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Petitioning United Nations Development Program, United Nations Environment Program, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations

Restrict movement of trucks in built up areas within Nigeria to the hours of 11pm and 5am.

I’m so angry, angry at all those who had years of influence in political office and did nothing, angry at how the Nigerian capitalists do not care about anyone or anything but their pockets, I’m angry about how the government puts little or no value on human lives, I’m mega angry that we are a people who would do nothing but rant about this on Facebook for a few days and then forget about it till the next incident, it reeks of complete lack of value and regard for human lives to have lagosians living in the midst of combustibles, Apapa tanks farms are all accidents waiting to happen, then we have to deal with the harbinger of death in the form of these trucks and the lunatics who drive them. If you reside in Lagos , I’m sure you have a tale or two about these truck drivers who will blatantly tell you they don’t care about your life, so get out of their way. It would seem the solution to this Problem is quite simple; Railway , a single train will convey the equivalent of 50 or more trucks in cargo,this will save cost of transportation drastically and save us billions of tax Naira in road maintenance. This simple yet effective means of transportation will save us all the headaches of focusing so much on our rearview mirrors while driving, I am not stupid enough to think we won’t need tankers for delivery to the individual stations, but there surely can be a law restricting their movement in built up areas to certain times. These issues are NOT entirely political, they are Capitalist issues, the Business man who cuts corners to get a DPR license for a filling station smack in the middle of residential areas is as much to blame as a trucker who owns 500 trucks and would readily pay hoodlums to vandalize railway tracks, the importer who buys accidented used trucks to be refurbished and sold in Nigeria should also not sit back and blame the government. So what is the way forward? Can I get at least a thousand Nigerians to Help me sign a petition to the senate , i will also require a lawmaker to sponsor a bill limiting the time for truck movement in built up areas to the hours of 11pm-5am. 

Olorunfemi Gbenle
96,139 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
66,281 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, Council of the European Union, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Development Program, Human Rights Campaign, United, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Amnesty ...

Petition on behalf of the People of J&K to UNHRC to establish a Commission of Inquiry.

