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Petitioning United Nations, International Criminal Court

Hold Myanmar’s military accountable for genocide

In Myanmar, young children, women and men, the old and the disabled have been tortured, set on fire, raped, murdered and their houses burned. The persecution of the Rohingya Muslim community has been well documented through the media.We started this petition to hold those in charge to account through the International Criminal Court (ICC). We crowdfunded to put pressure on the United Nations, we protested outside Downing Street and we also have gotten in-touch with International Lawyers to pursue an investigation to put on pressure. A year later, the UN have released a report saying that 6 of top military leaders should be investigated for genocide and other crimes against humanity. Although they say that it should be referred to the ICC, a monument and rare step, the referral still needs the backing of the permanent five Security Council members - and may be rejected.That’s why we need to add as much pressure as possible to show that this issue cannot be ignored. Please sign this petition to add public pressure so that the people responsible for destroying lives are actually held accountable.More than 10,000 Rohingya Muslims have been murdered. Over 700,000 Rohingya have been displaced. We as the humankind have to take action because they are innocent people that don't deserve this. The Rohingya community is being ethnically cleaned as the army and the government deems (Islam) a foreign. The OHCHR also 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.” When I started this petition, the UN said that war crimes having been committed was “very likely.” Now, they say genocide must investigated. Myanmar’s leader Aung Sang Su Kyi should also be held accountable. This is not easy but we are getting closer. The Rohingya community are still suffering - justice is needed - history will wonder how we have allowed this to happen. We say never again.The enforcement of the UN’s findings would go a long way in ensuring justice for the Rohingya people alongside other vulnerable minorities.Please help us to convince the International Criminal Court to invesitgate by signing this petition.

Hussein Mohamed & Najma Maxamed
477,822 supporters
Petitioning United Nations

Jatuhkan sanksi PBB untuk Cina penyiksa Muslim Uyghur *Tak Tahan Disiksa China, Wanita Muslim Uighur Minta Dibunuh* Seorang perempuan etnis Muslim Uighur membeberkan perlakuan Pemerintah China terhadap mereka. Ia mengaku kerap menjadi korban penyiksaan dan pernah berpikir untuk minta dibunuh. Mihirigul Tursun saat berada di Amerika Serikat menceritakan penyiksaan yang diterimanya saat berada di kamp detensi yang khusus dibuat untuk menahan warga Uighur. Selama berada di sana, wanita 29 tahun itu menyebut dirinya diperiksa selama empat hari tanpa tidur. Rambutnya pun dicukur hingga gundul. Tak hanya itu, berulang kali badannya disetrum. Usai menerima berbagai macam siksaan, Tursun pernah dipaksa ikut pemeriksaan medis yang aneh dan tanpa tujuan jelas. Ia mengatakan, dirinya tiga kali ditangkap dan dibawa ke detensi. Semakin sering ditangkap, semakin sadis pula penyiksaan yang diterima."Saya pikir saya lebih baik mati dari pada melewati segala siksaan itu, dan saya memohon kepada mereka untuk membunuh saya," ujar Tursun seperti dikutip AP dalam forum National Press Club di Washington DC, AS, Kamis (29/11). Tursun merupakan wanita yang lahir dan besar di China. Saat dewasa ia pergi ke Mesir untuk melanjutkan studi. Di Mesir, Tursun bertemu suaminya. Bersama sang suami, Tursun memiliki tiga anak. Ketika kembali ke China 2015 lalu, Tursun dipenjara untuk pertama kalinya tanpa mengetahui dengan jelas alasan penangkapan tersebut. Ia dipisahkan paksa dengan anak dan bayinya. Ketika lepas dari penjara, seorang anaknya ternyata telah meninggal dunia. Sementara dua lainnya menderita masalah kesehatan. Ketika berada di kamp, Tursun melihat beberapa kejadian penyiksaan aneh terhadap warga Uighur lain. Salah satunya, ketika seorang kerabatnya diminta minum pil yang membuatnya langsung pingsan. Tursun menegaskan, selain siksaan fisik, petugas keamanan China juga kerap melontarkan ucapan diskiriminatif."Saya tidak ingat pasti, tapi pernah mulut saya berbusa dan saya mulai hilang kesadaran. Kata terakhir yang saya ingat dari mereka adalah menjadi Uighur adalah tindakan kriminal," kata dia. Kesaksian Tursun disampaikan seiring membesarnya kekhawatiran dunia mengenai perlakuan China terhadap etnis Muslim Uighur yang mayoritas tinggal di Xinjiang. China dituding menahan dua juta etnis Uighur di detensi yang mereka sebut kamp re-edukasi. Kamp itu adalah bagian program persatuan etnis yang digaungkan Pemerintah China di Xinjiang.

Anton Soffian
406,037 supporters
Petitioning International Animal Rescue, United Nations, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations)

END the Yulin Dog Meat Festival NOW!

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is an inhuman festival held each year in Yulin, China where dogs are stolen from their owners, picked up as strays off the street, or bred from illegal puppy mills to be cooked and eaten because they supposedly help the health of those who eat them. Some people there even consider it a delicacy which I find sad and crazy, especially since this only started in 2005 so it's not like it's part of a long tradition. While being brought to the festival, the dogs are crammed into cages -- 5-6 dogs in a cage meant for a rabbit -- to the point where they can't even move their heads. Their limbs are often twisted into awkward positions causing them great pain. The dogs are deprived of food and water for many days. When they finally arrive at the festival, they are tortured even further. After dying an extremely painful death, they are then cooked and served to anyone at the festival. Around 15,000 dogs have been eaten during the 10-day festivals in the past. I want people to sign my petition to make people aware of what's going on. I want to send a message to the government there and make sure the Yulin Festival doesn't continue so that not one more dog suffers. I am a 13-year-old dog owner and animal lover who finds it hard to live knowing dogs are being tortured on the other side of the world as I live my life. Whether you're a dog owner or not, please help stop innocent dogs from being tortured and killed.

