Stop Giving Aid To Countries That Discriminate Against Gays
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Anne Begg
Diane Abbott
Debbie Abrahams
Nigel Adams
Adam Afriyie

Stop Giving Aid To Countries That Discriminate Against Gays

    1. Petition by

      Dylan Jay

      Aberdeen, United Kingdom

The UK currently gives £8.6 billion pounds in foreign aid each year I think this is fantastic, and a statistic we should be proud to have however there are 17 countries that I believe we should not be giving aid to. These countries do not hold our moral compass and in fact in each and every country not only is being Gay a criminal offense it is an offense that has the death penalty associated with it. The UK is giving its money to countries that kill its own people for being gay and this I think is disgusting. I will now name these countries:

1. Jamaica - £6m
2. Ghana -£78m
3. Nigeria - £158m
4. Libya - £6m
5. Sudan- £95m
6. South Sudan - £52m
7. Ethiopia – £344m (Most aid given to one country)
8. Uganda- £87m
9. Zimbabwe- £46m
10. Mozambique – £119m
11. Malawi-£61m
12. Zambia -£55m
13. Iraq - £5m
14. Gaza - £73m
15. Afghanistan – £191m
16. Pakistan – £191m
17. Bangladesh –£227m

The total amount of money given to countries that kill its people for being gay is 1.5 Billion or 17% of our total foreign aid budget. Now these are only countries that kill gay people there are far more countries that while not killing gay people imprison them or do other actions that remove their civil rights that we give foreign aid to. Our country must remove all foreign aid to countries that commit human right violations. During Apartheid in South Africa our country completely boycotted South Africa so why have we not been doing the same to other countries who commit human rights violations?

We can't tell another country what to believe but we can tell them we do not agree!

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      Dylan Jay
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      I emailed EVERY MP in the UK and only 4 replied with an answer the rest replied with sorry we do not want to speak to you! Lets make them listen x

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Lesbian and gay rights are human rights!

      Back in December 2011,the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published a landmark report identifying that violence against LGBT people “tends to be especially vicious compared to other bias-motivated crimes.” It said that states have an “obligation to exercise due diligence” to investigate and prosecute such crimes.

      Thailand is a country often assumed to be LGBT friendly because of the tolerance that is part of Thai Buddhism, but human rights advocates are protesting a pattern of killings of lesbians and ‘tomboys.’ ‘Tom’ is a specifically Thai gender identity where lesbian women dress, act and speak in a masculine fashion.

      Most of the killings have been dismissed by police as “love gone sour” or the fault of the victims.

      They have verified information in 15 murder cases over the last few years, the youngest of whom was 17. In addition to being stabbed multiple times, suffocated, strangled, or shot to death, many of the lesbians and toms had also been raped. In two cases of double homicides, lesbian couples were killed by men who objected to their relationship and felt rebuffed when their attempts at coercing one partner into a heterosexual relationship failed.

      24-year-old Nurisan Chedurame was described as a tomboy by those who knew her and in the media. Last December, she was found dead near her village’s garbage dump with her head smashed in. A three-inch club was found at the crime scene. Relatives said that Nurisan had not returned from being out with friends the night before. Thai media quote police as suspecting she was killed because “she was involved with women.”

      Also in December, the body of 25-year-old tomboy Kanchana Changkwian was found two months after she went missing. In that case, police speculated that she had been raped and murdered “for becoming involved with a married woman.”

      In another case from last year a ‘tom’ (who is not named in reports) was murdered by her girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. Parents and relatives of the girlfriend (also not named) had opposed the relationship, and despite threats against the tom, had failed to stop the couple from continuing to see each other. The mother of the girlfriend engineered the murder of the tom and promised to marry off her daughter to the ex-boyfriend who committed the murder.

      Most of the verified cases have not been properly investigated because of a failure to recognize possible hate crime motives.

      Said Grace Poore, of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC):

      “The killing and rapes of lesbians and toms represents a callous disregard for humanity. The failure of the Thai government to prevent or properly investigate these killings are not only appalling, they are evidence of poor governance and blatant violation of international human rights law.”