Petition on behalf of the People of Jammu & Kashmir to UN Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of inquiry on the situation in Jammu & Kashmir.                                                                             June 20, 2018 His Excellency Hon. Ambassador Vojislav ŠucPresidentUnited Nations Human Rights CouncilGeneva, Switzerland. Sub: Petition on behalf of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Excellency: On behalf of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, we extend our deep gratitude to the Human Rights Council for the report issued by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNHCHR) on the situation in Kashmir. We share the assessment of the report that the situation is extremely serious while at the same time providing us an opportunity to addresses it so as to put to an end such egregious violations. The people of Kashmir suffer daily violations of their basic human rights. Death and destruction have exhausted the most scenic and tranquil location in the world – the Valley of Kashmir. Today, the carefree sounds of children’s laughter have been replaced by the piercing sounds of gunfire. Time is not on the side of the people of Kashmir. More and more atrocities are being committed by the Indian security forces and every day a larger segment of the population becomes alienated. The extent of this tragedy was revealed to the world in January of this year when 8-year old Asifa was abducted, drugged, gang-raped and finally murdered. Those who wanted to conceal this atrocious crime included two sitting ministers of the state government belonging to the Bharatiya Janta Party, Rape was used as a weapon of war. Asifa’s case is not an isolated one. There are hundreds of incidents of innocent women whose honor was violated in Indian occupied Kashmir the most glaring being the mass rape of Kunan Poshpora in 1991 by the Indian armed forces. All those cases need to reopen and investigated by an international neutral agency. The present situation is too dangerous. It must not be allowed to go on. The Council has condemned such violations elsewhere in the world, it cannot ignore the same abuses in Kashmir. Given the goodwill and the respect for international law, it is possible to bring these atrocities to a complete end. The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the Disturbed Areas Act in Kashmir empowers police to arrest and detain within sweeping bounds. These prevailing draconian laws provide total impunity to the Indian army in Kashmir. An Indian soldier can shoot to kill at will and he will not be accountable to anybody or any agency for any prosecution. The New York Times in its editorial on July 21, 2016, wrote, “Kashmir is subject to India’s Armed Forces Special Powers Act, or AFSPA, which grants the military wide powers to arrest, shoot to kill, occupy or destroy property. The result is a culture of brutal disdain for the local population.” The United Nations report also details many instances where the use of draconian laws has given a sense of total impunity to the Indian army in Kashmir. It states “The government of India has passed legislation under the Jammu and Kashmir Disturbed Areas Act of 1990 which gives extraordinary power to all ranks of the Indian military and paramilitary forces.” These laws, the report emphasizes, “have created structures that obstruct the normal course of law, impede accountability and jeopardize the right to remedy for victims of human rights violations.” Apart from the magnitude of violence by the military forces, its use of shotgun pellets has blinded hundreds of youth in Kashmir. New York Times on July 25, 2016, described the effect of pellet gun frequently used by Indian army in Kashmir, “A single shot from such gun sprays more than a hundred mettle-pellets. A pellet is a high-velocity projectile 2mm to 4mm around and with sharp edges. It doesn’t simply penetrate an eye; it ricochets inside it, tearing the retina and the optic nerves, scooping out flesh and bone.” Amnesty International wrote on August 5, 2016, “Pellet guns are inherently inaccurate and indiscriminate, and have no place in law enforcement…Hundreds of people have been injured, and many blinded, by the use of pellet guns by armed forces in Kashmir in recent weeks.” Detention of thousands of political prisoners by the authorities in Kashmir besmirches India's boast as the world's most populous democracy and insistence that its military occupation of Kashmir is welcomed and endorsed by the Kashmiri people. The detention of these political leaders is to punish their successful and peaceful campaign against Indian occupation. Such peaceful political protest is a time-honored and celebrated form of freedom of speech and association recognized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The council must intervene and impress upon Govt of India for the unconditional release of all political prisoners and terminate regular house arrest of pro-freedom leadership. Their release will pave the way to create a conducive atmosphere in Kashmir. The convening of the 38th regular session of the Human Rights Council this week in Geneva presents the world community of nations a unique opportunity to discuss the human rights situation and recommend the practical steps and procedures to address the human rights atrocities in Kashmir. We have carefully studied the entire report on the situation in Kashmir. While we appreciate the positive elements of the report in the situation of both Jammu and Kashmir, Azad Kashmir & Gilgit Baltistan, we feel we would be remiss in our duty as the leaders of the people of Kashmir, if with our knowledge of the ground realities, we failed to draw your attention to the single most recommendation made by the UNHCHR to the Human Rights Council – to establish a Commission on the situation in Kashmir. The people of Kashmir look toward the Human Rights Council as the custodian of the moral responsibility of the United Nations. First, the Human Rights Commission and now the Human Rights Council has championed the principle that the plea of internal jurisdiction cannot exonerate a government’s commission of massive and systematic violations of human rights. The principal gains an immeasurable added force and should compel intervention by the Council to help establish a Commission on Kashmir as recommended by the UNHCHR when the scene of atrocities is not recognized as falling within the internal jurisdiction of any state. We know that Kashmir is a disputed territory, recognized by the successive United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir, whose status is yet to be decided by its people. We beg to draw your attention to the human urgency of the situation in Kashmir and the implications it has for the credibility of the United Nations which, as the President of the Council, you have done so much to strengthen and enhance. In saying this, we are by no means unmindful of the fact that, in your capacity as the President of the Council, you have to be impartial between the Member States and perceived to be so. It is, therefore, on the ground of the established facts in the UN report that we approach you with the appeal that you exercise your good offices to persuade the members of the Council to help establish the Commission on Kashmir. Although the focus of this petition is on the recent Report of the UNHCHR, we conclude by drawing your attention to the urgent need for the resolution of the dispute over the State of Jammu and Kashmir in its entirety. The non-resolution of the dispute is indeed both the cause and the consequence of all human rights violations and the cruel uncertainty suffered by the people of the State on both sides of the Line of Control. Furthermore, the dispute is implicitly accepted even by the Government of India in its long record of negotiations with the people of Kashmir and Pakistan over the last seven decades. We would strongly argue that in the final analysis to curtail the repeated return of the problems faced by the people of the State of Jammu and Kashmir be allowed to exercise the right to self-determination as promised by the United Nations. The U.N. must lead the way towards the resolution.     Syed Ali Geelani Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Mohammad Yasin Malik (On Behalf of People of Jammu & Kashmir) Copy to:Hon. Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinUN High Commissioner on Human RightsGeneva, Switzerland.      

Joint Resistance Leadership
14,329 supporters
Petitioning United Nations Development Program

#VentaLibreAlPuebloMapuche_Chile

Solicitó a Uds por favor apoyen al Pueblo Mapuche para que los pequeños agricultores tradicionales puedan seguir vendiendo sus cultivos y artesanías libremente y con total apoyo de la autoridades. Rechazo absolutamente la violenta forma en la que están siendo tratadas las ñanas o abuelitas. Que las autoridades responsables pidan disculpas públicas y quede decretada la solución de estos incidentes para siempre.

Vivian Castro
14,177 supporters
Closed
Petitioning United Nations, United Nations Development Program, Human Rights Council

