Petition to Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario, Attorney General of Ontario
Appeal for Edward ‘Eddie’ Ekiyor’s Case- Woman Drugged and Sexually Assaulted
Photo by Wayne Cuddington/ Postmedia PHOTO BY WAYNE CUDDINGTON /jpg from - https://www.google.ca/amp/s/ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/opposite-versions-heard-in-sex-assault-trial-of-former-carleton-basketball-star/wcm/83a1e122-6cc8-444d-969f-b4f688ed920a/amp/ A former Carleton Ravens basketball player (Edward 'Eddie' Ekiyor) was charged with overcome resistance to commit an offence, kidnapping, and sexual assault in August of 2019. The incident took place on April 7, 2019, the night that some of the Carleton basketball team celebrated their national championship at a bar in the Byward Market. In the original police statement “On April 7, the man met a 23-year-old woman at a bar in the ByWard Market area, "where he plied her with alcohol and drugs," Ottawa police alleged in a news release. He then took her to an address in the city's west end and sexually assaulted her while she drifted in and out of consciousness, police said.” https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5249517 The verdict was given on October 1, 2021. The judge found the victim was drugged with a date rape drug like GHB, but might have consented because she was unable to form reliable memories because of the effects of the drug. The judge goes on to say, “It is a dangerous and utterly demoralizing reality that men use these drugs to target and victimize vulnerable young women,” he said. “People need to exercise extreme care when out drinking in public…Men and women need to look out for one another in such situations.” https://www.google.ca/amp/s/ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/former-carleton-university-basketball-star-acquitted-of-sexual-assault/wcm/282b340b-5632-4c37-95ef-8746a357f6ed/amp/ In 2021, this is a completely disgusting and shocking decision. This decision seems to be based on rape myths and further supports rape culture. This is a situation where the survivor came forward, went through the system and was absolutely failed by the system. How can it be found that the woman was drugged by a date rape drug, vomiting, drifting in and out of consciousness, yet still had the capacity to consent? This demonstrates how women and sexual assault survivors continue to be re victimized and are unprotected by our justice system. This is outrageous and unacceptable. Please sign and share this petition to urge the Crown Attorneys Office to appeal this case. You are also welcome to contact the Attorney Generals Office, firstname.lastname@example.org to share your concern for this decision.
Petition to Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner, Nova Scotia Police Review Board, Minister of Justice & Attorney General Brad Johns
Justice for Dylan Ehler
On May 6th, 2020, in Truro, Nova Scotia, every parent's nightmare became a reality for Ashley Brown and Jason Ehler when during an average visit with his grandmother, Dylan Ehler, their then three-year-old son, suddenly vanished from her front yard. The focus of the police department and search and rescue was immediately focused on the Lepper Brook located behind the grandmother’s property, a small channel of water that feeds into the Salmon River. Many hours after searching for little Dylan, divers produced a set of his rubber boots deep in a hole in the brook. This led police investigators to believe that Dylan had wandered off from his grandmother’s property when she turned around for less than thirty seconds and had been swept away downstream. The potential that he had entered the water and drowned, in their minds was the most likely scenario. Unfortunately, there are many circumstances that rule this scenario as one of many that could have developed that day. 1) Dylan Ehler was 3 years old, wearing a winter jacket and slightly oversized rubber boots that would have greatly disabled his mobility to move extremely fast. 2) In the time his grandmother claims her attention was distracted (approx. 18 seconds), the distance to any body of water would have been significantly difficult for Dylan to reach. 3) Dylan's parents say that though he may have been an adventurous toddler, that he would have hesitated before entering any large body of water. 4) The house he disappeared from was located on the corner of a fairly well-travelled intersection, the likelihood of him running into traffic would have been high had he travelled down the main road, if, in fact, attention was only off of him for a short number of seconds, the distance travelled to the brook by an adult franticly searching for a child should have been able to cover the distance to the brook long before he could have made it. 5) Many people immediately searched the brook, finding no evidence, such as footprints in the banks, that Dylan had even ever entered the area surrounding the brook. 