Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Theresa May, Donald Trump
Führende der Welt: Handeln Sie jetzt und retten Sie unsere Leben in Aleppo!
Ich bin einer der allerletzten Ärzte, die sich noch um die 300.000 verbliebenen Menschen im östlichen Aleppo kümmern. Jeden Tag werden hier Gräueltaten verübt. Das syrische Regime und russische Kampfjets greifen systematisch zivile Ziele und Krankenhäuser überall in der Stadt an. Ich habe sowohl dem ehemaligen US-Präsident Obama und Kanzlerin Merkel einen offenen Brief geschrieben, um ihnen mitzuteilen, was in Aleppo passiert. Ich bat sie darum, ihren Einfluss zu nutzen, um uns zu helfen. Aber die Antwort ist die gleiche wie die letzten fünf Jahre: Merkel schweigt und aus dem Weißen Haus kommt nur eine müde Verurteilung der Vorfälle. Weder Obama noch Merkel zeigten ernsthafte Bemühungen, um die verbrecherischen Angriffe gegen Zivilisten und Krankenhäuser zu unterbinden. Darum habe ich diese Petition gestartet habe. Die Führende der Welt hören nicht auf meine Stimme allein. Aber wenn Sie mich unterstützen? Machen Sie mit und wir sind so laut, dass sie uns nicht mehr ignorieren können! Sechs Jahre lang mussten wir mitansehen, wie zahllose Patienten, Freunde und Kollegen grausam und qualvoll ums Leben kamen. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft zugesehen und nur davon gesprochen, wie „komplex“ die Lage in Syrien ist. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft so gut wie nichts unternommen, um uns zu helfen. Im letzten Monat gab es 42 Angriffe auf medizinische Einrichtungen in Syrien, 15 davon waren Krankenhäuser, in denen meine Kollegen und ich arbeiten. Mit dieser Häufigkeit an Angriffen könnte unsere medizinische Versorgung in Aleppo bereits in einem Monat komplett zerstört werden. Dann würde man 300.000 Menschen ohne medizinische Versorgung sterben lassen. Was meinen Kollegen und mir die größten Kopfschmerzen bereitet, ist zu entscheiden, wer lebt und wer stirbt. Kleine Kinder kommen manchmal so schwer verletzt in die Notaufnahme, dass wir sie abweisen müssen, um denen zu helfen, die höhere Überlebenschancen haben. Oder wir müssen sie abweisen, weil wir einfach nicht die nötige Ausstattung haben, um ihnen zu helfen. Vor einer Woche starben vier neugeborene Babys, sie erstickten, weil eine Explosion die Sauerstoffzufuhr unterbrochen hatte. Sie starben, bevor sie überhaupt leben konnten. Trotz des alltäglichen Horrors haben wir beschlossen, hier zu bleiben. Wir haben uns derer verschrieben, die in Not sind. Es ist unsere Pflicht, hier zu bleiben und zu helfen. Alles, was wir jetzt verlangen, ist, dass es uns die Führenden der Welt gleich tun und ihre Pflicht wahrnehmen. Wir brauchen weder ihre Tränen, noch ihre Sympathie oder Gebete, wir brauchen ihre Taten. Sie müssen beweisen, dass sie Freunde der syrischen Bevölkerung sind. Bitte unterstützen Sie unseren Aufruf. Fordern Sie gemeinsam mit uns die Führende der Welt auf, die Menschen in Aleppo zu retten.
Petition to Theresa May MP, Angela Merkel (CDU), Giuseppe Conte, Emmanuel Macron, Donald J. Trump
Stop Turkey! Defend the Kurds! Halt EU Arms Sales To Turkey & Impose No Fly Zone
Turkey is threatening to invade N. Syria to attack the Kurds, the same forces who have sacrificed thousands of their young people to fight and defeat ISIS. Turkey must be stopped! EU led by UK, Germany and Italy must impose a No Fly Zone to protect the Kurds, their Coalition allies in the war against ISIS. Turkey has used its military expenditure power to buy its way into agreements with many European countries and businesses. BAE systems in UK, German leopard tanks and Italian helicopters. Turkey cannot keep its war machine running without the implicit backing of EU countries. If the EU actually want to stop the inevitable genocide of the Kurds in N. Syria and war crimes like we saw earlier this year when Turkey invaded Afrin they could stop all military agreements and impose a No Fly Zone to protect the Kurds as happened in 1991 to protect the Kurds from attacks from Saddam Hussain. Furthermore, robust sanctions should be applied until Turkey retreats back to its own borders. Fermati in Turchia! Difendi i Curdi! No Fly Zone & Halt EU Arms Sales To Turkey! Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign ha ricevuto questa petizione e l'ha diretta a Theresa May MP, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito e Leader del Partito Conservatore e a 2 altri / altreLa Turchia sta minacciando di invadere la N. Siria per attaccare i curdi, le stesse forze che hanno sacrificato migliaia di giovani per combattere e sconfiggere l'ISIS. La Turchia deve essere fermata! L'UE guidata da Regno Unito, Germania e Italia deve imporre una No Fly Zone per proteggere i curdi, i loro alleati della coalizione nella guerra contro l'ISIS. La Turchia ha usato il suo potere di spesa militare per acquistare la propria strada in accordi con molti paesi e imprese europei. Sistemi BAE nel Regno Unito, carri armati di leopardo tedesco ed elicotteri italiani. La Turchia non può mantenere la sua macchina da guerra senza il sostegno implicito dei paesi dell'UE. Se l'UE vuole davvero fermare l'inevitabile genocidio dei curdi in N. Siria e crimini di guerra