LIBERTAD PARA LAS 1369 VíCTIMAS INOCENTES ENCARCELADAS EN VENEZUELA. PETICIóN A LA ONU

16 AGO LIBERTAD PARA LAS 1369 VíCTIMAS INOCENTES ENCARCELADAS POR LA TIRANIA EN VENEZUELA. PETICIóN A LAS NACIONES UNIDAS A una cifra de aproximadamente 2700 firmas con petición a la ONU, 7000 firmas con petición a diversos organismos en Gran Bretaña y otras 1500 firmas con petición al ministerio público,  fué finalmente liberado Wuilly Arteaga.. Continuemos a firmar para liberar las 1400 víctimas inocentes encarceladas por la tiranía en Venezuela Por ejemplo el estudiante de la UPEL José Saldivia,  quien se encuentra detenido en la cárcel El Dorado, en el estado Bolívar, padece de paludismo. Cabe recordar que José Saldivia es estudiante en la Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) del Edo.Aragua. FREEDOM FOR THE 1369 INNOCENT VICTIMS IMPRISONED BY THE TYRANNY IN VENEZUELA About after 2700 signatures begging to the UN, other 7000 upon begging to various agencies in Britain and other 1500 to the Ministerio, was finally  released Wuilly Arteaga. Let's continue to sign to release the 1400 innocent victims imprisoned by tyranny in VenezuelaFor example, UPEL student José Saldivia, who is being held in the El Dorado prison in Bolivar state, suffers from malaria. It is worth remembering that José Saldivia is a student at the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) in Aragua state. LIBERTA 'PER le 1369 VITTIME INNOCENTI  DETENUTI DALLA TIRANNIA IN  VENEZUELA Dopo una petizione con circa 2700 firme indirizzata all'ONU, altre 7000 firme a diversi organismi in Gran Bretagna e circa 1500 firme per altra petizione al Ministerio, è stato finalmente scarcerato Wuilly Arteaga . Continuare a firmare per rilasciare le 1.400 vittime innocenti imprigionati per la tirannia in VenezuelaPer esempio lo studente della UPEL  José Saldivia, che è detenuto nel carcere di El Dorado, nello stato di Bolivar (Estado Bolívar) , che soffre di malaria. Si ricorda che José Saldivia è uno studente presso l'Università Pedagogica Sperimentale Libertador (UPEL) Aragua.   11AGO LIBERAZIONE DI WILLY ARTEAGA IL VIOLINISTA. PETIZIONE ALLE NAZIONI  UNITE Ciao, sono artista musicista venezuelana e vorrei chiederti di aiutare nella campagna per la liberazione di Willy Arteaga, violinista che ha contribuito ad animare con il suo strumento suonando e cantando il  glorioso Inno nazionale venezuelano ed altre opere del folklore venezuelano, durante le manifestazioni che il popolo di Caracas e di tutto il Venezuela fanno fin dal mese di aprile contro il regime dittatoriale stabilito da Maduro. È stato arrestato dal 27 luglio. È solo e attualmente isolato. Ha perso l'udito in un orecchio a causa della violenza fisica subita. Pubblica nelle tue reti sociali e firma per il suo rilascio. Grazie RELEASE WUILLY ARTEAGA THE VIOLINIST. PETITION LETTER FOR THE UNITED NATIONS Hello, I am venezuelan musician artist and I  would like to ask you to help in the campaign for the liberation of Wuilly  Arteaga, the violinist who contributed to give encouragement with his instrument playing and singing the glorious venezuelan  National Anthem , and other works of Venezuelan Folk during the demonstrations that the people from Caracas and all  Venezuela does since april against the dictatorial regime by Maduro.Willy has been detained since the 27th of july. He is alone and isolated. He has lost hearing in one ear because of the physical violence suffered. Publish in your networks and sign for his liberation. Thank you.   LIBERAZIONE DI  WUILLY ARTEAGA EL VIOLINISTA. CARTA DE PETICIóN A LAS NACIONES UNIDAS Hola, soy una artista venezolana del campo musical y  me gustaría pedirles que ayuden en  la campaña por la liberación de Wuilly Arteaga, el violinista que contribuyó a animar con su instrumento tocando  y cantando el glorioso Himno Nacional Venezolano y otras obras del folklore Venezolano durante las manifestaciones que el pueblo de Caracas y toda Venezuela hace desde abril contra el régimen dictatorial establecido por Maduro. Wuilly está detenido desde el 27 de julio. Está solo y actualmente incomunicado. Ha perdido la audición en un oído debido a la violencia física sufrida. Publique en sus redes y firme para su liberación.Gracias Elena Troncone.

Elena Troncone
6,538 supporters
Closed
Petitioning United Nations, United Nations Development Program, Human Rights Council