6) Additional resources to help search for Dylan have been repeatedly denied by the Truro Police Department, as Dylan's case is still open and they do not want anyone tampering with their investigation, however, they have stuck by the theory that Dylan drowned in the brook and gave up their search investigation after day five when they launched their recovery efforts. After fourteen months missing, the police department still will not allow additional resources. Other than the rubber boots recovered, which could have theoretically been thrown from a near train bridge, there was no additional evidence that Dylan ever actually entered the water. 7) If attention was off of him for only moments, regardless of the fact no one ever saw anyone take Dylan, no one saw him enter the water either, so both circumstances are merely theories. Unfortunately, an Amber Alert was not issued as the situation did not meet the requirements to issue such a public alert. Dylan’s family has never given up hope, constantly creating and distributing images and posters of their beloved son, holding memorials, rallies, searching the river, and continuing to protest law enforcement for answers. We have come together to petition Our Minister of Justice, The Honourable Brad Johns provincially and federally, Our Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nova Scotia, The Honourable David Lametti as well as the Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner, to make a formal complaint against the Truro Police Service for improperly handling the investigation of a missing child, mistreatment of a victims family and failure to secure a crime scene and we ask for the allowance for additional resources and professionals to continue the search for Dylan beyond the Police. We would also like to bring about a suggestion for an additional Emergency Alert System named the Ehler Alert to be enabled, developed to facilitate the rapid distribution of information to the public about young children lost in potentially hazardous environments. We suggest that an Ehler Alert be enabled specifically for children under the age of 5, who have gone missing in a high-risk location such as near a riverway, campground or densely populated area, in an urban centre such as a mall or theme park. We believe these circumstances should require an instant public notification for the public to be on the lookout for such a child. When any child goes missing, time is of the essence, and sometimes assembly of search and rescue efforts takes up too much crucial time in the safe recovery of that child. A hazardous environment becomes evidently more dangerous for a young child that has been separated from their caregiver. As Chair of the Law Amendments Committee and the Human Rights Commission, we ask that Brad Johns make acknowledgement to these matters and call upon him to fight not just for Dylan, but for the safety of all children as Our Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nova Scotia. Please join in the fight for Justice for Dylan Ehler and his family today, by signing this petition, calling on local authorities to allow for the search for Dylan to continue in full force with the resources he and his family deserves.
Petition to newfoundland supreem court
have repeat sexual offender Matthew Tywne put away for good
Matthew Twyne is a repeat sexual offender who keeps breaking his conditions and is constantly caught in places where children frequent he needs to be locked up permanently before he ruins a childs life judge lori marshall seams to think its ok to let predators and other violent criminals out in the community this is unacceptable !!!!!!
Petition to Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario
Appeal for Edward 'Eddie' Ekiyor's Case & Call for Improved Training on GBV for Judges
Call for Improved Training on Gender-Based Violence for Judges and Lawyers in Ontario and an Appeal in Edward 'Eddie' Ekiyor's Case Gender-based violence, including sexual assault, is an unacceptably common experience for women on post-secondary campuses in Canada. In the wake of the numerous occurrences of sexual violence on Western University's campus located in London, Ontario, it is clear that this crisis is not receiving the level of public outcry and response that it deserves. You can read more about Western here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/western-campus-sexual-violence-reports-1.6173443 https://globalnews.ca/news/8236496/london-police-sexual-assault-drugging-western-university-evidence/ https://thevarsity.ca/2021/09/26/western-university-party-culture/ This violence is not unique to Western University. This petition is regarding a recent case that needs our urgent attention. In Ottawa, Edward 'Eddie' Ekiyor was charged with overcoming resistance to commit an offence, kidnapping, and sexual assault in August 2019. In the original press release, Ottawa police reported that Ekiyor met a 23-year-old woman at a bar, "where he