come abbiamo visto all'inizio di quest'anno quando la Turchia ha invaso Afrin, potrebbero fermare tutti gli accordi militari e imporre una No Fly Zone per proteggere i curdi come accaduto nel 1991 per proteggere i curdi dagli attacchi di Saddam Hussein. Inoltre, dovrebbero essere applicate sanzioni severe fino a quando la Turchia non tornerà ai propri confini. Invia commenti Die Türkei droht mit dem Einmarsch in Nord-Syrien, um die Kurden anzugreifen, die Kräfte, die Tausende ihrer jungen Kämpfer geopfert haben, um den IS zu bekämpfen und zu besiegen. Die Türkei muss gestoppt werden! Die EU, angeführt von Großbritannien, Deutschland und Italien, muss eine No-Fly-Zone auferlegen, um die Kurden und ihre Koalitionspartner im Krieg gegen den IS zu schützen. Die Türkei hat ihr militärisches finanzielle Macht genutzt, um ein Abkommen bei vielen europäischen Ländern und Unternehmen zu kaufen. BAE-Systeme in Großbritannien, deutsche Leopardtanks und italienische Hubschrauber. Ohne die stillschweigende Unterstützung der EU-Länder kann die Türkei die Kriegsmaschinerie nicht weiter betreiben. Wenn die EU tatsächlich den unvermeidlichen Völkermord an den Kurden in Nord-Syrien und Kriegsverbrechen stoppen will, die wir Anfang des Jahres gesehen haben, als die Türkei in Afrin einmarschierte, könnten sie alle Militärabkommen beenden und eine No Fly-Zone errichten, um die Kurden wie 1991 zu schützen als Saddam Hussein sie angegriffen hatte. Darüber hinaus sollten solide Sanktionen verhängt werden, bis die Türkei sich an ihre eigenen Grenzen zurückzieht. Tirkiye gefan li bakurê Sûriyê dixwe û dixwaze êrîşî Kurdan bike, eynî ew hêzên ku bi hezaran qurbanî danîn ji bo xizmeta şerê li dijî DAIŞê û têkşikandina wê. Divê Tirkiye bê rawestandin! Yekîtiya Ewropayê bi rêberiya Brîtanya, Almanya û Îtalyayê divê herêmeke dijefirînê bo parastina Kurdan bisepîne, hevkarên wan li dijî DAIŞê. Tirkiye hêza xwe ya mesrefên serbazî bikar anî ji bo rê li pêşiya rêkeftin û bazirganiyên xwe li gel gelek welatên ewropî veke. Sîstemên BAE li Brîtanyayê, Tankên Leopard yê almanî û helîkopterên îtalî. Tirkiye nikare şerê xwe bêyî piştgiriya dewletên ewropî berdewam bike. Eger Yekîtiya Ewropayê bi rastî rawestandina qirkirina Kurdan li bakurê Sûriyê û rawestandina tawanên şer, wek ê me vê salê li Efrînê ji ber dagirkirina Tirkiyê dîtin, bixwaze, ew dewlet karin hemû rêkeftinên leşkerî li gel Tirkiyê bisekinînin û herêma dijefirînê ragihînin, wek dema ku ev tişt sala 1991 çêbû ji bo parastina Kurdan ji êrîşên Sedam Hisên. Zêdetir jî divê sizayên bihêz bên sepandin ta Tirkiye vegere sînorê xwe. الدولة التركية تهدد باجتياح الشمال السوري لتهاجم الكرد الذين ضحوا بآلاف من شبانهم وشاباتهم من أجل هزيمة داعش. الدولة التركية يجب أن تتوقف!الاتحاد الأوروبي بقيادة بريطانيا، ألمانيا وإيطاليا يجب أن يفرضوا حظر طيران على شمال وشرق سوريا لحماية الكرد وشعوب المنطقة حلفائهم في الحرب على داعش. تركيا استخدمت قوتها العسكرية لتعقد عدة اتفاقات مع الدول الأوروبية وصفقات تجارية معهم . التكنولوجيا الحربية الحديثة في بريطانيا، دبابات الليوبارد الألمانية والمروحيات الإيطالية . الدولة التركية لاتستطيع استخدام هذه الأسلحة من دون موافقة الدولة المانحة. اذا الدول الأوروبية بالفعل تريد إيقاف المجازر وجرائم الحرب بحق الكرد كما شاهدنا السنة الماضية عندما اجتاحت تركيا عفرين ، يجب عليهم أن يوقفوا صفقات الأسلحة مع تركيا وأن يفرضوا ويعلنوا منطقة حظر طيران فوق شمال سوريا لحماية الكرد كما حدث في ١٩٩١ لحماية الكرد من صدام حسين. علاوة على ذلك ، يجب أن تفرض عقوبات على الدولة التركية حتى تتراجع إلى حدود دولتها . ترکیه تهدید به حمله به شمال سوریه و کردها میکند؛ همان نیروهایی که هزاران تن از جوانان خود را در راه مبارزه با داعش و شکست آنها قربانی نموده اند . باید جلوی ترکیه ایستاد. اتحادیه اروپا به رهبری بریتانیا، آلمان و ایتالیا میبایست منطقهی پرواز ممنوعی را جهت محافظت از کردها و همپیمانانشان در جنگ علیه داعش، ایجاد کنند. ترکیه از هزینههای نیروی نظامی خود در جهت تسهیل بستن قرارداد با بسیاری از کشورهای اروپایی و بنگاههای تجاری آنها، سود جسته است؛ بنگاههایی همچون شرکت ب.اِی.ای سیستمز(BAE Systems) در بریتانیا، تانکهای آلمانی لئوپارد و هلیکوپترهای ایتالیایی. ترکیه بدون حمایت آشکار کشورهای اروپایی، قادر به تداوم استفاده از ماشین جنگی خود نخواهد بود. اگر کشورهای اروپایی ارادهی واقعی برای جلوگیری از نسلکشی حتمی کردهای شمال سوريا و وقوع جنایتهای جنگی مشابه آنچه در جریان یورش سال گذشتهی ترکیه به عفرین شاهد آن بودیم را دارا باشند، مطمئنا قادر به لغو کلیه قراردادهای نظامی خود با ترکیه و ایجاد یک منطقهی پرواز بهمنظور محافظت از جان کردها خواهند بود، همانگونه که در سال ١٩٩١ جهت حفاظت از کردها در برابر حملات صدام حسین دست به چنین کاری زدند. علاوه بر این، باید تا زمان عقبنشینی ترکیه به مرزهای خود، تحریمهای سختی علیه این کشور وضع گردد. دەوڵەتی تورکیا هەڕەشەی داگیرکردنی باکوری سوریاو هێرشکردنە سەر کوردەکان دەکات کەهەمان ئەوهێزانەن کە هەزارەها قوربانیان بەخشی بۆ شەڕکردن وتێکشانی داعش. پێویستە تورکیا بووەستێنرێت،یەکێتی ئەوروپا بەڕێبەری بەریتانیا و ئەڵمانیاو ئیتالیا پێویستە ناوچەی دژە فڕین بسەپێنن بۆپاراستنی کوردەکان، کەهاوپەیمانیانە لەشەڕی دژی داعش.تورکیا خەرجی هێزی سوپاکەی بەکارهێنابۆکڕینی ڕێگای خۆی لە ڕازیبوونی کۆمەڵێ وڵاتی ئەورووپی و بازرگان، سیستمەکانی (ب،ئە،ئی)لە شانشینی یەکگرتوی بەریتانیا، تانکی پڵنگیی لەئەڵمانیا ، هێلی کۆپتەرە ئیتالییەکان .تورکیا بەتەنیا خوی وڕاستەخۆ ناتوانێ بەردەوام بێت لەشەر بەبێ وڵاتانی ئەورووپا،ئەگەر وڵاتانی ئەورووپا دەیانەوێت جینۆسایدی نەبڕاوەی کوردەکان و تاوانی جەنگ بووەستێنن دژی کوردەکان لەباکوری سوریا ،هەروەک بینیمان لەوماوەی ڕابردوودا کاتێ تورکیا عەفرینی داگیر کرد ،توانیان هەموو هێزەعەسکەریەکان لە ناوچەی دژەفڕین بووەستێنن و توانیان کوردەکان بپارێزن ،هەروەک لەساڵی 1991 دژی ڕژێمەکەی سەدام ناوچەی دژە فڕییان بەکارهێنا بۆ پاراستنی کوردەکان، لەگەڵ ئەوەشدا ئابڵوقەیەقی بەهێز بخرێتە سەرتورکیا بۆکشانەوەی هێزەکانی بۆ ناوچەکانی خۆی.