LIBERTAD PARA LAS 1369 VíCTIMAS INOCENTES ENCARCELADAS EN VENEZUELA. PETICIóN A LA ONU

16 AGO LIBERTAD PARA LAS 1369 VíCTIMAS INOCENTES ENCARCELADAS POR LA TIRANIA EN VENEZUELA. PETICIóN A LAS NACIONES UNIDAS A una cifra de aproximadamente 2700 firmas con petición a la ONU, 7000 firmas con petición a diversos organismos en Gran Bretaña y otras 1500 firmas con petición al ministerio público,  fué finalmente liberado Wuilly Arteaga.. Continuemos a firmar para liberar las 1400 víctimas inocentes encarceladas por la tiranía en Venezuela Por ejemplo el estudiante de la UPEL José Saldivia,  quien se encuentra detenido en la cárcel El Dorado, en el estado Bolívar, padece de paludismo. Cabe recordar que José Saldivia es estudiante en la Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) del Edo.Aragua. FREEDOM FOR THE 1369 INNOCENT VICTIMS IMPRISONED BY THE TYRANNY IN VENEZUELA About after 2700 signatures begging to the UN, other 7000 upon begging to various agencies in Britain and other 1500 to the Ministerio, was finally  released Wuilly Arteaga. Let's continue to sign to release the 1400 innocent victims imprisoned by tyranny in VenezuelaFor example, UPEL student José Saldivia, who is being held in the El Dorado prison in Bolivar state, suffers from malaria. It is worth remembering that José Saldivia is a student at the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) in Aragua state. LIBERTA 'PER le 1369 VITTIME INNOCENTI  DETENUTI DALLA TIRANNIA IN  VENEZUELA Dopo una petizione con circa 2700 firme indirizzata all'ONU, altre 7000 firme a diversi organismi in Gran Bretagna e circa 1500 firme per altra petizione al Ministerio, è stato finalmente scarcerato Wuilly Arteaga . Continuare a firmare per rilasciare le 1.400 vittime innocenti imprigionati per la tirannia in VenezuelaPer esempio lo studente della UPEL  José Saldivia, che è detenuto nel carcere di El Dorado, nello stato di Bolivar (Estado Bolívar) , che soffre di malaria. Si ricorda che José Saldivia è uno studente presso l'Università Pedagogica Sperimentale Libertador (UPEL) Aragua.   11AGO LIBERAZIONE DI WILLY ARTEAGA IL VIOLINISTA. PETIZIONE ALLE NAZIONI  UNITE Ciao, sono artista musicista venezuelana e vorrei chiederti di aiutare nella campagna per la liberazione di Willy Arteaga, violinista che ha contribuito ad animare con il suo strumento suonando e cantando il  glorioso Inno nazionale venezuelano ed altre opere del folklore venezuelano, durante le manifestazioni che il popolo di Caracas e di tutto il Venezuela fanno fin dal mese di aprile contro il regime dittatoriale stabilito da Maduro. È stato arrestato dal 27 luglio. È solo e attualmente isolato. Ha perso l'udito in un orecchio a causa della violenza fisica subita. Pubblica nelle tue reti sociali e firma per il suo rilascio. Grazie RELEASE WUILLY ARTEAGA THE VIOLINIST. PETITION LETTER FOR THE UNITED NATIONS Hello, I am venezuelan musician artist and I  would like to ask you to help in the campaign for the liberation of Wuilly  Arteaga, the violinist who contributed to give encouragement with his instrument playing and singing the glorious venezuelan  National Anthem , and other works of Venezuelan Folk during the demonstrations that the people from Caracas and all  Venezuela does since april against the dictatorial regime by Maduro.Willy has been detained since the 27th of july. He is alone and isolated. He has lost hearing in one ear because of the physical violence suffered. Publish in your networks and sign for his liberation. Thank you.   LIBERAZIONE DI  WUILLY ARTEAGA EL VIOLINISTA. CARTA DE PETICIóN A LAS NACIONES UNIDAS Hola, soy una artista venezolana del campo musical y  me gustaría pedirles que ayuden en  la campaña por la liberación de Wuilly Arteaga, el violinista que contribuyó a animar con su instrumento tocando  y cantando el glorioso Himno Nacional Venezolano y otras obras del folklore Venezolano durante las manifestaciones que el pueblo de Caracas y toda Venezuela hace desde abril contra el régimen dictatorial establecido por Maduro. Wuilly está detenido desde el 27 de julio. Está solo y actualmente incomunicado. Ha perdido la audición en un oído debido a la violencia física sufrida. Publique en sus redes y firme para su liberación.Gracias Elena Troncone.

Elena Troncone
6,538 supporters
Closed
Petitioning United Nations, United Nations Development Program, Human Rights Council