plied her with alcohol and drugs". "He then took her to an address in the city's west end where he sexually assaulted her while she drifted in and out of consciousness." (CBC News, 2019) "On April 7th, , [Edward "Eddie" Ekiyor] met a 23-year-old woman at a bar in the ByWard Market area, 'where he plied her with alcohol and drugs,' Ottawa police alleged in a news release (CBC News). Almost all news articles associated with this case mention at least once that Ekiyor was a member of the Carleton University Ravens basketball team. Why does this need Public Outcry? We are writing this petition because we became aware of a recent verdict where Edward 'Eddie' Ekiyor was acquitted of all charges, including overcoming resistance to commit an offence, kidnapping, and sexual assault. The verdict that was given by Ontario Court Justice Trevor Brown on Friday, October 1st, 2021, was shocking, and another example of why survivors have little to no faith in the 'justice' system. Justice Trevor Brown acknowledged that the survivor was administered a date rape drug, like GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate), yet stated that the survivor, "acted consciously, but was unable to form reliable memories because of the effects of the drug" (Duffy, 2021). The logic of this ruling demonstrates Justice Trevor Brown's lack of knowledge and understanding of consent and the legal system's harmful capacity to generate, enable and perpetuate gender-based violence. While issuing his decision, Justice Brown stated, "it is a dangerous and utterly demoralizing reality that men use these drugs to target and victimize vulnerable young women. People need to exercise extreme care when out drinking in public...Men and women need to look out for one another in such situations." He also stated, "It is my belief that after hearing all the evidence in this case, that [the survivor] inadvertently ingested a date rape drug like GHB while at the bar." In May 2021, amendments to the Judge's Act for Superior Courts introduced a new law, which intended to, "help ensure that the public has confidence that judges have the awareness, skills and knowledge of sexual assault law necessary to deal with cases in a manner that is respectful to sexual assault survivors" (Government of Canada, 2021). This law clearly needs to be implemented retroactively to every Justice regardless of date of appointment, jurisdiction and location. We need to also evaluate whether this training is survivor-centred and survivor-led, trauma-informed, comprehensive, and has an understanding of the complex and intersecting historically rooted injustices survivors of gender-based violence navigate. The Demand - Mandatory Training & Appeal Survivors are consistently asked why they choose not to report violence to the police. Yet when they do, judges like Justice Brown take the opportunity to blame the survivor and reinforce misinformation about consent. Victim blaming deters other survivors from coming forward and allows aggressors to escape accountability. The judge believes that the survivor was drugged, but fails to recognize the impact that has on the survivor's legal capacity to consent. By stating that the survivor could have 'inadvertently ingested' a date rape drug implies that such drugs are a part of bar culture, further implying that sexual assault and rape are an unavoidable part of bar culture. This sentiment removes accountability from the person who drugged and assaulted the survivor, and diminishes the part we all play in eradicating date rape and sexual assault. We cannot be passive in our responses to gender-based violence. It is not to be commonplace in bars, post-secondary institutions, or anywhere. Many lawyers and judges who are representatives of the criminal legal system continue to cause harm by re-victimizing survivors and reinforcing misinformation about consent. We are not only calling for this case to be appealed, but also to implement at the provincial level mandatory training to educate judges and lawyers about sexual assault, similar to what has been implemented on a federal level, to ensure that those with decision-making authority are trained in this area. We have until the end of October to raise enough awareness and pressure for the case to be appealed! Contact Doug Downey (Attorney General of Ontario) & the Attorney General of Ontario's Crown Law Office to demand that this case be appealed! Who We Are We are the Women's Centre for Social Justice, better known as WomenatthecentrE (@Womenatthecentre), a unique non-profit organization created by and for women and trans survivors of gender-based violence, with over 4,000 members globally. We are a respected leader in the gender-based violence (GBV) sector, renowned for our work in elevating the capacity of survivors to use our lived experience as the basis for social action, policy reform, community programming, research and education, and collective healing. As a survivor-led