Petition to Baroness Susan Williams (Cons), Penny Mordaunt MP (Cons), Stephen Hammond (Cons), Olly Entwhistle, James Brokenshire, Andrew Gwynne MP (Lab), Dawn Butler MP (Lab), Alun Cairns MP (Cons), James Palmer, Andrew Goodall
Transgender Healthcare Services In The UK Are Broken - URGENT Improvements Are Needed
Gender diverse patients, waiting up to four years for a first appointment, are suffering unnecessarily. Clarity is urgently needed on interim healthcare options. The Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the provision of LGBT healthcare has now closed (05.10.18) and our thoughts have never been more focused on the future provision of healthcare to gender diverse patients in the UK. Now is the time for transgender voices to be heard and for their health to be given the same level of importance as every other person in Britain. The 2016 Women and Equalities Report found that ‘the NHS is letting down trans people, with too much evidence of an approach that can be said to be discriminatory and in breach of the Equality Act.’ Yet, since then, little appears to have changed. Gender dysphoria, if dismissed and ignored, is life-threatening across all age groups, and yet patients can wait up to four years for a first appointment. By comparison, patients with diabetes wait 18 weeks to see a specialist. To that end, the signatories of this letter are today calling for better transition healthcare for this marginalised group of people. Despite the World Health Organisation thankfully declassifying their diagnostic category of Gender Incongruence as a mental illness in 2018, there is something about gender diversity which makes some people very afraid. Mention children and the levels of hysteria rise further, as borne out by regular tabloid headlines denying and ridiculing those who are simply not comfortable with the gender they were assigned at birth. Yet, research recently published in the the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reveals that when children are allowed to transition, including the use of puberty blockers, it improves their mental health. Furthermore the American Academy of Pediatrics, which with 64,000 professional members is the most respected paediatric organisation in the world, recommends taking a “gender affirming” non judgemental approach so that: “children feel safe in a society that too often marginalizes and stigmatizes those seen as different.” As you well know, our response to gender variant patients here in the UK is to put them on a waiting list for highly specialised NHS service provision. These specialised service clinics are massively overwhelmed. As a result, young people wait 18 months just for an initial appointment, and adults wait up to four years. It is only then, that the path to treatment begins and it is a path that can take anything up to 24 months. Many trans patients are told that their care will be withdrawn if they seek interim private options while they wait for NHS services. No other branch of medicine would operate in this way. Furthermore, while they wait, there is often little support, as many GPs and local hospitals hide behind a shocking lack of knowledge and skills. Instead huge numbers of patients are left to flounder. For some, this proves too much and they resort to accessing medication on the black market without a prescription, to bridge the gap while they wait for safe care. For others, it is worse and common outcomes are self harm and suicide. The recently published NHS England Service Specifications supports an approach emulating best practice in parts of Canada and the US. Here, a primary care based model operating according to the informed consent principle, is closer to the ‘norm’. However, while the developments are certainly heading in the right direction, patients are unlikely to see the benefits until 2021/22. Furthermore, the service specifications do not give any recommendations on bridging services for patients while they wait for treatment, nor do they advise GPs on how they might support their patients, while they wait to be seen. The guidance does refer to the fact that patients might be self-medicating, but offers no advice for the safe transfer to prescribed medication. What these patients need is access to the right interim support and medication via a channel where they can be monitored and cared for. Healthcare professionals of all grades also need emergency education to enable them to offer help at all levels. Patients are suffering and a workable solution must be found. We are calling for:- NHS waiting times for gender diverse patients of all ages to be urgently reviewed.- Clear options on interim solutions to be made available to people while waiting for their NHS appointment.- Assessment and treatment pathways to be modernised.