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Petition to President of the United States, United Nations, Council of the European Union, United Nations Security Council

Stop Genocide of the Kurds in Iran

Today, Ramin Hosseinpanahi (political prisoner) was executed by Iran, along with him two other innocent political prisoners (Xaniar and Luqman Moradi) were executed based on false charges too. The ancient land of Kurdistan, people of honesty and courage, have been ruled by the policy of colonialism, exploitation, and genocide by the Iranian government. The history of Iran is replete with a recurring pattern in which governments, with a different ideological mask, come to power and begin carrying out the mission of Iranian chauvinism, eventually going after and taking on the all other former governments and regimes. For close to a century, the outcry of the suffering, ethnic suppression and yell for justice for the Kurds’ under Iran rule, being ignored, overlooked and forgotten. Local, national and international human rights organizations, consistently have reported the systematic crimes of Iranian security, judiciary, and legislative institutions in Kurdish provinces of Ilam, Kermanshah, Koredstan and West Azerbaijan. Under biased laws, empty charges and dictatorial rule, fundamental rights and freedom have been violated. The detainees have been persecuted, imprisoned and executed in summary trials. For years, the Kurdish citizen has captured, taken hostage and executed without any due process. The names and list of victims are listed in many sources, and many names are unknown to this date. The Iranian government and its branches, systematically, denied their existence.  For instance, more than 700 Kurdish citizens in the provinces of Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, and West Azarbaijan under the charges of dancing, wearing Kurdish cloth and carrying Kurdish flag after last year referendum have been arrested by Iranian security forces arbitrarily. Information on many detainees is not available yet. Security forces break into houses at night to capture photographed protesters. It has become unbearable to the Kurdish nation to live under the rule of Iran. UN Human Rights Committee General Comment No. 23: Article 27 states: " In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practice their religion, or to use their language. " The international community is responsible for exercising diplomatic, humanitarian and other means to protect the people of Kurdistan from the crimes and terrorism of the state of Iran. The Iranian government has committed systematic crimes and genocide against the Kurdish people for the following reasons: A-  Continuous, systematic policy of denial of cultural identity, economic plunder, geographic confiscation using coercion, media, and imposed one-language state education, destroyed the cities and villages of Kurdistan. Many people are displaced from their historical land. B-  The systematic destruction of the economy is underway by use of military forces, non-democratic laws and imposed regulations. Policies have led to economic colonization and plunder, absolute poverty, and widespread suicide. Estimated 150,000 to 200,000, Kolbars, porters who carry goods on their backs struggle to survive. The recent protests in Baneh and few other cities were crushed brutally, and detainees conditions are unknown. C- Kurdish political prisoners have the highest share of detainees in Iran. Dozens of Kurds have been executed in Iran's prisons under political or security charges, some awaiting execution, and many are not listed in official records, and no human rights organization is aware of their file. The Iranian state, by threatening, arresting and torturing members of their families, prevent them from revealing their names to the world. In most cases, these prisoners have been sentenced to death or long-term imprisonment without access to a lawyer. D- Education and use of the Kurdish language as one of the most fundamental human rights in schools and government is prohibited. E- The forests and the environment of the five Kurdish provinces are periodically and deliberately burned by military forces to counter any uprising in the short-term and to destroy Kurdistan national resources in the long-run. In 1946, the 1980s and 1990s, the Kurdish nation continued their struggles with a widespread uprising against Iranian terrorism, but the Iranian government brutally suppressed popular uprising with the Mr. Khomeini's Jihad against infidels. Five thousand innocent people, dozens of Kurdish elites were killed, and leaders were assassinated in Europe. Recent events in Kurdish provinces have heightened the possibility of Jihad and offensive against Kurdistan. Long before the world, the Kurdish nation had already joined the fight against terrorism and recorded heroic struggles and resistance. Today the brave Kurdish Peshmergas are on the front lines of the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, lest we forget liberation of Kobani and Shingal from ISIS. We, as Kurds under Iran rule, declare that the continuation of life within the border of Iran has become impossible. The Kurds are threatened by the system and the opposition both domestically and abroad. The international support is required to prevent genocide. We, the signatories of this letter, ask the international community for the right to life for Kurds in Iran. In order to prevent the recurrence of crimes committed by Iran over the past 91 years: 1- We call on the UN Security Council to force Iran, by possible means, to immediately stop the executions and release of political prisoners of Iran and Kurdistan. 2- We request the UN Security Council, abide by the principle of the responsibility to protect, take measures to stop the Iranian government from the deliberate destruction of the life of Kurdish civilians. Although a no-fly zone may not address this problem, it forces the regime to pursue a fundamental solution. We request a no-fly zone over mentioned provinces. 3-  We request to secure free elections in Kurdish provinces of Iran under the supervision of UN and international organizations. Sincerely, Pejvak Kokabian, PhD Arizona, US News Sources: Kurdish version is available at Farsi version is available at Human Rights Record on Kurds in Iran:    