      IGLHRC and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have written to the Thai government demanding that this pattern of killings be investigated. The letter also makes a series of recommendations that authorities work with local human rights groups to ensure that LGBT people enjoy the protections they have under Thai law and that they educate both law enforcement and the Thai public about those protections.

      Thailand has signed a number of international treaties that guarantee respect for human rights, and it was one of the countries which supported the process at the United Nations, led by South Africa, which has resulted in the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report.

      Australian police have released a shocking X-ray photo showing the skull of a murdered Chinese immigrant shot 34 times in the head and neck with a high-power nail gun.

      The body of gay Chen Liu, 27, was found 2008 by two children in marshland in south Sydney, wrapped in a carpet and bound with electrical wire.Detectives said the weapon used was a standard gas nail gun widely available and used in construction, firing nails up to 85mm (3.3 inches) long.

      “In 36 years, I’ve never seen a murder of this nature,” Homicide Squad Superintendent Geoff Beresford said.

      “It’s a particularly brutal and vicious murder and hence the reason we are seeking information from the public.”

      Liu arrived in Australia in 2000 and was reported missing last year.

      Police appealed to the public for help in solving the gruesome killing of a Chinese man who was shot 34 times in the head and neck with a nail gun before being dumped in a river.

      Police have yet to say whether they’ve identified any suspects.

      The 34 nails were found during a post-mortem examination of Liu’s body, and were located mainly in his skull. They were fired from an 85 mm nail gun at close range, Beresford said. Police have not recovered the weapon.

      “We certainly believe the nail gun is responsible for the death – there’s no doubt about that,” he said.

      Police believe he was killed 12 days before his corpse was discovered.

      Police are investigating associates of Liu, who also went by the name Anthony Liu, but said they have no evidence to suggest he was linked to any criminal group. They refused to say whether they’ve identified any suspects or persons of interest.

      Liu arrived in the city of Melbourne on a student visa from China in early 2000 and moved to Sydney, where he married for a short time and separated, police said. They declined to release any additional information about him, including whether any of his family members are living in Australia.

      “In 36 years, I’ve never seen a murder of this nature,” Homicide Squad Superintendent Geoff Beresford said.

      “It’s a particularly brutal and vicious murder and hence the reason we are seeking information from the public.”

      Liu arrived in Australia in 2000 and was reported missing last year.

      Police appealed to the public for help in solving the gruesome killing of a Chinese man who was shot 34 times in the head and neck with a nail gun before being dumped in a river.

      Police have yet to say whether they’ve identified any suspects.

      The 34 nails were found during a post-mortem examination of Liu’s body, and were located mainly in his skull. They were fired from an 85 mm nail gun at close range, Beresford said. Police have not recovered the weapon.

      “We certainly believe the nail gun is responsible for the death – there’s no doubt about that,” he said.

      Police believe he was killed 12 days before his corpse was discovered.

      Police are investigating associates of Liu, who also went by the name Anthony Liu, but said they have no evidence to suggest he was linked to any criminal group. They refused to say whether they’ve identified any suspects or persons of interest.

      Liu arrived in the city of Melbourne on a student visa from China in early 2000 and moved to Sydney, where he married for a short time and separated, police said. They declined to release any additional information about him, including whether any of his family members are living in Australia.

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    • Neofytos Christodoulidis BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
      • over 1 year ago

      every human kind has rights and his own beliefs and we have to respect everbody!

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    • TERENCE TORRES NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      AS A MEMBER OF THE LGBT & HAVE LOST A WHOLE FAMILY UNIT TO A.I.D.S DUE TO POVERTY, AS A RICH NATION CHILDREN, WOMEN AND HARD WORKING MEN SHOULDN'T BE DENIED THE BASIC NEEDS TO LIVE AND SURVIVE BECAUSE OF THEIR INCOME LEVEL AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

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    • Pete simms NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      As a British citizen living abroad I still care deeply how my country represents me. Britain should be a defender of the lgbt world community if it believes its own citizens should have human rights.

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    • Nanette Saucier SOQUEL, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Discrimination against homosexuals is wrong.

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