- Alternate healthcare solutions to be recognised.- Clear information on how best to support gender-diverse patients in a primary care setting to be cascaded to those working in primary and secondary care.- Clear guidelines so that GPs feel empowered to offer support, including bridging prescriptions and shared care agreements, where requested.- Private care to be made available without retribution or consequences to the patient (as laid out in the NHS constitution). On behalf of the many transgender people currently being let down by NHS healthcare services, we request a response to the above issues outlining how they will be tackled, and by when. We welcome the opportunity to discuss our ideas for education and service delivery in person, and to facilitate the opportunity for trans voices to be heard. Yours sincerely Dr Helen Webberley, GP and Gender Specialist Dr Mike Webberley, Consultant Physician and Gender Specialist Aimee Challenor, Equality Campaigner Ali Camps, Co-Chair of Pride in London Annette Pryce, NUT (Section) LGBT+ Executive Member Aydin Olson-Kennedy LCSW, Executive Director Los Angeles Gender CenterBernard Reed OBE, MA, MBA, Trustee, Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) Capt Catherine Burton FRAeS Chay Brown, Trans Actual UKChristine Burns MBE., MSc., C.Eng., MBCS, Author; Trans Britain Dominic Davies, CEO Pink Therapy Dr Adrian Harrop, ST3 Registrar in General Practice; LGBTQ+ campaignerDr Ben Vincent, BA (Cantab) MPhil PhD, Chair, Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) Dr Heather Peto, LGBT Labour Transgender Officer Dr Meg-John Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University Dr Ruth Pearce, Research Fellow, University of Leeds Dr Carol Steele B.Sc., Ph.D. Dr Norman Spack, Founder of 1st USA clinic to medically treat adolescents with gender dysphoria, at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Edward Lord OBE, JP Chair Establishment Committee, City of London Corporation (personal capacity) Ellen Murray, Executive Director TransgenderNI Heather Paterson, LGBT+ Campaigner and Community WorkerIain McCallum, Advisor All About Trans India Willoughby, Broadcaster & Journalist Jane Fae, Writer Jay Stewart, Gendered Intelligence Jennie Kermode, Chair, Trans Media Watch Jenny-Anne Bishop OBE, All Wales Gender Identity Partnership Group Juno Roche, writer and campaigner Karen Pollock MBACP, Counsellor Northumberland Kate Adir, Trans advocate Kate Hutchinson, Director at Wipe Out Transphobia Katherine O’Donnell, Journalist, LGBTI rights campaigner & Equality Network Trustee Kellie Maloney, Former Boxing promoter. Broadcaster and diversity Speaker Marianne Oakes Dip Couns Michelle Ross, Founder and Director cliniQ Munroe Bergdorf, Model and Social ActivistNatacha Kennedy, Goldsmiths College and University College London Natalie Washington, Transgender advocateNeville Southall, ex goalkeeper for Everton FC Paul Farrelly, MPProf. Stephen Whittle, OBE, PhD, DLaws hc, FAcSS, MA, LLB, BA, Professor of Equalities Law, The Manchester Law School, Vice President and Head of Legal Services Sally Jane Coles B.Sc child health, RGN,NMP Sophie Cook, Writer and Broadcaster Sue Pascoe, LGBT+ Conservative Council MemberTara Hewitt Leadership & Inclusion Consultant Co-founder Trans Equality Legal Initiative Terry Reed OBE, JP, BA (Hons), MCSP, SRP, Grad. Dip. Phys, Trustee, Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) Organisations:Gendered IntelligencePress For Change Lincs Parents of LGBT
Petition to Theresa May MP, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, David Cameron MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP, Jeremy Hunt
Free Nazanin Ratcliffe
My wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old charity worker, was on holiday visiting her family in Iran. She was at the airport returning to the UK on the 3rd April when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location in Kerman Province, 1,000 kilometres south of Tehran, and is being held in solitary confinement. Gabriella Ratcliffe our 22 month old daughter (who has British citizenship only) has had her British passport confiscated, and is stranded in Iran with her grandparents. Nazanin has not been allowed to access a lawyer or her daughter. She has not been able to call out of the country to speak to me, her British husband, and the Red Cross have not been able to make contact. There have been no charges. Nazanin has informed her family that she has been required to sign a confession under duress, its content unknown. Her family have been informed that the investigation relates to an issue of ‘national security’. It is hard to understand how a young mother and her small child on holiday could be considered an issue of national security. She has been to Iran to visit her family regularly since making Britain her home. Nazanin currently works as a project manager for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation; which delivers charitable projects around the world. It does not work in Iran. Nazanin has now been in solitary confinement for over 30 days. Please help bring my wife and daughter home by signing my petition calling on our Prime Minister Theresa May to use her power and intervene.
