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genocide

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Petition to United Nations Security Council, United Nations, President of the United States, Donald Trump, European Parliament, Council of the European Union, European Commission, Angela Merkel (CDU), Angela Merkel, Rick Nolan, Boris Johnson MP, Rand Paul, Emmanuel Macron, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), UK Parliament, Justin Trudeau, Todd Young

UK and US: Stop aiding the Saudi-led Coalition in carrying out a genocide in Yemen!

The US-Saudi airstrikes must stop NOW! The transport borders must open IMMEDIATELY! Stop the media lies about a civil war that never existed! There are no such things as Iran-backed Shia rebels in Yemen! The Houthis are Zaydis and are a branch of Sunni-Islam! EVERY SINGLE YEMENI HOUSEHOLD own at least one weapon/rifle. EVERY Yemeni is armed. So saying the Houthis are a group of militias is ironic. The ones called Houthis don't even have the name Houthi. They belong to other families. The ultimate ignorance of people online, specially from the West, have no clue what they are reading about.. They are being fed lies and stupidity from US-controlled media. 90% of the victims in this aggression were plain civilians sitting or sleeping in their homes when the airstrikes hit them.The reason many ignored this is because they general news readers presume it's a civil law, which it never was! Thousands of troops from over 15 countries, including Black Water and, landed in Southern Yemen with their tanks and planes to fight...the 20k Houthi rebels? This doesn't make any sense. If that was the case, how come EVERY FRIDAY over a million people march in Sana'a, the capital, to condemn the US-Saudi aggression?  This US-UK-Saudi coalition thinks bombing the Yemeni people will make them kneel down before oppressors, but this is easier said than done. No war in history have succeeded in doing that. We are in the 3rd year of this barbaric aggression, but no goals were achieved by the international coalition. November 5th numbers: 908,400 suspected cholera cases and 2,192 associated deaths (World Health Organisation). Roughly, the number is estimated to 1 million cases of cholera at the end of this year. In November, a serious Diphtheria outbreak were reported in Yemen and is multiplying every week, adding to the seriousness of the siege on Yemen. There is also currently a severe clean water deficiency in Yemen, thus making Cholera more at home in those unclean waters, therefore resulting in more cases of illness for every new day that passes. Sana’a-based Taha Yaseen, from the Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights, said obstacles that stand in the way of controlling and containing cholera today in Yemen, include, but are not limited to, the ongoing war. “During [the war] almost all health facilities and healthcare services reached a point of thorough collapse and thus are unable to respond to the increasing need to address fatal diseases and civilian victims. Many hospitals [have] shut down and many others were hit either by air or ground strikes, occupied by militias or used as military barracks,” he said. When children stand to either die of starvation or a cholera outbreak, political discourse somewhat lose their appeal. Why argue a future that is being robbed away from Yemen’s children’s chest? As world nations watch on idle, stuck in those hateful binary narratives their thirst for geopolitical control commanded they abide by, it is a people, and a civilisation stretching back centuries we are forfeiting … Yemen is dying under layers of million abominations and all we have offered are miserable whispers of condemnation. Sources:- Living in Yemen on the Edge https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/- http://en.shafaqna.com/weapons-war-yemens-cholera-epidemic-spirals-control/ 

Grace Lee
3,385 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Ambassador Elbio Rosselli (Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations), Ambassador Liu Jieyi, Ambassador François Delattre, Ambassador Nikolay Afanasevsky, Ambassador Nikki Haley, H.E. Mr. Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Mr. Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho, H.E. Mr. Tekeda Alemu, H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck, H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, H.E. Valeriy Kuchynsky, H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Sidiki Kaba

