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Human rights violations

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Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to United Nations, United Nations Security Council, President of the United States, Malcolm Turnbull, Theresa May MP, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, European Parliament, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Angela Merkel (CDU), Bill Shorten, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), Microsoft, Boris Johnson MP, Council of the European Union, Amnesty International Australia

Global Campaign for United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to West Papua

Global Petition The Global Campaign for U.N. Peacekeeping Mission to West Papua (GC-UNPMWP) would like to release a global petition about the unending armed warfare between West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB/OPM) and Indonesian military forces (TNI/POLRI). On 27 January 2018, the TPNPB/OPM officially declared a war ultimatum against Indonesian State Colonialism and Multinational Corporations such as Freeport Mine in Timika. On 30 March 2018, Indonesian authority aggressively deployed up to 1000 personnel who massively equipped with sophisticated weapons such ballistic missiles which were not only for attacking the TPNPB soldiers but also has fatally shot dead one elder and seriously wounded two young children. The Indonesian forces indiscriminately fired live bullets towards the villagers that were fleeing the scene after their village elder was shot dead in front of them. The villagers could not retrieve the bodies and also account for the villagers who were shot or remained behind. Over 1000 villagers have fled to the jungle and are now being effected with serious hunger and are starving. The Indonesian brutality against the innocent civilians clearly violated human rights and humanitarian law when the villagers stood underneath the 5 Indonesian red and white flags which indicated that they were innocent civilians, but Indonesian military sprayed bullets and ammunition towards the civilians. To this day, the shooting is still occurring and it will never end.  This silent armed conflict is definitely characterized by non-international armed conflict, State Military Power and National Liberation Movement Army, although it has not been internationalized yet, the massive victim and fatality are believed to waving up. We strongly condemn the 55 years of fatalities, war crime against humanity, thousands hundred dead, massive environmental and property destruction under Indonesian oppressive military operation, and also those underwent without world communities’ attention and intervention by international governments. The fact both parties were empowered and equipped by modern weapons after war declaration publicly, which have resulted in the dead of 28 Indonesian soldiers and 3 TPNPB soldiers killed during the one-week war, included previous month, as well as last year which involved the killings of some combatants in both sides in Punjak Jaya District.   To protect the lives of innocent civilian and avoiding unnecessary property destruction, both party must put down their weapons. There is an urgent need for a third party (mediator) which is able to bring them into peaceful mediation table. Therefore, we deeply demand to:  1.      Indonesia to allow the UN Peacekeeping Mission to West Papua 2.      Indonesia to allow International Humanitarian Organisation and Independent Journalist into the battlefield,   3.      Five Veto Power (USA, Russia, China, France, England) plus ten non-permanent members at UN Security Council must cut off military ties with Indonesia and mediate the root conflict democratically and fairly.   4.      Australia and New Zealand must cut off military ties with Indonesia, and together with the member states of the Pacific Coalition for West Papua (PCWP) must seek a peaceful solution through the UN Security Council authority. Finally, on behalf of West Papuan peoples, we would be happy to inspire and encourage you all our good global citizens to sign this petition.Your voice is very important in protecting the lives of civilians in West Papua.  Signatures; Akouboo Amatus Douw Lewis Prai Wellip Mesak Karubaba Franciscus Oeweng Kandam Novenus Omabak 10th April 2018   

Lewis Prai Wellip
370 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Australian Government

Australian Government- break the Silence on China’s Concentration Camps in East Turkistan