Petition to Human Rights Council, Juan Méndez,
UN Human Rights Council. Investigate India for Human Rights Violations in Kashmir
For decades, the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir have suffered persistent human rights violations at the hands of the Indian authorities and the Army. Over the years, numerous leading human rights groups like Amnesty International have been heavily critical of India. Media stories/reports are featured here. A documentary made by Channel 4 can be seen here. In April 2016, a US report stated "There were few investigations and prosecutions of human rights violations arising from internal conflicts.” The abuses range from mass killings, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and sexual abuse to political repression and suppression of freedom of speech. Nothing has been done about the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which is used to kill innocent civilians without trial or judgment. India cannot continue to hide behind the AFSPA anymore. Thousands of lives have been lost. Moreover, the population are demanding the right for self determination as mandated by the United Nations resolutions. There appears to be a dictatorship as opposed to a democracy at present. The Indian government continues to suppress the freedoms of opposition parties. Civilians are brutally punished if they are seen to challenge or campaign against the oppressive occupation. Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India has taken to shutting off internet services intermittently, so that civilians cannot communicate with the outside world. It is for all these reasons that India must be held accountable for these human rights violations. Civilians have suffered since the 1990s without any assistance from international bodies. We would therefore like the Human Rights Council to take account of the evidence with a view to mounting an investigation into the serious oppression and human rights violations suffered by the people of Kashmir. Jan. 1989 to March 31, 2016Total Killings 94,332Custodial Killings 7,043Civilians Arrested 133,387Structures Arsoned/Destroyed 106,063Women Widowed 22,810Children Orphaned 107,556Women gang-raped / Molested 10,176Enforced Disappearances 10,000 + Update 2016. Clashes broke out following the death of a Kashmiri freedom fighter. India placed Kashmir under curfew, removed all communications and shut down any opportunity for a international civil remedy. The local Civil Society made this plea to the United Nations http://www.jkccs.net/urgent-action-appeal-regarding-deteriorating-political-and-humanitarian-situation-in-jammu-and-kashmir/ for intervention. India has since blocked all intervention by the UNHRC. Please though support this petition for the people of #KASHMIR. Update 2018 The UNHRC issues it's first ever report following this campaign www.kashmirhumanrights.com . Please access it here Visit Us on Facebook Human Rights Violations in Kashmir. Twitter #KASHEXIT Formal Complaint to the Human Rights Council against India http://www.kashmirhumanrights.com
Petition to Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for standards
⛔STOP PERSECUTING JOLENE BUNTING FOR HER POLITICAL BELIEFS‼️
Independent-Unionist, Councillor, Jolene Bunting, has been SUSPENDED from Belfast City Council for a period of 4 months, for daring to criticise ISLAM and defend "ANTI-ISLAMISATION" leaflets, distributed by a group, in South/East Belfast. Jolene, was democratically ELECTED to serve the good people of Court Ward (Great Shankill), Belfast, back in 2014. She works dam hard, not only for the people of the Shankill but for ALL citizens of Belfast, who contact her for help and advice with housing, bin collections, benefits, etc. Not only is Jolene, SUSPENDED for voicing concerns about Islam, but she could also find herself DISQUALIFIED from standing for re-election for 5 years, at the end of the Commissioner’s politically motivated 'WITCH-HUNT' It is absolutely APPALLING that anyone with a mandate to represent should be CENSORED, for simply expressing concerns raised with them, by their constituents. "Not to speak would be the great betrayal" Jolene, has NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE with the police, unlike some Councillors who sit in the same Council Chamber. Convicted, Bank robbers and Bomb makers sit in Belfast’s council chamber, yet, Jolene is the person accused of "Bringing Belfast City Council into disrepute", you couldn't make it up!!! Yes, like everyone, Jolene has made mistakes, the 'MEAN MEME' she Tweeted for example, once she realised it may have made light of the Irish potato Famine she took it down and later apologised on a live radio phone-in show. Maybe you know Jolene, maybe you don't. Maybe you like her or maybe you don't, but whether you support her opinion or not, she MUST be afforded the right to Freedom of Speech. Jolene, is a strong and courageous, young woman, however she cannot fight, the might of the forces against, alone. If you support Freedom of Speech you must SIGN and SHARE this petition: email it to your friends, share it on your social media accounts, please help get the word out every way you can. This is not about Jolene, THIS IS ABOUT DEMOCRACY, why in a democratic society, are we not free to talk about Islam? This case has made history, the action taken against Jolene is