LIBERTAD PARA LAS 1369 VíCTIMAS INOCENTES ENCARCELADAS EN VENEZUELA. PETICIóN A LA ONU

16 AGO LIBERTAD PARA LAS 1369 VíCTIMAS INOCENTES ENCARCELADAS POR LA TIRANIA EN VENEZUELA. PETICIóN A LAS NACIONES UNIDAS A una cifra de aproximadamente 2700 firmas con petición a la ONU, 7000 firmas con petición a diversos organismos en Gran Bretaña y otras 1500 firmas con petición al ministerio público,  fué finalmente liberado Wuilly Arteaga.. Continuemos a firmar para liberar las 1400 víctimas inocentes encarceladas por la tiranía en Venezuela Por ejemplo el estudiante de la UPEL José Saldivia,  quien se encuentra detenido en la cárcel El Dorado, en el estado Bolívar, padece de paludismo. Cabe recordar que José Saldivia es estudiante en la Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) del Edo.Aragua. FREEDOM FOR THE 1369 INNOCENT VICTIMS IMPRISONED BY THE TYRANNY IN VENEZUELA About after 2700 signatures begging to the UN, other 7000 upon begging to various agencies in Britain and other 1500 to the Ministerio, was finally  released Wuilly Arteaga. Let's continue to sign to release the 1400 innocent victims imprisoned by tyranny in VenezuelaFor example, UPEL student José Saldivia, who is being held in the El Dorado prison in Bolivar state, suffers from malaria. It is worth remembering that José Saldivia is a student at the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) in Aragua state. LIBERTA 'PER le 1369 VITTIME INNOCENTI  DETENUTI DALLA TIRANNIA IN  VENEZUELA Dopo una petizione con circa 2700 firme indirizzata all'ONU, altre 7000 firme a diversi organismi in Gran Bretagna e circa 1500 firme per altra petizione al Ministerio, è stato finalmente scarcerato Wuilly Arteaga . Continuare a firmare per rilasciare le 1.400 vittime innocenti imprigionati per la tirannia in VenezuelaPer esempio lo studente della UPEL  José Saldivia, che è detenuto nel carcere di El Dorado, nello stato di Bolivar (Estado Bolívar) , che soffre di malaria. Si ricorda che José Saldivia è uno studente presso l'Università Pedagogica Sperimentale Libertador (UPEL) Aragua.   11AGO LIBERAZIONE DI WILLY ARTEAGA IL VIOLINISTA. PETIZIONE ALLE NAZIONI  UNITE Ciao, sono artista musicista venezuelana e vorrei chiederti di aiutare nella campagna per la liberazione di Willy Arteaga, violinista che ha contribuito ad animare con il suo strumento suonando e cantando il  glorioso Inno nazionale venezuelano ed altre opere del folklore venezuelano, durante le manifestazioni che il popolo di Caracas e di tutto il Venezuela fanno fin dal mese di aprile contro il regime dittatoriale stabilito da Maduro. È stato arrestato dal 27 luglio. È solo e attualmente isolato. Ha perso l'udito in un orecchio a causa della violenza fisica subita. Pubblica nelle tue reti sociali e firma per il suo rilascio. Grazie RELEASE WUILLY ARTEAGA THE VIOLINIST. PETITION LETTER FOR THE UNITED NATIONS Hello, I am venezuelan musician artist and I  would like to ask you to help in the campaign for the liberation of Wuilly  Arteaga, the violinist who contributed to give encouragement with his instrument playing and singing the glorious venezuelan  National Anthem , and other works of Venezuelan Folk during the demonstrations that the people from Caracas and all  Venezuela does since april against the dictatorial regime by Maduro.Willy has been detained since the 27th of july. He is alone and isolated. He has lost hearing in one ear because of the physical violence suffered. Publish in your networks and sign for his liberation. Thank you.   LIBERAZIONE DI  WUILLY ARTEAGA EL VIOLINISTA. CARTA DE PETICIóN A LAS NACIONES UNIDAS Hola, soy una artista venezolana del campo musical y  me gustaría pedirles que ayuden en  la campaña por la liberación de Wuilly Arteaga, el violinista que contribuyó a animar con su instrumento tocando  y cantando el glorioso Himno Nacional Venezolano y otras obras del folklore Venezolano durante las manifestaciones que el pueblo de Caracas y toda Venezuela hace desde abril contra el régimen dictatorial establecido por Maduro. Wuilly está detenido desde el 27 de julio. Está solo y actualmente incomunicado. Ha perdido la audición en un oído debido a la violencia física sufrida. Publique en sus redes y firme para su liberación.Gracias Elena Troncone.

Elena Troncone
6,538 supporters
Petitioning United Nations

Revoke 9 Awards From Bangladesh "PM" Hasina: False Democracy + Police State + Child Abuse

