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Theresa May MP

  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party

Theresa Mary May is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Home Secretary since 2010.


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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
1,463,965 supporters
Petitioning World Leaders

Jerusalem must remain the capital of Palestine القدس يجب أن تبقى عاصمة فلسطين

Donald Trump is expected to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move will break long-time US policy and potentially stir unrest, not only in the Middle East but around the world. Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967 and subsequent occupation of the area is still considered illegal by the United Nations. This announcement could spark controversy and provoke violence across the world and fan flames of militancy. It will also break decades of diplomacy and disrupt the Arab-Israeli peace talks. Help us stop this declaration. 1967 borders must be respected and Jerusalem must remain the capital of Palestine. من المتوقع ان يعلن دونالد ترامب القدس عاصمة لاسرائيل. هذه الخطوة ستكسر سياسة الولايات المتحدة وتزيد من الاضطراب، ليس فقط في الشرق الأوسط ولكن في جميع أنحاء العالم. لا يزال يعتبر ضم إسرائيل للقدس الشرقية في عام 1967 والاحتلال اللاحق للمنطقة غير قانوني من جانب الأمم المتحدة. هذا الإعلان قد يثير الجدل ويثير العنف في جميع أنحاء العالم ويشعل نيران من التطرف. كما انه سيكسر عقود من الدبلوماسية ويعرقل محادثات السلام العربية الاسرائيلية. ساعدنا في إيقاف هذا الإعلان. القدس يجب أن تبقى عاصمة فلسطين

Nadera Alsukkar
1,491,355 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Tim Farron MP

Keep the Ban on Fox Hunting

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, made a recent announcement:  "Personally, I've always been in favour of fox hunting." However, the British public have made it very clear in the years of Tory rule that they do not agree with her outdated opinions. It's time to tell May that her 'personal' opinions are not representative of the country she is paid to serve. 84% of the population have shown support for keeping Labour's 2004 hunting ban in place, don't let May repeal this important piece of legislation. The practice of fox hunting involves setting a pack of dogs on a fox and then chasing it on horseback, usually in traditional dress. The "sport" is to many people a vicious and outdated pastime, and the idea of repealing the ban put in place by the Labour government, so that people like May can hunt and kill helpless creatures, is a horrific one. Please sign this petition to show the Prime Minister how archaic her view is on the topic of hunting for sport, and show your support for the animals that the ban currently protects.

Nicky Waterson
792,714 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP

Reverse the government's decision to give the go ahead for a puppy farm in Hull, created with the purpose of providing beagle puppies to laboratories for animal testing!

The government have just given the go ahead for a puppy farm in Hull to supply animals to laboratories for testing. These beautiful and loving animals will never know love or compassion, just pain, suffering and neglect! It's WRONG and CRUEL!!!! But quite apart from the suffering of innocent dogs, these experiments are now proven to also delay and prevent the arrival of effective treatments and cures for human patients. MPs are now signing EDM 66, calling for a thorough science hearing to prove that such 19th century obsolete science must immediately stop, for all our sakes.  EDM 66: http://edm66.forlifeonearth.org/

Emma Hart
606,642 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron

Justice for Chunky - stop people who abuse animals from owning ever again

This petition is for Chunky the Chihuahua who was attacked for hours in what the RSPCA called one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse they had ever seen. Chunky was, over a period of hours, beaten and drugged, his neck was broken, he was set on fire and finally he was dumped and left for dead. Despite serious injury, and against all odds, Chunky lived. The people who committed this abuse were only banned from keeping animals for five years. As an animal lover, who once owned a dog just like Chunky, I found this story highly upsetting. What shocked me is that these abusers and others like them will be able to own an animal again one day. There’s nothing to prevent them doing this again. I'm asking that anyone who abuses animals, regardless of their age, be placed on an Animal Cruelty Register which would follow them for life. In some states in the US they already have animal abuse registries. If this had happened in New York these abusers would have to sign onto an animal abuse list that would prevent them from ownership of animals. The UK need to introduce a similar law. A five year ban is not sufficient-- it is hard to implement in practice and why do we assume abusers attitudes will have changed after a few years? Our legal system should have an animal abuse list so that we are aware of people who have mistreated animals.  Please sign this petition for an animal abuse register. Let's get justice for dogs like Chunky. 

Maxine Berry
606,438 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, H.E. Mr Matthew Rycroft, H.E. Ms Nikki Haley, H.E. Mr Liu Jieyi, H.E. Mr François Delattre, H.E. Mr. Evgeniy Zagaynov, H .E. Mr Sacha Sergio Llorenti Soliz, H.E. Mr Amr Abdellatif A...

