. A la familia todo lo que le han dicho es que se le relaciona con un problema de “seguridad nacional”. Es difícil entender cómo una joven madre y su hija pequeña pueden ser considerados como un problema de seguridad nacional mientras están de vacaciones. Ella ha viajado a Irán de forma regular para visitar a su familia desde que se vino a vivir al Reino Unido. Nazanin trabajaba como gerente de proyectos para la Fundación Thomson-Reuters, encargados de llevar a cabo proyectos de caridad en todo el mundo. Una organización que no opera en Irán. Por favor, ayúdenme a traer a mi esposa y a mi hija a casa firmando esta petición y pidiéndole a la Primera Ministra británica Theresa May que utilice su poder y que intervenga en esta situación. 

Richard Ratcliffe
1,750,317 supporters
Petitioning INTERPOL, United Nations, United States Supreme Court, Amnesty International Australia, Human Rights Campaign, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel (CDU), ABC, John McCain, Andrew Cuomo, Ang...

Prosecute Ben Caspit

Ben Caspit, a prominent Israeli journalist, wrote in his article (Hebrew) on Tuesday Dec 19, 2017 a cunning suggestion: ‘We should exact a price’ from Ahed Tamimi ‘in the dark,’ “In the case of the girls, we should exact a price at some other opportunity, in the dark, without witnesses and cameras” It is clear what Ben Caspit is inciting for.Caspit’s remarks have been noticed in mainstream media, but they have not received the seriousness they deserve. These are not just words.  Ben caspit is referring to a 16 year old palestinian child, Ahed Tamimi. Ahed Tamimi was arrested by Israeli Forces for no real reason.Many Palestinian teens are struggling everyday from IDF for no reasons. Ahed is not the only one, not the first either, but she had the courage to defend herself where people like her has absolutely zero rights. The inciter ( Ben Caspit ) is one who reaches out and seeks to influence the mind of another to commit a crime. In criminal law, incitement is the encouragement of another person to commit a crime. Depending on the jurisdiction, some or all types of incitement may be illegal. Where illegal, it is known as an inchoate offense, where harm is intended but may or may not have actually occurred. The plan to commit crime may exist only in the mind of one person until others are incited to join in, at which point the social danger becomes more real. Are we going to wait for this to happen?! We need your support to prosecute Ben Caspit so no crime may occur. And so other offenders think twice before inciting such a crime. What if Ahed is your child? Or the other countless victims arrested with no charges? Insinuating rape or abuse for any reason at all is absolutely unacceptable. Our voice can be heard if we are loud enough. Sign this petition, pass it along - perhaps this is all they have. Wouldn't you want that for your own?  

Nasri Akil
472 supporters
Petitioning news agency  "Gaza now", Human Rights Campaign, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Barack Obama, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),...

Gaza is collapsing..where are the human rights..

Gaza, a small Palestinian city, where more than two million people live! Besieged from all sides, from land, sea, and air, "Arab, Israeli and American siege." Small Gaza where Palestinians are living refugees who have been displaced from their country occupied by Israel. There are thousands of patients and humanitarian cases need to travel for treatment, all crossings are closed. No travel, no life, nothing, everything collapses,Where are human rights, where are international organizations, where are international courts!Gaza has gone through three wars "2008, 2009, 2012,2014".Every day the children, women and men of Palestine are subjected to arrest, murder and displacement!Palestinian resistance is a legitimate right of the Palestinian people of all kinds. The Palestinian resistance must be supported in order to defend the Palestinian people and repel the occupation.There must be a united position in order to stand by besieged Gaza.The pictures and videos that are published every day summarize the story of pain and pain there.We must stop supporting the Israeli occupation that commits massacres against the Palestinian people.Gaza deserves life, Gaza deserves full support, Gaza deserves to defend it.The occupation must leave the land of the Palestinians.You must move to stand before your responsibilities towards Gaza and the oppressed people of Palestine.

غزة الآن - Gaza Now
337 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, Justin Trudeau, Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Rupert Phillips, Robin Li, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), Larry Ellison, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Ti...