Justice for Darfur Campaign- Don’t let President Bashir Get Away with Murder

Petition Background From July 12th-July 17th, Darfur Women Action Group invites you to join us to call upon the international community to fulfill their responsibility in pursuing justice for the horrendous crimes committed in Darfur. July 12th is the seventh anniversary of the ICC arrest warrant against al-Bashir and his genocidal campaign and July 17th is International Justice Day.  Pretext of the Crisis Since 1989, Omar al-Bashir has been President of Sudan, after coming to power in a military coup. He has ruled the country with an iron fist, and was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2009 for the world's most reprehensible atrocities; genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Above all, this has continued to occur in Darfur, where the eyes of the world have been drawn away while al-Bashir remains a free man allowed to continue his genocidal policies in the region, as well as other regions of Sudan. Because of inaction by the world’s leaders Bashir’s campaign continued to go unabated. Beginning in 2002, the government of Sudan initiated its genocidal campaign against the indigenous people of Darfur. Arab Janjaweed militiamen, along with the Sudanese arms forces jointly continue to carry on scorched earth strategy in order to terrorize, murder, rape, and displace the Darfuri population. In the first two years, over 300,000 people were killed, while another three million were forced out of their homes. 13 years on, millions continue to live in makeshift camps, and over four million Darfuri men, women and children depend on aid assistance. Consequently, this horror has resulted in forcing humanitarians agencies out and restricted access for lifesaving aid needed to ease suffering. Sustained Violence and Resurgence The conflict shows little sign of abating for more than a decade. The genocide continues and further escalated in the last 4 years more than ever before. Over 460,000 Darfuris were displaced in 2013, while another 500,000 were displaced in 2014, and over 233,000 people were displaced in the first quarter of 2015. In one day alone on October 31st, 2014, 221 women and girls were raped in Tabit village and the perpetrators have suffered no consequences. Regrettably this is not an isolated incident, it is the systematic tactics and deliberate policies of the regime, which continues to use rape as a weapon of war in Darfur including within the displacement camps. Other ways people are targeted include college students who dare speak out against the regime’s policies, who are abducted, imprisoned and sometimes killed. On December 18th and 19th, 2015, 700 Darfuri refugees who had fled the country to escape the genocide were suddenly and forcibly deported from Jordan back to Sudan to face the very regime that they had fled. In a statement released in the same month, the Sudanese Vice President Hassabu Mohamed Abdalrahman declared the government’s plan to end displacement by 2017. Its not the end of the conflict but it indicates the government intend to wipeout even the most helpless diplaced in their camps. At the beginning of 2016, a new surge of violence, using the same strategy of the Sudanese government’s “scorched earth” campaign had begun again. With a renewed determination, Bashir has made it his goal to exterminate the Darfuri population through intensive air bombing and ground troops attacks against civilians as it has been witnessed in areas of Jebel Marra and in West Darfur states. Information Control, International Amnesia and Darfur's Isolation The lack of action and attention in Darfur is compelling enough to create this petition. Omar al-Bashir has continuously expelled humanitarian organizations working to save lives and forbidden them from reentry. Media blackouts occur at the same time, in order to ensure that Darfur remains isolated from not only the outside world, but the rest of Sudan. Journalists and reporters are banned from entering the conflict zones, while UNAMID forces sent in from other countries to help quell the violence have been undermined in their mission by being strictly controlled and restricted by the Sudanese government in carrying out their duties. The Importance of Your Voice This July marks the 7th anniversary of Bashir's second indictment by the International Criminal Court for the crimes of genocide. He has successfully blocked access to information in Darfur, enabling him to get away with his past atrocities, which only reveals the possibility of it occurring again and again. This petition will be sent to all members of the UN Security Council, in order to obligate them demonstrate commitment to the international criminal justice and accountability for Bashir of Bashir's genocideal policies. By signing and spreading this petition to your friends, family, neighbors’ and strangers alike, we can bring much-needed attention to a horrible situation that has gone on for far too long. Exposing Bashir's crimes is one thing, bringing attention to world leaders failure to act with our collective outrage about how they have responded to the 13 year crisis is another opportiunity. Our leaders possess all the resources and the power necessary to bring about a legally-binding actions to bring Bashir to justice, and if we can all speak together the will of global citizens like yourself cannot be ignored forever. We must make it clear to Bashir and people like him that impunity for genocide crimes is not an option, and that they will be held accountable for their crimes. July 12th is the seventh anniversary of the ICC arrest warrant against al-Bashir and his genocidal campaign and July 17th is International Justice Day. These two dates are highly significant for the victims of Darfur and for those fighting for justice like you and I. Please help us make our voice louder and tell our leaders that in the face of genocide they must not look the other way. They have the responsibility to pursue justice and make criminals liable, as well as the power to do so. We should not let this opportunity pass.

Niemat Ahmadi
10,197 supporters