Bangladeshi youth are bleeding. Thousands of Dhaka’s middle school and high school students - some as young as 13 - who took to the streets recently in peaceful protest demanding road safety were beaten with hockey sticks and metal rods, injured by tear gas and rubber bullets, had limbs slashed, eyes gouged… and worse.  The capital city of Dhaka is reminiscent of Berlin during Nazi Germany, with its own Gestapo. Complete with tactical gear, jackboots, and bats for anyone who disagrees. Witnesses covered in TIME Magazine said police in riot gear and the Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling party's student wing controlled by PM Sheikh Hasina, attacked groups of students out of nowhere. [1] Hasina and her fellow power mongers will stop at nothing to ensure you and the rest of decent humanity do not know the truth. Recently, they did something so totalitarian even Orwell's "Big Brother" would be proud of how tight their grip is. Authorities shut down mobile internet connections as the unrest spread beyond the capital to avoid having images and information being spread online. [2] The violent crackdown by authorities in response to a peaceful student protest is not a one-time occurrence in Bangladesh. In recent years there have been a mounting number of extrajudicial murders and ‘forced disappearances’. To abduct opposition or anyone they view as a nuisance from their home they send plain clothed police or suspected RAB (Rapid Action Battalion - elite ex-military personnel). [3] A Guardian article from November 2017 includes this disturbing statistic: “The Dhaka-based human rights group Odhikar claims at least 402 people have gone missing since 2009 under the Awami League administration.” That is enough missing people to fill more than 15 school buses. There are countless examples of government critical Bangladeshi citizens, often prominent figures, being disappeared - like Mubashar Hasan, an assistant professor at a Dhaka university whose research on terrorism has been published in leading academic journals. Or the columnist and poet, Farhad Mazhar, who resurfaced more than 12 hours after disappearing in July of 2017. Meenakshi Ganguly, the south Asia director for Human Rights Watch, said Bangladesh law did not recognize enforced disappearances. “Even when family members say they know it was security forces who were responsible, because there are witnesses, that complaint is not taken,” Ganguly said. [4] Sheikh Hasina has abused power in her position as Prime Minister. Bangladesh is a police state disguised as a democracy. The use of violence to suppress dissent is how they operate. Hasina’s main focus has been to stay in power rather than serve the will of the people. What they are doing is not only illegal, it is cruel and evil. As explained by Muhibul Hasan, Dhaka Judges Court: “Section 70 of the Child Rights Act of 2013 makes physical and mental torture of children a punishable act." [5] Omar Waraich, deputy South Asia director at Amnesty International, said the swift use of force reflects the ruling Awami League’s electoral anxieties ahead of polls to be held by January. [6] Ironically, many people are being locked up in what can only be assumed to be concentration camp conditions, for talking about the human rights violations committed by the current administration. TIME magazine released the story of Shahidul Alam, a renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist who spoke out on television against the violent treatment of the students: “When the acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam gave an interview to Al Jazeera on Sunday, he did not have the demeanor of a man who knew he was going to be arrested. But just hours after the 63 year old finished that Skype interview from his home in the capital, Dhaka, around 20 plainclothes officers turned up and took him away.” On Monday, Alam was officially charged by police for making “provocative comments.” In the interview, he had implied support for the large student protests [...]. When Alam appeared in court, a friend said he was unable to walk by himself and showed signs of being beaten up. [7] Asked by Al Jazeera whether the student protests were simply to do with road safety or something larger, Alam replied “Very much larger.” He cited the “gagging of the media,” as well as problems with the banks, extrajudicial killings, corruption and the need to pay protection money as reasons for students filling the streets.” “Alam was charged under section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information Communications Technology Act, which Human Rights Watch says is a “draconian” law used to stifle the media, political dissent and even mild criticisms of the Awami League. The law was used in the April 2017 arrest of a rubber plantation worker for liking a Facebook post critical of the prime minister, as well as the arrest two months later of a newspaper editor for an article speculating about the nomination of lawmakers.” And if that wasn’t bad enough, the law was even used in 2016 to lock up a 22-year-old student for making two Facebook posts criticizing Hasina’s government.  [8] Amnesty International said this about the story: “His alleged offence was to write two Facebook posts critical of the Prime Minister’s support for a controversial coal power plant. Section 57 of the ICT Act is vaguely formulated and has for years been used by the authorities to target and imprison critics. Anyone found guilty of “publishing fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form” can be jailed for a minimum of seven years.” [9] Foreign policy analyst Rachel Avraham labeled Sheikh Hasina an “emerging dictator”: “Ever since the 2014 sham elections in Bangladesh, it was a huge question mark whether Sheikh Hasina could still be considered a ruler of a democratic country or not. However, recent events have demonstrated that Sheikh Hasina is in fact no democrat but rather is an emerging Asian dictator”. [10] Under Sheikh Hasina's rule, what was once a promising democracy has slipped into the worst kind of elitist 1% ruling class oligarchy with no regard for human rights or dignity. Earlier this year, German think tank Bertelsmann Foundation released a report [11] that said Bangladesh is now under an autocratic rule and no longer meets minimum standards of democracy. According to The Washington Post, when the U.S. Ambassador in Bangladesh wrote a Facebook post criticizing the authorities heavy handed response to the student protests, Bangladesh’s information minister  “accused the U.S. Embassy of  “poking its nose” into the country’s domestic affairs "in an indecent way,” adding: “We condemn this." The minister’s rebuke marked the latest shot in Bangladesh’s increasingly fraught relations with Washington.” [12] We need your help. The citizens and especially the children of Bangladesh need your help. By stripping Hasina of her humanitarian awards, we will send a clear signal that the terror and oppression she instigates will not