organization, some of whom have navigated the criminal legal system, we know firsthand how traumatizing and re-victimizing the court process can be, especially for survivors of sexual violence. Our research (CourtWatch monitoring of Sexual Assault trials in Toronto, and ethics-approved interviews & focus groups with survivors who reported, as well as those who did not report the sexual violence) has shown that the low conviction rate, lack of understanding of gender-based sexual violence from courtroom professionals and the length of the traditional court process are just some of the barriers to accessing justice that make it a tremendously difficult experience, leading many to question its utility. What Can You Do: Call to Action 1. Sign & Share the Petition on Social Media 2. Share & retweet this post to bring awareness 3. Contact Doug Downey (Attorney General of Ontario) & the Attorney General of Ontario's Crown Law Office to demand that this case be appealed! Doug Downey: email@example.com Attorney General's Office: firstname.lastname@example.org 4. Call Ottawa MP & MPPs to demand change a. Mona Fortier - Ottawa Vanier MPb. David McGuinty - Ottawa South MPc. Yasir Naqvi - Ottawa Centre MPd. Anita Vandenbeld - Ottawa West-Nepean MPe. John Fraser - Ottawa South MPPf. Merrilee Fullerton - Kanata - Carleton MPP g. Joel Harden - Ottawa Centre MPP 5. Call your local MP & MPP to demand change 6. Call in your friends, family and networks to this call to action 7. Share social media posts from @womenatthecentre (Instagram) & @womenatcentre (Twitter)
Petition to Victoria and BC government, Mayor Helps and Premier Horgan, The silent majority can make this happen.
Enforce the laws
We have a beautiful province.Citizens of Victoria area, Vancouver Island and all of BC are concerned about the appearance, traffic and safety in their province. Crime, homeless camps and traffic disrupting protests make BC undesirable to work and live. We ask Victoria and the province to enforce the laws, stop the catch and release action for apprehended criminals, and do not allow protesters to block city streets and highways. Residents and visitors are uncomfortable being in some downtown areas in the daytime and it’s even worse at night. Theft, vandalism, vagrancy and open drug use are criminal actions and police should make arrests to stop these actions. Lack of treatment facilities for mental illness and substance abuse is the reason given as to why police and other agencies can’t solve these problems. Maybe BC needs more facilities to help those in need. We ask Victoria and the BC government to enforce the rule of law and develop the proper infrastructure needed to solve these problems. Give our streets back to the people. Don’t let a few bad apples ruin our province and don’t allow protesters to block bridges, street, highways, etc. Pleae sign this petition to make our cities and streets safe for all.
Petition to Supreme Court of Israel, Military Court of Appeal Israel, Benny Gantz
Imprisoned Without Charge or Trial - Free hunger strikers now!!
Urgent - Photo of Kayed Fasfous at 124 days hunger strike in Barzelai Hospital in 'Israel'. Breaking news! November 11, 2021, at 113 days hunger strike, Miqdad Qawasmeh signed a deal with the occupation for firm end date to his detention of Feb 2022 and that the detention will nor be renewed. He has ended his open hunger strike as a result. See petition update for full details. KAYED FASFOUS is at 124 days hunger strike. Kayed was kept in solitary confinement for most of his hunger strike. He is now being held at Barzelai Hospital as a prisoner. Kayed is considered to be in life-threatening condition. He has also developed severe bed sores on his back as a result of improper care by hospital staff and his doctors on Nov. 13 stated he is showing signs of blood clots, which can result in sudden death due to stroke and heart attack. The 3 other hunger strikers are also experienced difficult and dangerous health conditions, ranging from 32 days to 95 days. �PLEASE SIGN & SHARE this petition to help free all hunger strikers & other administrative detainees, all imprisoned without charged or trial. Right now there at least 5 Palestinian prisoners who are staging hunger strikes in protest of their administrative detention - imprisonment without charges or a trial. Some strikers have been protesting for 100+ days!! Prisoners staging hunger strikes are at risk of serious long-term health affects, as well as sudden death due to dehydration and lack of essential nutrients. Why would they risk their health this way? The answer is clear – according to B’tselem in Israel, “the detainees have no real opportunity to mount a reasonable defense against the allegations” and have little recourse other that striking to gain their freedom under a policy the gives impunity to the Israeli occupation to imprison them indefinitely." In Israeli occupation military prisons there are a total of 540+ Palestinians who are being held