Stop the Genocide in Myanmar! Take Aung San Suu Kyi & Chief General to International Court

Right now, in Myanmar, Young children, women and men, the old and the disabled are all being tortured, set on fire, raped, murdered and their houses burned. We as the humankind have to take action because they are innocent people that don't deserve this affliction.This is a prosecution of the Rohingya Muslim community is due to the fact that the army and the government deems (Islam) a foreign to the state's religion which is Buddhism. Religion shall not be the difference between humanity and punishment.  Upon the documentations of the crime against humanity being conducted in Myanmar by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a ‘flash report’ which was released on 3 February 2017, no serious action seems to have been taken to end this genocide since then. This is regardless of the fact that another recent report made on the 30th August 2017 seems to have found that indeed the violence being shown towards the Rohingya population in Rakhine State throughout this protracted crackdown could “very likely” amount to crimes against humanity. The crackdown is said to have resulted in the killings of more than 10,000  Rohingya. This crackdown has equally been found to have resulted in the displacement of more than 300,000 Rohingya which is inclusive of about 90,000 who sought refuge from neighboring Bangladesh within the last 2 months.  Also according to OHCHR noted that “more than half of the women its human rights team interviewed reported having suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence. Many other interviewees reported witnessing killings, including of family members and having family who were missing.” It is clear by now that there have been serious human rights laws both local and international that have been violated by the Myanmar government through its security forces. It is also clear that these violations which have resulted in approximately more than tens of thousands of people murdered from a specific community alongside the displacement of even more people certainly amounts to genocide as opposed to just being termed as being “very likely” to amount to crimes against humanity. Further, even after the Myanmar government assured the United Nations that the appropriate actions were going to be taking in order to address these issues, it is clear that apart from a few actions which seem to be more of a show as opposed to action, nothing more is being done to protect the Rohingya. The fact that the government has consistently absolved its security of any wrong doings just goes to show that the Myanmar government is the orchestrater of all that is happening to the Rohingya people. Burma is a member of UN charter which is a “super – treaty” article 103 therefore its binding to international law charter supersedes any other domestic law and in this case has to be resolved in favor of the mandate. Due to CIL (Customary International Law) Burma is binding International Law regardless of the treaty status.  We, therefore, demand that you respond to this matter with the seriousness that it deserves alongside pursuing military intervention in a bid to safeguard the interests of the Rohingya community. We also urge you to implement the provisions of Article 3 against the provisions of Article 2.7 which provides that freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment supersedes the latter. A clear illustration of the utilization of these provisions is inclusive of cases such as Hitler's case in Germany, and Kosovo’s case alongside others. In all these examples, intervention against genocide in the independent countries had to be persuaded. Further, prior to its adoption of the Universal Declaration, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the prevention and punishment of Genocide, which obligates all States to "prevent and punish" such heinous crimes. It equally permits them to "call upon the competent organs of the United Nations" to take action for this purpose." You also provided that "Since genocide is almost always committed with the connivance, if not the direct participation, of the State authorities, it is hard to see how the United Nations could prevent it without intervening in a State's internal affairs." It is, therefore, only appropriate that you come in as an organization and intervene as soon and as fast as possible.  I deeply believe that it is during this time in which the Rohingya people in Myanmar are deeply in need of the world intervention. There is no better way for this to happen than the enforcement of appropriate actions and/or mechanisms by the United Nations. This would certainly go a long way in ensuring justice for the Rohingya people alongside other vulnerable minorities. Please accept, Excellencies, to help restore the dignity of the Rohingya people alongside other minorities in Myanmar.  Bring justice back in this world and with your help we can achieve sending this message of  support and expression of unity to those leaders that have no mercy. Sign and share this petition. We are currently in discussion with Iternational Criminal Lawyers to resolve this issue by drafting lawsuit against the leaders of myanmar.  Please donate generously.  https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/justice-for-rohingya/ Also we are aranging a demonstration at 10 Downing Street pressuring our leaders to step up and speak out. Date confirmed for the 30th September 2017 at 11:30 am Saturday.  Please also check our website at www.muminbeliever.com dedicated for Rohingya State. Thank you Hussein & Najma

Hussein Mohamed & Najma Maxamed
420,298 supporters
Petitioning Angela Merkel (CDU)

World leaders: Please act to save our lives in Aleppo

I am one of the very last doctors serving the remaining 300,000 citizens of eastern Aleppo. Atrocities are being committed every day. The Syrian regime and Russian aircraft are systematically targeting civilians and hospitals across the city. We have seen no real effort from President Trump, Chancellor Merkel or Prime Minister May to prevent the criminal attacks against civilians and our hospitals. That is why I've started this petition. World leaders are not listening to my voice alone. Will you join me and make a call so loud they can’t ignore us? For five years, we have borne witness as countless patients, friends and colleagues suffered violent, tormented deaths. For five years, the world has stood by and remarked how ‘complicated’ Syria is, while doing little to protect us. Last month there were 42 attacks on medical facilities in Syria, 15 of which were hospitals in which my colleagues and I work. At this rate, our medical services in Aleppo could be completely destroyed in a month, leaving 300,000 people to die. What pains me and my fellow doctors the most is choosing who will live and who will die. Young children are sometimes brought into our emergency rooms so badly injured that we have to prioritise those with better chances, or simply don’t have the equipment to help them. A few weeks ago, four newborn babies gasping for air suffocated to death after a blast cut the oxygen supply to their incubators. Their lives ended before they had really begun. Despite the horror, we choose to be here. We took a pledge to help those in need. We have a duty to remain and help. All we ask now is for Trump, Merkel, May and other world leaders to do their duty, too. We do not need their tears or sympathy or even prayers, we need them to act. We need them to prove that they are the friends of Syrians. Please join us in our call. Ask world leaders to save the people of Aleppo.