be tolerated by the world. Join the movement that says enough is enough! Sign the petition now. ---- Signed The Petition? Copy and share the following message to the most influential people you know... Stop Government Terror & Oppression Against Children & Free Speech In Bangladesh. Enough is Enough, sign the petition: http://bit.ly/whoishasina #WhoIsHasina #FreeAlam #RebootBangladesh ---- Below you will find a list of awards she has received which she is unqualified for. Global Women’s Leadership Award by Global Summit of Women.PM Hasina was honored by the 2018 event for her “outstanding leadership in advancing women education and women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, Asia and the Asia-pacific region”... Despite this, her autocracy is committing severe human rights violations. Pay special attention to source [3]. Planet 50-50 champion by UN-Women in 2016.PM Hasina mentioned "I dedicate these awards to the people of Bangladesh for having faith in my vision for change". Of course, that is easy when you repress all disagreement. She goes on "We've arrived at a time in our history when gender equality is no longer an aspiration, but a real possibility everywhere". We commend her for treating all genders equally when they exercise their rights to free speech by having them beaten, silenced, or made to disappear. Agent of Change Award by Global Partnership Forum in 2016.PM Hasina said "I dream of a world where women's rights will be respected by all, where all forms of violence and discrimination against women will be things of the past." She said this in 2016. Again, see the human rights violations in recent events and also source [3]. She must plan to keep dreaming for a while as she increasingly tightens her grip on those she rules with an iron fist. 59th place on Forbes' list of 100 most powerful women in the world.We imagine being able to arrest or abduct anyone in your country and have them beaten, maimed or worse for criticizing you without any reproach does qualify you to be on SOME kind of "most powerful" people list. She can have this one. Mother Teresa Award by the All India Peace Council in 1998.Mother Teresa Awards are awards to honour individuals and organizations that promote peace, equality and social justice, and aim to encourage the cause of justice and peaceful coexistence. People have been protesting for years and being made to disappear or been repressed with violence. M.K. Gandhi Award for 1998 by the Mahatma M K Gandhi Foundation of Oslo, Norway.In 1998, the Mahatma M K Gandhi Foundation of Oslo, Norway awarded Sheikh Hasina ‘M K Gandhi Award’ for her contribution towards promotion of communal understanding, non violent religions harmony and growth of democracy at the level of grassroots in Bangladesh. This does not make any sense. Please see "Here's What You Need to Know About Growing Extremist Violence in Bangladesh" in the TIME Magazine article at source [13]. The Pearl S. Buck Award by the Randolph College on 9 April 2000.The award recognizes a remarkable woman whose life and work represent compassion, creativity, commitment to human rights, care for children, and a positive vision of the world community. She has clearly and explicitly shown her true colors which you can see in this petition. Indira Gandhi Prize for 2009.Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the prestigious Indira Gandhi Peace Prize in recognition of her contribution to peace and democracy. You have just seen the report from German think tank Bertelsmann Foundation earlier this 2018 on how Bangladesh is now under autocratic rule and no longer meets minimum standards of democracy. UNESCO Peace Tree award for her commitment to women's empowerment and girls education in 2014. We have just seen in detail why she is not worthy of this award despite the overall global progress for women's empowerment and girls education which she can not be credited for. UN Champions of the Earth award for leadership on climate change in 2015. Under Sheikh Hasina's autocratic rule, the state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has signed an agreement to build a $2 billion coal-fired power plant - in 2018. [14] ---- Sources: [1] Bangladesh: Students Demand Change After Traffic Deathshttp://time.com/5362000/bangladeshi-students-demand-justice-after-traffic-deaths/ [2] Bangladesh Blocks Mobile Internet to Stop Violent Teen Protests (VIDEO)Sputnik - https://sputniknews.com/asia/201808051066969871-bangladesh-internet-shut-down-protests/ [3] 275 victims of extra-judicial killings, 427 raped in 6 months: Star Report - https://www.thedailystar.net/country/extra-judicial-killings-in-bangladesh-human-rights-situation-report-1597750 [4] Bangladesh PM claims 'forced disappearances take place in UK and US'Michael Safi - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/25/bangladesh-pm-sheikh-hasina-claims-forced-disappearances-take-place-in-uk-and-us [5] Facebook - Challenging the Legitimacy of Violence Against the Protesting Students Muhibul Hasan Turag - https://m.facebook.com/notes/muhibul-hasan-turag/challenging-the-legitimacy-of-violence-against-the-protesting-students/2132575920150913/ [6] Bangladesh: Students Demand Change After Traffic Deathshttp://time.com/5362000/bangladeshi-students-demand-justice-after-traffic-deaths/ [7] Photographer's Arrest Undercuts Press Freedom in Bangladesh Billy Perrigo - http://time.com/5359850/bangladesh-photographer-arrest-shahidul-alam-protests/ [8] Facebook - Challenging the Legitimacy of Violence Against the Protesting Students Muhibul Hasan Turag - https://facebook.com/notes/muhibul-hasan-turag/challenging-the-legitimacy-of-violence-against-the-protesting-students/2132575920150913/ [9] Bangladesh: Release Facebook user who criticised Prime Minister https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/09/bangladesh-release-facebook-user-who-criticised-prime-minister/ [10] Sheikh Hasina: An Emerging Dictatorhttps://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2018/02/13/sheikh-hasina-emerging-dictator/ [11] Democracy under Pressure: Polarization and Repression Are Increasing Worldwidehttps://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en/press/press-releases/press-release/pid/democracy-under-pressure-polarization-and-repression-are-increasing-worldwide/  [12] Bangladesh spars with U.S. Embassy over students' road safety protests Azad Majumder-Vidhi Doshi - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/bangladesh-spars-with-us-embassy-over-students-road-safety-protests/2018/08/07/afb7cd34-9a44-11e8-b55e-5002300ef004_story.html [13] Bangladesh: What You Need to Know About Extremist ViolenceNikhil Kumar-Rishi Iyengar - http://time.com/4312152/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-growing-extremist-violence-in-bangladesh/ [14] $2bn coal-fired power plant set for BangladeshDiarmaid Williams- International Digital - https://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2018/05/2bn-coal-fired-power-plant-set-for-bangladesh.html

