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Human Rights Violation

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Started 5 days ago

Petition to Scott Morrison

Australians don't want to move their embassy to Jerusalem! #WeRejectTrump

Aussies are a peace-loving nation. We don't believe that Prime Minister Scott Morrison should move our embassy to Jerusalem following Trumps move! Israeli settlements are deemed illegal under the international law and also the Geneva Convention, but the world has ignored their unlawful growth over the past 10 years in Palestine. As well as breaching 30 United Nations Security Council resolutions, Isreal has been responsible for humanitarian disasters being inflicted on innocent people and children. Jerusalem carries religious significance to the Christians, Muslims and the Jews, which highlights the sensitivity of this issue. The motion that was raised in the United Nations with regards to Jerusalem being the capital of Isreal, was declared 'null and void' with a vote of 128-9.    We don't want to be a part of this controversial movement. Is this what the Australian politics has come to? Do politicians simply care about their own seat and not the public opinion? We are a proud democratic nation having a government of the people, by the people, for the people! If Scott Morrison wears the Australian flag pin on his suit every day to remind himself that he is working for the 'Australian people', then hopefully this petition should be an eye-opener.                          Please sign this petition and share it with your friends so we can get our message across loud and clear. Power to you!   

Sanna Saleem
106 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Department of Health and Social Care, RT Hon Matt Hancock MP

Give Antonia the medication, nutrition and care she needs

 We need to make an atrocious situation public and get some action. It’s a life and death situation that should not exist in 2018 in a civilised country like the UK. A mother is doing anything and everything humanly possible to fight for the life of her beautiful, amazing 21yr old EDS suffering daughter. Antonia Payne-Cheney has survived many years of constant pain with no quality of life. She has recently, with the aid of some amazing public support and donations, received life-saving spinal and brain surgery in Barcelona that the NHS we unable to provide. Now, having spent time rehabilitating she has returned to the UK and she looked amazing. We had never seen our dear friend sit upright on her own, in a normal armchair, never seen her stand up unsupported, nor walk a few steps and there she was doing all of these things and looking forward to getting stronger day by day.Unfortunately here we are a few weeks later, Antonia is now being refused the painkillers and nutrition (through a line directly into her heart) that she was given following the surgery. The discharge document from the wonderful clinic in Barcelona is being ignored and Mother Victoria and brother Samuel have to stand by and watch the deterioration as she receives only some of the same medications that she was being given before the surgery which were clearly not sufficient for her very complex conditions.Victoria is Antonia’s carer 24/7, she is exhausted and yet faces whatever every new day throws at her, whether it be a seizure, respiratory failure, sepsis, anything at all.As close friends we are trying to find a way to get some action, some help and expose the situation for what it is, totally unacceptable.Unfortunately, unless something is done very soon, Antonia could be yet another in the long list of EDS patients who lose the battle for life.It is absolutely appalling that nothing has been learnt by those who have already been lost by means of suicide, failure to diagnose or understand the illness. We treat self inflicted illness and injuries caused by smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs without thinking twice. We prosecute people who treat animals badly but we are treating, or not treating in this case, a British citizen who deserves a life with quality. Thank you for your time.  Please show your support and sign the petition, Now!

Suzanne Milden
5,922 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wazed

Free Shahidul Alam

#FreeShahidulAlamAmnesty International and the signed petitioners request Bangladeshi authorities immediately release internationally renowned social activism photo journalist Shahidul Alam, who was detained by secret police in Dhaka on 5 August 2018 after giving an interview to Al-Jazeera on the current wave of student protests in Dhaka.  Shahidul is currently in police remand for 7 days, which allegedly included police torture on first evening.  To give an idea of the suppression of free speech inside Bangladesh right now, access to this petition inside Bangladesh was blocked by authorities within 30 mins of its launch.  Likewise, anybody can be picked up for anything, because what constitutes as an offence under section 57 is a blurry zone:  for example, random people are being arrested for writing support for Shahidul on Facebook. below paragraphs taken from:  www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/08/bangladesh-release-photographer-end-violent-crackdown/ At least 115 students were injured over the weekend as the police resorted to grossly excessive force, including firing rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of overwhelmingly peaceful student protestors. The students also came under attack from pro-government counter-demonstrators. “Shahidul Alam must be immediately and unconditionally released. There is no justification whatsoever for detaining anyone for solely peacefully expressing their views. His arrest marks a dangerous escalation of a crackdown by the government that has seen the police and vigilantes unleash violence against student protestors,” said Omar Waraich, Amnesty International’s Deputy South Asia Director. “The Bangladeshi government must end the crackdown on the student protestors and people speaking out against it. The students have a right to peaceful assembly and physical security. These rights should be respected and protected, and there should be an immediate and effective investigation into the use of force by police, the violent actions of pro-government vigilantes who also attacked the students, and why the police did nothing to stop them.” Thousands of Bangladeshi students have taken to the streets of Dhaka to demand safer roads after two teenagers were killed and 13 others injured while waiting at a bus stop outside a college when a speeding bus hit them. Shahidul Alam, the photographer who was detained by the Detective Branch of the Bangladesh police, has not thus far been charged with any offence. There are fears that he could be charged under Section 57 of Bangladesh’s draconian Information Communication Technology Act, which is inconsistent with international legal standards for the protection of the right to freedom of expression. Under international human rights law and standards, law enforcement officials must as far as possible apply non-violent means before resorting to the use of force and firearms. They can only resort to the use of force and firearms when other means have proved ineffective, and must then still exercise restraint. “As Bangladesh heads towards elections later this year, it is crucial that the government adheres to its international obligations, including the protection of the rights to freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly and security of persons” said Omar Waraich.References and background media information AlJazeera interview with Shahidul Alam that caused arrest:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8E1C7H4EhE AlJazeera: Context of student protest www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9j3EgLm62Q Guardian editorial:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/08/the-guardian-view-on-shahidul-alam-bangladesh-should-let-him-gowww.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/06/famed-bangladeshi-photographer-held-over-road-protest-comments New York Times feature articlehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/world/asia/bangladesh-photographer-shahidul-alam.htmlwww.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/world/asia/bangladesh-student-protests.html Leading Bangladeshi mediawww.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/dhaka/2018/08/06/photographer-shahidul-alam-taken-to-db-officewww.thedailystar.net/city/photographer-shahidul-alam-picked-dhanmondi-bangladesh-1616599https://www.thedailystar.net/news/star-weekend/you-are-your-facebook-profile-1618510 UPDATE: Shahidul has been charged under Section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information and Communication Technology Act, which could result in a sentence of up to 14 years in prison. Again, this is just for giving an interview to Al Jazeera and speaking his mind. Please read the Amnesty International report attached, and write immediately in English or Bangla or in your own language urging the authorities to: Immediately and unconditionally release Shahidul Alam, who is a prisoner of conscience, and drop all charges as he has been detained solely for peacefully exercising his human right to freedom of expression; Ensure that activists, human rights defenders, journalists, academics and members of the political opposition and other members of the public are able to peacefully exercise their rights to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association.   PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 18 SEPTEMBER 2018 TO: Minister of Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Email: minister@mha.gov.bdSalutation: Honourable Home Minister  Inspector General of PoliceMohammad Javed PatwaryEmail: ig@police.gov.bdSalutation: Dear Inspector General  And copies to: Political Affairs Advisor to BangladeshPrime Minister H.T. ImamE-mail: advimam@pmo.gov.bd; htimam55@gmail.com  Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.          

Concerned Bangladeshi
16,257 supporters