completely UNPRECEDENTED, no other Councillor in the United Kingdom has been reprimand for expressing an opinion, no matter how un-PC! Please SHARE this petition with your local elected politicians; Councillors, MLA's, MP's, MEP's, anyone with influence? Ask them, are they prepared to stand for Free-Speech, will they have the balls to support Jolene in her fight for FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY? Keep up-to-date with the latest developments: Facebook- @CouncillorJoleneBunting Twitter- @CllrBunting Other ways to contact Jolene: Phone- 07876743222 Email- email@example.com If you would like to read more on the LUDICROUS complaints made against her by political opponents, you can do so at: https://nipso.org.uk/nilgcs/nilgcs-latest-news/interim-adjudication-hearing-councillor-jolene-bunting/ Media coverage of Jolene's case: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/belfast-councillor-jolene-bunting-suspended-from-duties-for-criticising-islam-1-8638850 https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/belfast-councillor-jolene-bunting-vows-court-fight-over-absolute-joke-suspension-1-8639452 #JusticForJolene #StandForFreeSpeech
Petition to Daniel Ortega Saavedra, Didier Reynders, Mauricio Lautaro Sandino-Montes, Enrico Targa Sasso, Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres, Paul Oquist, Francisco Javier Díaz Madriz, Marla Castrillo Salvador, Francisco Obadiah Campbell Hooker, Leopoldo Guadalupe Castrillo Ramos, Luis Alberto Martinez, Harold Fernando Rivas Reyes
Free Amaya Coppens and other political prisoners in Nicaragua
Spanish | German | English | French Our dear friend, sister and daughter Amaya was kidnapped by the Nicaraguan paramilitary forces and is being detained in prison. Her crime? Speaking up against the government and its violent repression of peaceful protests. Amaya is a tireless human rights defender who led students with courage and generosity, while hundreds of fellow protestors were killed on the streets. It’s now our turn to fight for her. Please sign this petition and help us get Amaya free. Amaya’s story Amaya is only 23, but she has the heart of an activist. An outstanding and deeply empathetic student, she has championed peaceful nonviolent resistance and cares deeply about indigenous rights, women’s rights and the environment. As a teenager she won a scholarship and represented Nicaragua at a boarding school for global peace - United World College. Earlier this year Amaya was a 5th year medical student in León, Nicaragua. Top of her class, she was looking forward to finishing her degree so she could use it to help people. In April, mass anti-government protests broke out all over the country and the government responded with deadly force. Seeing this, Amaya chose to put her studies aside and stepped up as a local leader and spokesperson for the 19th of April Student Movement peacefully struggling for justice and democracy. On the evening of September 10th, Amaya was kidnapped by a paramilitary group while on her way home with a friend, Sergio Midence. The group was not from the police, and neither did they have arrest warrants. It took the police 48 hours to formally announce her detention. The first week of Amays imprisonment, she was held at El Chipote, a prison known for human rights abuses such as the use of torture and sexual violence for interrogating prisoners. Amaya was detained without being allowed to speak to her lawyer, without being presented to a judge within the 48 hour legal limit, and without contact with her parents. As you can imagine, her friends and family were sick with worry. After a week, Amaya was presented to a judge and charged with acts of “terrorism”, “kidnapping” and “illegal possession of firearms”, amongst other accusations. She is now held at La Esperanza women’s prison and awaiting her trial. Many of Amaya’s friends and fellow students have also been arrested, some have been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. According to The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights there are currently more than 345 political prisoners in Nicaragua. Every week, activists, students and other civilians are being taken by force on the street or in their homes. The Nicaraguan government has forbidden public demonstrations of any kind, in the hopes of repressing their opponents. They don’t hesitate to throw anyone in El Chipote – including children. We need all the support we can get. Please sign this petition to ask Nicaraguan authorities for the immediate release of all political prisoners detained on the grounds of the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and assembly. Please help us end political oppression and violence in Nicaragua. Help us to free hundreds of human rights activists. Help us to protect our dear daughter, sister and friend, Amaya. Sign and share this petition with all your contacts and follow our progress on our Facebook page. Many international organisations have condemned the Nicaraguan government’s actions, and many support Amayas case. [Links below for more information] Amnesty International: Urgent Action call for Amaya and other political prisoners [Sept. 2018] Front Line Defenders: profile on Amaya United Nations OHCHR: report on Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Context of Protests in Nicaragua, [18. April - 18. Aug. 2018.]