An Emergency Call from East Turkistan Australian Association & Uyghurs in Australia "I miss her so much: Australian man pleads for wife's release from Chinese prison. High school sweethearts – both originally from China’s Xinjiang Uighur region dreamed of living together in Australia. However, their dream shattered when his newly pregnant wife, Bizainafu Abudourexit, was caught up in a Chinese crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority group, detained without charge, and sentenced to seven years in jail with no legal support. Nizamidin is now waging a lonely campaign as an Australian citizen to get his wife released from a Chinese women’s prison at a time when Australia is navigating a new relationship with China." Quoted from The Guardian. This is just one example of Uyghur community stories in Australia hear every day nowadays.  “I don’t know what to do. I am really scared.  I am so worried about my father, my mother and my young brother.  I don’t know where they are now.  I also don’t know if they are still alive or dead.” Quoted from Change. Currently, this is the usual conversation between Uyghur community members in Australia.  In 2017, Chinese authorities initiated a network of ‘re-education’ camps targeting a number of categories of ‘suspicious’ Uyghurs for political indoctrination. This includes but is not limited to: People who throw away their mobile phone’s SIM card or did not use their mobile phone after registering it Former prisoners released from prison ‘Blacklisted’ people ‘Suspicious people’ who have some fundamental religious sentiments  People who have relatives abroad People who have travelled abroad for any reason Government employees with religious sentiments or who have expressed sympathy for other Uyghurs Based on media reports, an estimated number of Uyghurs detained in the camps stands around one million in April 2018 across the region. Reports from Radio Free Asia have revealed the extensive nature of arbitrary detention through ‘re-education’ camps. A December 14, 2017 article disclosed how authorities were holding nearly ten percent of residents in Kona Sheher Township in the camps. Two reports published in January 2018 detailed the overcrowded conditions in camps located in Korla and Hotan. A January 18, 2018 report described how overcrowding at a camp in Korla was causing health problems among inmates. According to sources cited by Radio Free Asia in a January 22, 2018 article as many as 120,000 Uyghurs are being held in camps in the Kashgar region alone. Two returnees, Abdusalam Mamat and Yasinjan, died in December 2017 under uncertain circumstances during their time in the camps. In January 2018, Muhammed Salih Hajim, a respected religious scholar and translator of the Quran, died in a ‘re-education’ camp at age 82. In addition, reports have indicated that a young Uyghur was driven to suicide in February 2018, and a Uyghur teenager died under mysterious circumstances in March 2018. One Kazakh national was imprisoned for over seven months on allegations of helping Uyghurs obtain passports and was subsequently sent to a camp for 20 days. China’s ‘re-education camp’ system puts in violation of a number of international human rights norms, including those established in the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights. Based on Australia’s National Framework for Human Rights and National Action Plan, we request the Australian Government to call on China to end the ‘re-education’ camp system and to release all Uyghurs detained in these facilities. Silence and inaction are not options with so many innocent lives at stake. Silence and inaction are only to encourage China to inflict more suffering on Uyghurs. The voice of the voiceless Uyghurs languishing in the camps appeals urgently to your moral duty to say “STOP” to such a crime against humanity being committed by China. Break your silence before we are silenced.  SUPPORT US AS EVERY VOICE COUNTS AND EVERY ACTION MATTERS!   Related News and Petition 'I miss her so much': Australian man pleads for wife's release from Chinese prison https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/25/i-miss-her-so-much-australian-man-pleads-for-wifes-release-from-chinese-prison   China: Where did the Tens of Thousands of Missing Uyghurs Go? https://www.change.org/p/council-of-the-european-union-china-where-did-the-tens-of-thousands-of-missing-uyghurs-go   Uighurs live with fear, trauma as families remain stranded in China's growing 're-education camps' http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-24/uighur-community-in-australia-fear-reports-of-crackdown-in-china/9824554   China 'holding at least 120,000 Uighurs in re-education camps' https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/25/at-least-120000-muslim-uighurs-held-in-chinese-re-education-camps-report   China's Uighur ethnic minority protest in Australia ahead of exiled leader's visit http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-15/uighur-ethnic-minority-protests-china-re-education-camps/9551624   What Really Happens in China’s ‘Re-education’ Camps https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/opinion/china-re-education-camps.html   Uyghurs: Victims of 21st Century Concentration Camps https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/uyghurs-victims-of-21st-century-concentration-camps/   Trump official seeks sanctions for Chinese leaders on human rights concerns https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-official-seeks-to-sanction-chinese-leaders-on-human-rights-concerns/2018/06/28/e965c414-7a37-11e8-93cc-6d3beccdd7a3_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.78d29caed968

East Turkistan Australian Association
1,509 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Prime Minister, New Zealand Attorney General