Pejvak Kokabian
165 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, President Donald J. Trump, Secretary State, US, Mike Pompeo - US Secretary of State, Nikki Haley-US Ambassador United Nations, Christopher Smith, Karen Bass, Edward R. Royce, Eliot L. Engel, Bob Corker, Robert Menendez


As a Citizen/lawful Resident of the United States I am signing this petition to lend my support to the request by the sovereign people of Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia, represented by leaders of its main pro-independence movements before the Administration of President Donald J. Trump and the Congress of the United States, urging Your Excellency Donald J. Trump to: URGENTLY INTERVENE to reaffirm the YES vote cast by USA in passing UN Resolution 1608 (XV) on April 21, 1961 towards the independence of Southern Cameroons by supporting their right to self-determination;URGENTLY INTERVENE in Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia outside the framework of the United Nation Human Rights Council to stop all the ongoing gross human rights abuses and the mounting humanitarian disaster;URGENTLY INTERVENE by deploying through the UN or unilaterally, a US-Led Peacekeeping Mission as an intervention force charged with imposing a ceasefire and ending the ongoing GENOCIDE, ethnic cleansing and targeted elimination of Southern Cameroonians by the brutal regime of French Cameroun led by the 86 year-old dictator, Paul Biya who has held onto power for 36 years and counting. In less than 2 years now, over 200,000 refugees and internally displaced Southern Cameroonians/Ambazonians have been registered with several thousand shot dead or abducted and imprisoned incommunicado by the French Cameroun regime. The world needs to stop another RWANDA style GENOCIDE now.Thank you, President TRUMP, for your TIMELY INTERVENTION to promote PEACE and freedom and arrest the reckless killing of our innocent women and children especially.

Southern Cameroons Interim Government (Federal Republic of Ambazonia)
22,582 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau

Protect Hararians in Harar, Ethiopia!

Hararis are ethnic group residing in Harar, Ethiopia. It is a small minority of only 20,000. This ancient city, Harar, is also called the 4th Muslim ‎holy city. It is a world heritage and a cultural symbol...also the preferred tourist destination for many. It is one of the rarest cities holding the dual UNESCO title (The world heritage status & the peace prize city). All the Hararis' farmland was forcefully taken for more than 30 years ‎and now the last single remnants of land owners were forcefully evacuated and some were even beaten to ‎death. However due to recent political changes, the Hararians are being threatened and warnings of genocide ‎on Harari indigenous natives have increased just as the image shows. -This was early in July 2018 in Harar city, the image serves as an evidence and action speaks louder than words! In other incidents in June, houses were burnt, properties were destroyed and people were beaten but noone has taken that into an ‎account. We are on the verge of being and fearing genocide (Ethenic cleansing) and many elders have also tried to end the issue peacefully but to no vail. Online ‎hate speech & neglect from the federal government has fueled the situation making the issue even worse than ever before.‎ Hararians lived in Harar city for thousands of years but we are being told to abandon Harar city and leave the country as a whole due to lack of knowledge of history. Harari peoples' safety and well being is at a greater risk than ever before. Bringing peace should be our top priority. Unstable, uncertainty and constantly living in fear under such brutal acts SHOULD STOP!! THIS IS IMMORAL, UNETHICAL AND BORDERLINE INHUMANE ACT AGAINST HARARI INDIGENOUS PEOPLE! IT VIOLATES BASIC HUMAN RIGHT! !  Justin Trudeau, PLEASE HELP HARARI ETHNICITY GROUPS LIVING IN HARAR, ETHIOPIA.

Harar .com
1,214 supporters