Petition to Sikh Council UK, Sikh Channel UK, Akaal Channel UK, Sangat TV, Guru Nanak Gurudwara Leicester
Ban racist Joginder Singh from Guru Nanak Temple (Leics) for refusing food to Non-Sikhs
xxxxxxx LATEST UPDATE xxxxxxx PRESS RELEASE: Trustees used charity money to cover-up racism and blackmail newspapers (UK) To view the Press Release webpage, which also features images for media use, please click: http://www.pressat.co.uk/releases/trustees-used-charity-money-to-cover-up-racism-and-blackmail-newspapers-uk-7985b16961645e490f47196a9b465a26/ STARTS Trustees used charity money to cover-up racism and blackmail newspapers (UK) 16th January 2018, Leicester (United Kingdom): Onkar Thandi, who is a member of the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Leicester (UK charity number 254837), claims the trustees covered-up racism at the Temple, by using charity money to defame Onkar, exploit prominent personalities, blackmail three newspapers and pay for unjustified legal expenses. Onkar states, “Despite being aware of the trustees’ breaches of legal duties, the Charity Commission [regulator of charities] has refused to remove them, so I’ve applied to the High Court for permission to start charity proceedings, as the trustees must be removed to secure the welfare of charity beneficiaries and charity money”. Racism was practiced and condoned at the Temple Following the Sikh custom of serving ‘Langar’ (free food) to eligible visitors, the Temple runs a ‘free kitchen’ service, which often attracts non-Sikhs, who are vulnerable, needy and homeless. Onkar claims, “Between early 2015 and September 2016, the trustees recklessly ignored verbal complaints, a complaint letter, an online petition and four newspaper adverts, about a Temple employee named Joginder Singh, who frequently mistreated non-Sikhs, and refused to serve Langar to eligible non-Sikhs, which breached Articles 5(m) and 21 of the Sikh Code of Conduct”. The White woman incident Referring to an incident that took place on 1st July 2016, Onkar states, “That evening, Joginder called a homeless White woman a “dirty woman”, and told her that he doesn’t respect her, which made her cry, so I confronted him and filmed the incident on my phone. My video shows Joginder panicking and switching off the lights, before he lies twice and hides in a room. As we [the petitioners] were sick and tired of complaining, we uploaded the video onto YouTube to expose Joginder and the trustees”. The Trustees defamed Onkar in two newspapers In retaliation, the trustees used charity money to publish a dishonest statement in two national newspapers [Des Pardes andPunjab Times], in which they falsely identified Onkar as being a member of an anti-Sikh group, which was using the social media to cause problems at the Temple. Onkar asserts, “To counter the trustees’ serious harm to my reputation, and the unwarranted harassment that I suffered, I was forced to publish petition adverts in four newspapers, which had cost me over £3,000”. The Trustees exploited prominent personalities The trustees further covered-up racism, by using charity money to exploit prominent personalities from Leicester. Onkar explains, “On 1st September 2016, the trustees arranged a meeting at the Temple, which was attended by local councillors, religious leaders and the Chief Superintendent Andy Lee [police], who were all duped into thinking, that my allegations of racism were false, whilst they enjoyed refreshments that were funded by the charity, for this blatant cover-up exercise. In a statement submitted to the Birmingham High Court, [trustee] Amrik Gill claimed, “The unfounded attacks by the Claimant [Onkar’s allegations of racism] were roundly condemned [by the prominent personalities] and a motion passed that an attack [Onkar’s attack] on one religion [the Sikh faith] is an attack [Onkar’s attack] on all religions”. Essentially, Amrik has admitted that the trustees slandered me to the attendees, who accepted that I’d caused problems at the Temple, to attack the Sikh religion [Onkar is a member of an anti-Sikh group], which is untrue. Cunningly, the trustees invited the Mercury [Leicester Mercury newspaper] to photograph the meeting, and to unduly apologise for publishing my truthful petition advert, as they [the trustees] knew that this would trick Temple members into thinking my allegations of racism must be false, because the prominent personalities wouldn’t have taken a photograph with the trustees, and the Mercury wouldn’t have apologised, if the trustees were in the wrong. As intended by the trustees, the Mercury’s report [and photograph] turned Temple members against me, and I was insulted, ridiculed and harassed to the point that I had to stop attending the Temple, after which, I was compelled to create Panjabi podcasts and a Panjabi news report, in a last-ditch attempt to clarify the truth of the matter to Sikhs across Leicester, and salvage what was left of my reputation”. The Trustees blackmailed three newspapers In January and July 2017, the trustees used charity money to instruct Rich and Carr Solicitors to send baseless legal notices to three Panjabi newspapers that published Onkar’s petition adverts. Onkar explains, “the blackmail letters [legal notices] denied my true allegations of racism, claimed my petition adverts were highly defamatory, and threatened the newspapers with defamation proceedings, if they failed to publish front-page apologies and pay substantial damages. The trustees knew that my petition adverts were truthful, so they had no reason to demand the apologies and damages. Consequently, the trustees committed the criminal offence of blackmail, under section 21 of the Theft Act 1968, as they made unwarranted demands [for undue apologies] with menaces [threatening baseless legal action for defamation], with a view to make a financial gain [receive undue damages], which would have caused a financial loss to the victims [the three newspapers]. In February 2017, the three newspapers rightly refused to meet the trustees’ unlawful demands, but the trustees harassed them, by sending another legal notice in July 2017 and instructing their representative Gurmit Kang to send intimidating email threats. In Gurmit Kang’s email dated 11th August 2017, he boasted about consulting top defamation solicitors Carter-Ruck, attached an incomplete draft of a defamation claim, as well as, the proposed apology wording, to force the newspaper into apologising, but this didn’t work, as the newspaper stood its