Bring Phil Goff to Justice

On the 5th of July, Conservative speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern had a presentation cancelled at a Auckland Council venue (A government venue). This was on the pretences that Lauren and Stefan would "Stir up ethnic or religious tensions." Preamble Sorry, Mr. Mayor as the law states in the Bill of Rights Act 1990, section 2 "The rights and freedoms contained in this Bill of Rights are affirmed". In Section 3 the Act states "This Bill of Rights applies only to acts done— (a) by the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of the Government of New Zealand; or (b) by any person or body in the performance of any public function, power, or duty conferred or imposed on that person or body by or pursuant to law.". (a person in a government position, i.e. Mayor). Definitions Because there is no reference to the meaning of "everyone" it is fair to find council in the dictionary in regards to the context of this word.  "Everyone" has two meanings; "everyone" can mean a.) Everyone in a particular group or b.) Everyone, every person. As there is no group referred to as "everyone" then we can safely and educationally assume everyone mean; every person (Citizen or not).  Problem with Goff's ruling In the Bill of Right Act 1990 it clearly states in Section 13 "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief, including the right to adopt and to hold opinions without interference." which Phil is Okay legally for now, but let's press on.  In the Bill of Rights Act 1990 it states in Section 14 "Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form." This would mean that everyone has the right to expression and inform people of their opinions, whether wholesome or not, racist or not, in any form they like. (Literally, in any shape they like; on the street, passing out 'racist' pamphlets, posters, In a public place, et cetera.)  Moreover, in the Bill of Rights Act 1990, section 15 "Every person has the right to manifest that person's religion or belief in worship, observance, practice, or teaching, either individually or in community with others, and either in public or in private." (Everyone has the right to teach whatever they want in a public space, i.e. a council venue)  In section 16, the Bill tells us "Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly." You would think, by the way Goff was speaking, that they were going to be placing bacon at the door of a mosque (which is still very legal), but Southern and Molyneux were holding a private event in a public space, for people who agree with them. It is not like they were going to be in downtown Auckland preaching "hate". This is my question to you. How would you like it if this happened to Richard Dawkins or how would the Auckland Peace Action like it if this was done to them. I believe they incite Murder (abortion) with their views but you don't see me protesting against them. Here is why, I believe that sunlight is the best disinfectant and that the APA are not just wrong, but evil, so I want people to see them and their beliefs. However, they know that Southern and Molyneux are as clean as a proverbial whistle and know if they are allow to speak then people will flock in drove to the message.  So, it is my conclusion, because Phil Goff has broken the law, him and his council should be outed from the council all together. This is the standard I have for all official in this government, National or Local. Reference Government. (1990). The Bill of Rights Act 1990. Retrieved from http://legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225516.html    

Leighton Pearson
15 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Minister Brad Hazzard

Help Maureen and CID stop deadly disability discrimination

Maureen McIlquham’s daughter Michelle should not have died at 28 years of age. Michelle was an outgoing and friendly young person; an accomplished horse rider and much-loved family and community member. Michelle also had an Intellectual Disability.  Her death was due to a disastrous misdiagnosis of meningitis. The doctors misinterpreted Michelle’s responses, assuming her reactions were due to her disability instead of the intense pain she was experiencing. A recent landmark study from University of New South Wales shows that disability discrimination is deadly. In fact, in NSW 38% of deaths of people with intellectual disability are preventable. Council for Intellectual Disability is calling for proper investment in the health of people with intellectual disability so that we can end the terrible number of Australians with intellectual disability dying from preventable illness. We need the Government to commit to $9.5 million in the 2018 budget with staged increases over 4 years to reach $17 million annually by 2022. This would enable the implementation of recommendations in accordance with NSW Health’s own Framework to Improve the Health Care of People with Intellectual Disability. “$17 million will fund a statewide network of specialised intellectual disability health teams. These teams will be expert consultants for people with complex health needs and drive the change needed across mainstream health services." says Jim Simpson, NSW CID Senior Advocate.  This is a human rights issue and the Government needs to urgently address it. Michelle’s death was preventable and sadly illustrates what can happen if good quality and intellectual disability informed health care is not provided to people with intellectual disability.

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability
11,186 supporters