Namibia - condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Namibia - condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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April 10, 2022
Signatures: 191Next Goal: 200
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 To the Government of Namibia

 

‘There is no freedom in silence…’ — Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist

 

We call on the government of Namibia to immediately and unequivocally condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop this inhumane, violent, murderous attack on the free people of Ukraine.

We call on the Namibian government to make its voice heard and reaffirm the values of human rights, respect for international law and democracy that are cornerstones of Namibia’s constitution.

Russia’s invasion of, and attack on, Ukraine is a clear violation of the principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty of the United Nations Charter. Yet, the Namibian government has failed multiple times to express the necessary condemnation to show both Russia and the world its solidarity with the global chorus of nations standing for peace, self-determination, decency and sovereignty.

The consequences of the Russian invasion will not only hit Ukraine. It will also hit the most vulnerable people in Namibia through hiking the petrol price; compounding food shortages; escalating financial instabilities and slashing funds for developmental causes.

 

 ‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.’ — Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

 

We therefore call on the Namibian government to:

1)      Publicly — and without reservation — condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine;

2)      Vote AGAINST Russian invasion of Ukraine at the next UN General Assemblies;

3)     Tell Putin to stop this war.


The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.’ — OR Tambo, anti-apartheid revolutionary

#NamibiaStandsWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

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