Jack P
334,149 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, Pinarayi Vijayan


The wrath of mother nature has affected our homeland -Kerala ;India  Posted on 16 th August 2018 The incessant rains triggered by the South West Monsoon have caused havoc in the Northern and Central regions of the State of Kerala, South India. Almost half of Kerala is reeling under Floods. Landslides, a resultant of the torrential rains, pose a new threat to the communities living in the hilly terrain. Till date, 25 landslides have been reported in Kerala and 21 such incidents are from Idukki District. Due to continuous rains, there is a steady inflow of waters in all the water reservoirs, reaching its maximum capacity. The Government has opened 22 reservoirs on Thursday and this has caused sudden flooding in Districts of Kerala. The worst affected Districts are Palakkad, Ernakulum, Alappuzha, Idukki,Pathanamthitta,Thrissur  Wayanad and Kozhikode. Several Lakhs of people are dislocated at present staying in Public Buildings such as Schools, Government Offices and Marriage Halls. The roads and the communication facilities are totally disrupted. In many places, the electricity poles are washed away and the people are forced to stay indoors. There is acute shortage of safe drinking water, food, health facility and shelter. We the people of Kerala are seeking international aid from United Nations as soon as possible.Pls share and be part of to invite for Urgent International Aid. Not updated after 16 th August. Live statistics In updates.       #prayforkerala

Dr.Itticheria Alex
254,803 supporters
Petitioning Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations Development Program, United Nations

Stop the yulin dog meat eating festival!

The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival began in 2009 and spans about ten days during which it is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. The festival has been criticised by animal welfare and animal rights supporters. The tradition of dog meat consumption began over 4,000 years ago in China. Chinese practitioners of folk medicine believe that dog meat would help ward off the heat felt through the summer months. It wasn't until recent years that the festival in Yulin began. The festival is celebrated annually in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in June, by eating dog meat and lychees. About 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are consumed during the 10 days of the festival. This number has decreased to 1,000 in 2015. Throughout the 10 days of festivities, dogs are paraded in wooden crates and metal cages and are taken to be skinned and cooked for consumption by festival visitors and local residents Inaugurated 21 June 2009Most recent 21 June 2018Previous event 21 June 2017Next event 21 June 2019 Dogs are very beautiful and loving creatures who deserve to have a good life. Killing them and eating them should be made illegal and people who do this should be jailed for eternity. Animals have equal rights to live as humans do. Its always good to be polite to our animal neighbours . Sign this petition to do your part on stopping the yulin dog meat festival.

mihir eshan
237,927 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and express, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to...

Stop the Sudanese government & Militias from using Ammunition & Excessive Force on Peaceful Protesters

UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan Amnesty International Human Rights Action Center UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders UN Human Rights Committee UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention RE: Use of ammunition & Excessive Force on Peaceful Protesters by Sudanese government & Militias Honorable Commissioners, We, the undersigned, would like to draw your kind attention to the continuous atrocities and excessive use of force by Sudan government forces and militias upon cracking down on peaceful protests that have erupted in major cities as of Wednesday, December 19,2018. We urge your excellences to call on the Government of Sudan to respect the people’s rights to freedom of assembly, association and expression as guaranteed in international laws and UN treaties ratified by Sudan, and Sudan’s own National Constitution and demand that the Government of Sudan refrain from using militias, ammunition and excessive force to disperse protests. The Government of Sudan continues to deny its citizens’ the rights of assembly, expression and the right to protest the government’s political and economic policies. Recently, the government failed to pay the wages and salaries of its civil servants, and added insult to injury by raising the prices of basic goods and fuel, while limiting the amounts that the public can withdraw from their own money. The Sudanese people took to the streets in many cities including Atbara, Port Sudan, Gadaref, and Alnuhud protesting the economic melt down and the shortage in basic necessities. Some of these protests were met by unprecedented use of force that resulted in loss of lives in many cities. True to its record in crushing peaceful protests, various chilling videos circulating in social media show government militia personnel intimidating and threatening to kill peaceful demonstrators. In September 2013 alone, government forces used live ammunition to disperse peaceful protests, killing more than 170 protesters and detaining at least 800 others without charge.  Many of those detained were subjected to torture and abuse in detention. There has been no accountability for the deaths, injuries and various other abuses perpetrated by Sudanese authorities against peaceful protesters. The National Security Act (NSA) of 2010 bestows a host of immunities to the members of Sudan Armed Forces granting them protection from prosecution in civil courts, irrespective of the crimes those units or individuals may commit. To that end, article 42(2) of the Armed Forces Act of 2007, article 45(1) of the Police Act of 2008, and article 46 of the National Intelligence & Security Service (NISS) guarantee that immunity. We, the undersigned, urge your excellences to implore the Government of Sudan to respect and uphold the rights of all Sudanese to freedom of expression, association, assembly, and freedom of the press. We further urge your excellences to demand that the Government of Sudan refrain from the use of militias, live ammunition and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters. Sincerely,  

Adil Mahmoud
224,628 supporters