Stop the Blockade on Yemen and ask the United Nations to take action and aid the Yemenis

I am not sure if many of you have heard about the Blockade that is happening in Yemen but it's time people recognize this crisis. Thousands of Yemenis have died during the war between Saudi and Yemen and more than 20 percent of the deaths are innocent children. Many were killed by Saudi airstrikes and many are starving right now as a result of the Blockade held by Saudi Arabia. Immediately end the support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen by any country and work on supplying the families in Yemen with health care and resources.Call for an end to the Saudi-led Coalition's bombing campaignCall for an end to the Saudi-imposed blockade on Yemen    

Dayana Brahem
222 supporters
Petitioning Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran's head of the judicial system Sadegh Larijani

Free Iranian human right activist Narges Mohammadi

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian woman in her forties and the mother of two young children, is a longtime activist for human rights and women’s rights, who has been in and out of prison for the last fifteen years.  She served as Executive Chair of the Center for Human Rights Defenders, where she was closely associated with Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi. The Center was closed by the Iranian government in 2008.  Narges Mohammadi also founded and worked for an organization to oppose the death penalty.  In May, 2016, she was sentenced to sixteen years in prison for her non-violent human rights activities. She is currently serving this sentence in Evin Prison, and she is suffering from several severe medical problems such as seizer, long and neurological problems. Narges has consistently received degrading and inhumane treatment from prison officials. Authorities have used access to her ten-year-old twins as a tool to punish her, denying her telephone contact. When Narges undertook a hunger strike to protest the authority’s refusal to let her speak with her children, it triggered global outrage and thousands of people, including more than 100,000 Iranians, posted messages in solidarity through a Twitter campaign. After 20 days, Narges was able to speak with her children.  Narges Mohammadi's courageous human rights work should be praised not punished. Amnesty International has designated Narges Mohammadi a Prisoner of Conscience. 15 Iranian parliamentarians have called for her release, urging the Government "to apply the clemency and mercy of the Islamic republic" and to reunite her with her children. We join in this appeal. Free Narges Mohammadi! نرگس محمدی فعال حقوق بشر ایرانی‌ است که به خاطر فعالیت‌های صلح جویانه خود چندین بار به زندان افتاده. آخرین بار در سال ۱۳۹۵ به ۱۶ سال زندان محکوم گردید که دادگاه تجدید نظر هم این حکم را تایید کرد. او حتا از تماس تلفنی با فرزندان ۱۰ ساله خود محروم گردید، که منجر به اعتصاب غذای او در زندان شد، در پی‌ این اعتصاب غذا و افزایش فشارهای بین المللی نرگس محمدی اجازه تماس تلفنی با فرزندان خود را یافت. او از بیماریهای بسیار همانند تشنّج، مشکلات ریوی و نرولژیکی رنج میبرد. سازمان عفو بین الملل خواهان آزادی فوری نرگس محمدی گردیده. فعالیت‌های او باید مورد تشویق قرار گیرد نه اینکه سبب زندانی شدن او گردد. ما خواهان آزادی سریع نرگس محمدی هستیم

Ida Irani
156 supporters
Petitioning Sadegh Larijani, president hasan rohani, Javad zarif, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Stop Assaulting and Persecuting Shahram Chiniyan and His Family

On February 19, 2018, Shahram Chiniyan's mother gave us a call saying that Shahram, a member of Baha'i faith in Tehran, was attacked and stabbed by people sent from the regime. His belongings were stolen, including his cell phone. He is recently released from the hospital and is resting at home. Shahram could not express the details behind the phone because his telephone is wiretapped by the Iranian Government.  For being a Baha'i, Shahram was first imprisoned in 2009 and spent 13 months in prison without any actual legal sentence. Then, in March 2012, he began serving his sentence of 8 years in prison and 70 lashes. He was cruelly tortured and beaten in prison, and was intentionally held where dangerous criminals are kept. Shahram's crime was identified as insulting the religion Islam. However, the sentence was only an excuse to persecute him for his religious beliefs.  After his release from Raja'i Shahr prison, Shahram was purposefully denied of the right to work. The regime systematically discriminated him and wherever he went to find a job, he was faced with obstacles. For instance, they told him they would not hire a former prisoner, or they said that, "We are afraid of employing you for the government asked us not to do so".  Shahram is the only member of his family who pays for his mother and brother's expenses. As an Iranian Baha'i citizen, the government of Iran has taken away his right to work, to safety, to have freedom of expression and religion, and to even live. This assault on Shahram's life is not an accident. Therefore, the government of Iran is responsible to answer for what is happened to him. I am calling the Islamic Republic of Iran and its leaders to stop persecuting Shahram Chiniyan and his family for believing in Baha'i faith.   

Romina Frohar
102 supporters