under the pretense of administrative detention. There are many who have been held for years without ever having the opportunity to prove their innocence or view the supposed evidence being used to justify their imprisonment. These prisoners often: are denied access to their lawyers are denied access to regular family visits are placed in solitary confinement as punishment for hunger striking We want to bring them all home!! Scroll to see petition goals and demands! WHAT IS ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION? HOW IS IT USED BY ISRAEL? Administrative detention is imprisonment without formal charge or trail, and in the case of how it is used by the Israeli occupation, often of a length of one to six months that is indefinitely renewable. Individuals imprisoned under Administrative Detention by the occupation, almost exclusively Palestinians, can spend years in prison without ever being formally charged, knowing why they were arrested, or ever seeing the supposed evidence being used to justify their imprisonment. Individual are arrested on the orders of the regional military commander and detained under the pretense of security based on supposed secret intelligence which neither the detainee nor their lawyers are allowed to review, verify, or refute to prove their innocence. (B'selem.org, Addameer.org) According to B’tselem, “Israel also exploits this measure to detain Palestinians for their political opinions and for engaging in non-violent political activity.” It is clear that Israel’s use of administrative detention does not align with International Humanitarian Law and is more often than not used to target and silence Palestinian activists, protestors or anyone who shows any dissent for the occupation, which is a gross misuse of such an extreme power. We must send a clear message to the Israeli Government that the use of this policy is unjust and not supported by the international community. PETITION GOALS AND DEMANDS By signing this petition, you are part of a worldwide movement to free all hunger strikers, release all administrative detainees and end the mis-use of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation. We, the undersigned: Demand the immediate release of all Palestinian administrative detainees on hunger strike to avoid serious long-term health complications for detainees or loss of life: Kayed Fasfous, Miqdad Qawasmeh, Alaa Al Raj, Hisham Abu Hawash, Shadi Abu Aker and Ayyad Hraimi Demand the subsequent immediate release of all Palestinians administrative detainees held in occupation prisons, or at the very latest the date of their case review Demand that Israel ceases the use of administrative detention to arbitrarily imprison Palestinians within the oPt (West Bank) and East Jerusalem Demand that any future arrest of Palestinians (in the oPT or within Israel) follow the protocols of International Humanitarian Law that guarantee individuals know why they are being arrested and are granted proper judicial process (formal charges and trails) where individuals are able to examine the evidence presented against them and prove their innocence If you would like to read more about administrative detention under Israeli occupation, please go to: https://www.btselem.org/administrative_detention/ https://www.addameer.org/index.php/israeli_military_judicial_system/administrative_detention
Petition to Haryana police, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Justice for Prerana against online financial fraud, abuse and blackmailing for GIC Canada
I, Prerana Talukdar, currently residing in Canada, have filed a case against Dalbir Singh (nick name -Neeraj Singh) son of Raj Bir Singh, resident of Bangi Patti, Kirmach, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, 136119 on financial Fraud to the Haryana Police Department but all seems to be least bothered about my case and taking the matter casually, they are tending to close my case taking favour of the opposite party. We ( Dalbir Singh and me-Prerana) met each other online on an WhatsApp Group (for IELTS Preparation for Abroad studies) on 31st December, 2019. Eventually we developed a good bonding though I have never met nor have seen him face to face . He mentioned me that he took admission in Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, Montreal, Canada on 17th of March, 2021 and he belongs from a very poor family and his father passed away just four months back and there is a financial crisis at his home. As such, he asked me pay for his Guaranteed Investment Certificate program, a Canadian investment which he promises me a guaranteed rate of return when he comes to Canada, which sums up to be $10, 250 plus tax (approx Rs. 651718.04/-). Initially I denied paying that amount for him as that was saved for my own expenses, my adopted sister's future and my college fee for Canada. But, believing into his financial condition (as dramatically described by Dalbir) I agreed to transfer the money with a