Citizens Against Oppression
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Petitioning Lenin Moreno, Cancillería Ecuatoriana, ONU, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations Security Council, United Nations Development Program

¡¡NO A CANDIDATURA DE #LaEspinosa A LA ONU, NO NOS REPRESENTA!!

  María Fernanda Espinosa ha bogado a favor de Maduro, Ortega, Cuba el Narcoterrorismo y en contra de los DDHH.  Mientras se multiplican las voces de repudio a la dictadura venezolana, la canciller del Ecuador, María Fernanda Espinosa, mantuvo  al Ecuador alineado con Cuba, Bolivia y Nicaragua a favor del régimen de Maduro bajo el contradictorio sustento del principio de no intervención en los asuntos internos de otro Estado. Para reiterar su “coherencia” con esta posición, expresó en agosto de 2017 un efusivo apoyo a la tramposa Asamblea Constituyente, luego de perder la votación, rechazó las sanciones impuestas por EE.UU. al presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, a quien Washington tilda de "dictador", tras la elección de una cuestionada Asamblea Constituyente. La canciller visitó Nicaragua en julio de 2017, por el 38 aniversario de la Revolución sandinista, que acabó con la dictadura de la dinastía Somoza. Allí se refirió a la vicepresidenta Rosario Murillo, esposa del presidente Daniel Ortega, como “querida compañera”, y dijo que “su presencia es, sin duda, un ejemplo para las mujeres de América Latina”. Murillo está acusada de ocultar y negar la denuncia de su hija, Zoilamérica Narváez, quien afirmó en 1998 haber sido violada sexualmente por Ortega. Tuvo una nula intervención en la recuperación de los 3 periodistas secuestrados por el Narcoterrorismo, contradijo al presidente mientras se dedicaba a hacer lobby por su candidatura a la ONU.  En 2013 Cuando fue ministra de defensa y junto a Ricardo Patiño REGALARON 16000 casas a Cuba en terrible acto de peculado por un valor de $16MILLONES, en su discurso dijo “Me da una alegría enorme saber que, finalmente, Ecuador va a ser capaz de devolverle en algo todo lo que Cuba le ha dado a América Latina y al Ecuador. Nos han dado tantas cosas y, entre tantas, quizá la más importante, es que nos han dado la esperanza de que se puede cambiar nuestra región. Nos han dado un ejemplo de dignidad”. BASTA!!! ESTA MUJER NO REPRESENTA A LOS DDHH O AL ECUADOR, PEOR A LA REGIÓN. 

Poder Ciudadano EC
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Petitioning President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, United Nations, Council of the European Union, UK Parliament, United Nations Development Program, John Kerry, Dick Durbin...

Act Now to Save the Fate of Democracy in Togo (West Africa)

We are the US Diaspora Council of Togo (USDCT), a political organization of the Togolese in the United States. A struggle for the limitation of the presidential mandate becomes a threat to democracy in Togo. If nothing is done to stop the total spread of anger among the population and its diaspora, we fear for confrontations and tragic outcome. Our fear of political unrest and possible tragic conflicts is based on the following facts:   ·       Political Tensions are currently rising within the country and in its Diaspora against the Gnassingbé family who will celebrate its 50th year anniversary on the January 13th, 2017 as corrupted, bloody and ruthless ruler of the country of Togo. ·       After dictator Eyadema Gnassingbe’s death in February 2005, one of his sons, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, took over power in a bloody election which caused the loss of about 500 innocent civilian lives, according to UN observers. ·       In 2015 after 2 terms in office, Faure Gnassingbé disregarded the call for political change by the Togolese people and forced his way to a third term in office through an extremely unfair electoral process that the regime is famous for. ·       In its effort to promote peace, security and political stability in west Africa, ECOWAS took in consideration the outcries of the Togolese people and called for a limitation of presidential mandate to 2 terms in west African countries. Only Gambia and Togo rejected that proposal. ·      Opposition Political Parties and Civil Society groups are planning large scale demonstrations during the coming months and USDCT is deeply concerned about the reprisal of the military regime on these peaceful manifestations. ·      We are calling on the world leaders to use diplomatic means to save the fate of our country’s democracy by:   1.     Bringing back the more comprehensive and representative Constitution of 1992 that limits the Presidential mandate to two terms and or the 2006 Global Political Agreement (APG) 2.     Restoring fairness and accountability in the electoral process in Togo 3.     Convincing the current President to step down at the end of his current third term in office   We hope that the International Community will not abdicate its responsibility and will stand by the Togolese people to promote democracy and human rights in Togo                                 Version Francaise.

Akoete Balikpo
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