Dr. Hamza Al Khatib
742,083 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP

Introduce ‘Helen’s Law': where hiding a body, preventing a burial and obstructing a coroner become criminal offences - with ‘whole life’ tariffs

To lose a loved one is devastating. To lose a loved one to murder is horrific. To be denied their funeral causes unimaginable suffering. I have endured this nightmare for almost 28 years. Ian Simms is serving a life sentence (on overwhelming forensic evidence) for the murder of my daughter Helen McCourt, aged 22, on 9 February 1988, in Billinge, Lancs. For almost three decades Simms has refused to reveal the whereabouts of Helen’s body – denying us the chance to grant her the dignity of a funeral and resting place.The case made legal history as only the third ever UK murder trial without a body. Sadly, as killers go to ever-desperate lengths to hide evidence and evade justice such cases have become more common. Without stiffer penalties they will continue to rise. In January 2016 a Parole Board will decide on Simms’ application for freedom. As it currently stands, the English legal system does not require a convicted murderer (at the end of their determined tariff) to admit guilt or reveal the location of a victim’s remains before being released. If parole is granted, my hopes of finding my daughter may never be realised. No other family should live this ordeal.I, hereby, petition the Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May to acknowledge the pain and distress caused to the families of missing murder victims by: Denying parole to murderers for as long as they refuse to disclose the whereabouts of their victim’s remains Passing a full life tariff (denying parole or release) until the murderer discloses the location (and enables the recovery) of their victim’s remains Automatically applying the following rarely-used common law offences in murder trials without a body*; preventing the burial of a corpse and conspiracy to prevent the burial of a corpse, disposing of a corpse, obstructing a coroner (*as in the case of R v Hunter, 1974 (from Archbold, Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice 2015) Denying a funeral is, surely, an infringement of basic human rights. Please support me. Picture by Chris Neill

Marie Mccourt
410,954 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP

Free the 6 British Veterans from Indian jail #CHENNAI6

5 Years rigorous imprisonment in a Indian Jail is the Sentence for 6 of our Brave British Veterans In 2013 we started a petition after six British ex-soldiers were wrongly arrested and imprisoned without charge for straying into Indian waters without permission & carrying illegal weapons without licence by Indian authorities while working to protect merchant seaman in some of the most dangerous seas in the world. After spending 9 months in prison and a charge finally being filed against them 3 months in, they were released on bail, and began to fight to prove their innocence, which they done successfully and all charges were dropped in July 2014 leaving them free to return home. Unfortunately this was not the case. The Indian authorities held their passports and documents stopping them from returning home to their loved ones and denying their freedom. The Indian Q Branch police lodged an appeal to have their charges re-instated when a full trial was ordered by the Supreme Court. After a long and mentally torturing wait the trial began in September 2015 in the Magistrates court of the port where they were first arrested. On the 11th of January 2016 our hearts sank, our brothers, husbands, Sons, and fathers had been given a Guilty verdict and sentence to 5 years rigorous imprisonment. Not one of us or the people involved could have saw this verdict coming. All the evidence to prove their innocence was submitted in court, the trial had gone in their favour from day one, and most importantly they were innocent! The devastation and anguish this has caused us, the families is huge. It has left us crushed and with little hope. We know have no communication with the men and We don’t know who or where to turn to. This is why we are asking you to sign our petition, to Free our men and end this miscarriage of justice. We understand fully that one country cannot intervene in another’s judicial process, But when innocent men are being prosecuted for a crime they have not committed, then they should have a obligation to protect the human rights and freedom of these men and have them released and brought home. These men devoted their lives protecting others.  They fought for the British government now the British government must fight for them.  https://www.justgiving.com/freesgo6 Text FSGO66 £1 to 70070  if you wish to donate to our fund

Yvonne Machugh
410,511 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP

Stop Brutal Elephant Poachers - Ban ALL Ivory Trade in the U.K.

Did you know that the U.K. is the largest legal ivory exporter in the world, exporting a shocking 370% more ivory than the world's second largest exporter (the U.S.)? Yet unbelievably, British Prime Minister Theresa May quietly dropped her own party’s earlier pledge to ban all ivory sales. By allowing legal (antique) ivory to be sold, the U.K. is paving the way for brutal poachers to get their illegal ivory into the market, resulting in bloodshed for innocent elephants. Elephants endure excruciating deaths for the ivory trade; many are attacked with poison arrows, and it takes an agonizing 15 to 20 minutes to die after being hit. Once the elephant is dead, the poachers hack off their tusks. Because the rest of the elephant is “worthless” to them, the poachers often use battery acid to eat away the elephants’ flesh when they are done. An elephant is killed every fifteen minutes for its ivory. If the cruel and illegal ivory trade continues, we could lose these amazing animals for good. Sign the petition to tell Theresa May that the U.K. government must honor their pledge to finally ban ALL ivory trade.  

Lady Freethinker
406,939 supporters