ground, refused to be bullied and put Gurmit Kang in his place, in it’s email response [to Gurmit Kang]”. The Trustees used charity money to pay for unjustified legal expenses In a statement submitted to the Birmingham High Court, trustee Amrik Gill clarified that since April 2016, the trustees have spent £4750 of charity money on legal expenses. Evidently, some of this money was spent on consulting Carter-Ruck [top defamation solicitors], with which, Amrik claims to have exchanged, “40 emails and telephone calls”. Onkar argues, “The trustees are the ones who first defamed me [in newspapers], which caused me to publish the truthful petition adverts [in the same newspapers], so on what basis did the trustees use charity money to consult Carter-Ruck, with regards to suing me for defamation, when they’re the one’s who defamed me? I firmly believe that the trustees had conspired to start a defamation claim against me, purely to teach me a lesson [for opposing and exposing the trustees’ wrongdoings], through causing me to suffer further financial losses”. In June 2017, Onkar started a High Court claim against the trustees, which sought their removal for breaches of duties. Onkar claims, “Instead of immediately resigning, the power-hungry trustees again instructed solicitors [using charity money], and drafted a dishonest defence, which shamelessly stated, “It is denied that Joginder Singh ever mistreated non-Sikh visitors”, which is untrue based on my video [footage] alone, because it proves that Joginder had mistreated the White woman, to the point of crying, on that day. By blackmailing newspapers, consulting Carter-Ruck and defending my High Court claim with a dishonest defence, the immoral trustees used thousands of pounds [of charity money], to pay for unjustified legal expenses, simply to cover-up racism and their gross mismanagement of the Temple". Five Trustees lied to the High Court to claim undue legal costs Onkar claims five trustees have lied to the High Court to claim thousands of pounds, in undue legal costs from Onkar, as he clarifies, “[trustee] Amrik Gill claimed that between April and August 2016, he’d spent fifty hours, on examining my videos and podcasts, for which he wants me to pay him £950. This is a lie, because my video [news report] and podcasts were released after 7th September 2016, so how could Amrik have examined them, before they were even released? Shamelessly, four other trustees have also claimed £2,280, for the exact same reason. I’ve fully disputed their bogus bill of costs, and I will expose their lies at the upcoming hearing”. The Trustees ‘re-elected themselves’ for another six years Onkar states, “In accordance with the Temple’s Constitution, an election was due to be held in June 2017, but anticipating that they [the trustees] would lose [due to their bad track record], the trustees held a ‘secret’ election at the Annual General Meeting, to which approximately, two-hundred pre-selected ‘voters’ [The trustees’ friends, relatives and supporters] were invited, to ‘elect’ the trustees, for a whopping six years [for two full terms, not the usual one term allowed by the Temple’s Constitution]. Evidently, the trustees are power-hungry people, who will do anything to retain control of the Temple and charity money”. The Trustees are unfit to be charity trustees Referring to the Temple’s President, Onkar states, “Despite being a local councilor, who is responsible for serving many non-Sikhs in his constituency, Ajmer Basra recklessly ignored the mistreatment of non-Sikhs at the Temple, over an eighteen-month period, which alone proves that he is unfit to be a trustee. The rest of them [the trustees] are equally bad, for dishonouring Sikh teachings and breaching the Sikh Code of Conduct, through covering-up racism and engaging in dishonest and immoral activities [harassment, defamation, blackmail, abuse of charity money and lying to the High Court], so they must be removed and disqualified”. Charity beneficiaries and charity money are at risk Onkar states, “If the trustees can stoop to harassing, defaming and claiming undue legal costs from me, which is what they have done, what’s stopping them from harming others [charity beneficiaries], who oppose their [the trustees’] wrongdoings and mismanagement in the future? Moreover, on 28th December 2017, the trustees announced in the Mercury [newspaper] that they plan to rebuild the Temple at a significant cost of £5 million pounds, most likely because they want to improve their well-deserved bad reputations. As the trustees have already squandered thousands of pounds of charity money [by paying for unjustified legal expenses], how can they be expected to manage a project of this scale? Also, I’m extremely worried that [trustees] Ajmer and Amrik will steal charity money to defend my ongoing defamation claim, which is against them personally [they’re not allowed to use charity money to defend the defamation claim]. Considering that Amrik has already tried stealing money from me [by claiming undue legal costs], and Ajmer had authorised the unjustified legal expenses from charity money, which in my view, equates to having authorised theft from charity funds, how can they, or any of the trustees for that matter, be allowed to continue handling charity money?” The Charity Commission is not an effective regulator On 30th September 2017, Onkar had sent a bundle consisting of over four hundred pages to the Charity Commission, which fully detailed and evidenced the trustees’ breaches of the Temple’s Constitution, the Sikh Code of Conduct and the Charity Commission’s regulations. In his application, Onkar had requested that the Charity Commission either removes the trustees, or gives Onkar permission to start charity proceedings. Onkar alleges, “Unbelievably, on 14th December 2017, the Charity Commission refused to remove the trustees and failed to authorise charity proceedings, for absolutely irrelevant reasons, which suggest that the case manager who’d dealt with my application, hadn’t even read the key material for consideration. Consequently, I’ve applied to the High Court for permission to start charity proceedings, and a hearing is due to take place shortly. Having completely mishandled my complaints, the Charity Commission has failed to ensure the trustees’ compliance with the charity’s governing documents, and therefore the Charity Commission is not an effective regulator”. ENDS For further information, please read the petition updates below. Onkar Singh