condition that he would return it soon to me on which he agreed upon. So, around 2-3 days prior to coming to Canada, I transferred him Rs. 3.85 lacs (approx..) and the remaining amount of another Rs. 3.20 lacs from Canada which fulfills his student GIC program amount in CIBC bank, Canada to apply his Canadian Student Visa. Not only this, I have paid the fees for his IELTS examination (Rs. 26,000/-), his Quebec Immigration CAQ certificate and his Visa application. During this process, he used to demand to look at my bank account details to see how much I have a balance on my account, my facebook password to interact with different college students, sometimes my whatsapp OTP and if I deny to share any of these he uses extremely abusive languages and tortures me mentally. Soon after, on 18th of November, 2020, after I applied his student visa for Canada, he blocked me and only unblocks me to ask money or any work related to his visa. In march, 2021 he again demanded for $ 15,000 to apply in another college. When I strongly denied giving his money, he blocked me permanently. I tried contacting him in several ways but I could not reach him. During this time I came to know that his father is alive and he lied to me. Then on 9th of July, 2021 I managed to speak to his father Rajbir Singh on WhatsApp video call and requested him to return my money that his son took from me. He promised me on call that he would return that money in the next 7 days maximum after looking into the Dalbir Singh’s SBI and HDFC bank account transfer history. Again, as expected, his father stopped responding to my calls and till now he did not return my money. So, I kindly request you to take necessary strict action against Dalbir Singh and take my money back from him at the earliest possible with interest that applies from the start date of the transaction made to the last transaction and according to the current Canadian dollar rate. I have all the necessary evidences: 1. My ICICI bank statement. 2. Screenshot of a confirmation- asking me to transfer $10,250 + Rs. 30000. 3. A screenshot of mine speaking to Dalbir Singh’s father on 9th of July, 2021. 4. Voice Recordings During the whole conversation with Dalbir Singh, I have never seen him, nor I have ever spoke to him on a video call as he always denied coming on a video call to hide his identity.
Petition to Justin Trudeau
Wrongfully Convicted: Free Odelia & Nerissa Quewezance - A Nation Wide Plea
Odelia & Nerissa Quewezance are indigenous sisters from Saulteaux in Western Canada. They are currently fighting for their freedom after being wrongfully convicted for murder. To date, they have spent close to thirty years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Odelia was convicted of second-degree murder in 1994 for her part in the killing of a Kamsack, Saskatchewan area farmer. Her sister Nerissa was also convicted and sentenced at that time. Both indigenous women maintain their innocence despite receiving life sentences. Their cousin, Jason Keshane (a young offender at the time of the crime), admitted to the murder (during the original trial and years later, on national television: APTN Investigates). As a young offender, Keshane only spent 4 years in custody. Instead of his confession exonerating them, both indigenous sisters were convicted and sentenced to prison without the possibility of parole for at least 10 years. Neither client has ever pled guilty. Innocence Canada is currently representing both Odelia and Nerissa. Transcripts indicated zero physical evidence tying them to the murder that someone else confessed to. So why are these sisters still incarcerated? High-profile advocates, including the Vice-Chief, Kim Beaudin, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, are formally petitioning the Canadian government (Justice Minister and Prime Minister) to immediately intervene and release these sisters. Other advocates include Mr. David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison before being exonerated by DNA evidence in 1997 of raping and murdering Saskatoon nurse Gail Miller in 1969. These indigenous sisters have been locked up for almost 30 years and the person responsible for the murder they were convicted of, confessed on national television. In addition to a lack of evidence, we need to acknowledge Keshane's confession. We are calling on the Canadian government to release these two women immediately. We have a responsibility as Canadian citizens, to acknowledge the harm done to these indigenous women, and to rectify this miscarriage of justice. Please help us petition for an immediate remedy. They have already served a disproportionately long sentence for a crime that someone else confessed to. JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED! For more background on this case, please watch our previous online event, with several high-profile advocates in attendance: https://www.facebook.com/naporterandassociates/videos/428616188378027/