Human rights violations

28 petitions

Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to The Hon Malcom Turnbull, Hon Christian Porter MP,, Hon Julie Bishop, Senator Penny Wong

Julie Bishop, act now to ​#BringJamesRicketsonHome​ or my innocent father will die in jail

My Australian adopted dad, James Ricketson has the kindest heart - yet he’s holed up in a Cambodian prison without even having committed a crime. Unless the Australian government responds quickly, my innocent dad could die in jail. I’m petrified - every day matters now as he gets sicker. I’m so worried for dad’s rapidly deteriorating health - He is almost 70  frail and squashed in a tiny cell with 140 others. It’s so cramped, they have to take it in turns to lie down. Body lice are eating him alive. Dad is an Australian documentary maker/journalist. His only crime is kindness and using his award winning documentaries to portray the truth. The Cambodian government is holding him indefinitely without charge for the ridiculous and untrue accusation of espionage / spying as an Australian citizen - which carries 15 years. All he did was fly a drone over an opposition party rally, which isn’t even illegal. Julie Bishop has the ability to use diplomatic persuasion to achieve the Dad’s release - yet she’s refusing to intervene. Dad was making a documentary about Australia’s abused street kids when he adopted me and loved me as his own daughter. He saved my life. He was one of the first men in my life to show me kindness but now the Australian government has turned their back on him. 

Roxanne Holmes
72,003 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to The Honourable Peter Malinauskas, The Honourable Roger H COOK, The Honourable Greg Hunt, President Donald J. Trump

Urgent! Help Save Kate!

"Without Prejudice" This is the will of the following people; that you immediately take action, and an immediate cease is put on the ECT treatments for Kate Raleigh. We ask for a full inquiry into Kate's and my own medical kidnappings, criminal charges laid, as well as a full investigation now be launched on behalf of all the voiceless victims who are being lost to a system that is allegedly not in their best interest, and may be operating outside of their legal powers, with possible criminal implications. We are asking that this inquiry is independent and public. We do not want a ministerial inquiry. We also want to see an immediate, full review of current mental health practices. Cases such as Kates are not isolated incidents.  I met Kate when I myself was medically kidnapped and tortured for Islamophobia. [yes islamophobia, as stated on the form 1A] Like Kate, I had also been threatened with the choice of either voluntarily taking anti-psychotic drugs or ECT. If I complied and took the drugs I would be 'rewarded' by being released to the open ward. My non-compliance saved my life, but should never have been at risk in the first place! However, I was one of the lucky ones - I proved wrongful commitment and no mental illness... but only after they had already force administered anti-psychotics I did not need, almost killed me, and had destroyed my health and life. My objection as well as the laws they were in breach of, and the potential risk to my life and health if they proceeded were properly explained to them, after my requested legal rights to have people contacted, a 2nd opinion etc had also all been refused. A cop replied 'Well its our word against yours", and they all including the psych had a good old laugh over that.. Sadly my own story is all too common and most like Kate fall through the cracks... This is not OK!! Please help save Kate Raleigh. Kate has been in my opinion medically kidnapped and tortured, with complete disregard to her legal and human rights. Kate has been made an involuntary patient at Margaret Tobin Center, Flinders Medical Center, Adelaide SA. Kate was administered drugs, declared incompetent with forced internment, force medicated, and forced ECT sessions. [Electro Convulsive Therapy] No Judge, No Jury, No Lawyer, not even a Mental Health Advocate. As far as I am aware this is against the law and is referred to as a Star Chamber according to our constitution, which is the highest law of the land. Therefore it is illegal for one person to make any kind of legal decision against another individual as has happened in Kate's case. Medical consent is one of the critical areas of any kind of medical treatment.  One of the earliest expressions of this fundamental principal based on autonomy,  being the Nuremberg code in 1947.  This was adopted immediately after WW2 in response to medical and experimental atrocities committed by the German Nazi Regime and others.  The code makes it mandatory to obtain voluntary and informed consent of human subjects. Australia is signed up under this treaty. In a 1946 referendum a clause was added to Section 51(xxiii) of the Constitution which prevents the Government from forcing people to medicate. This means that the Government or those acting on its behalf can not force medicate. Further, sec 28 of the Federal Crimes Act (1914) states: Any person who, by violence or threats or intimidation of any kind, hinders or interferes with the free exercise of performance, by any other person, of any political right or duty, shall be guilty of an offence." The penalty is up to three years imprisonment. Section 109 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia... "When a law of a state is inconsistent with the law of the Commonwealth, the latter shall prevail, and the former shall, to the extent of the inconsistency , be invalid. The truth and explanation of what is happening to Kate, and the urgency and seriousness of this matter can be found here => Simple Truth 10: Electroshock is Brain Trauma - Dr Peter Breggin Your urgent assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please Help Save Kate. Thanking you in anticipation. #HelpSaveKate #QAnon #GreatAwakening @POTUS         

Cristina Rioli
132 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Attorney General of North Carolina

Release Katie Pladl from police custody. She married the man she loves!

The daughter and common law wife of Steven Pladl, Katie Pladl was arrested for the bogus crime of 'adult consensual  incest.' This  is in breach of  both the UN Charter of Human rights, to which the US is  a signatory, and the United States Constitution. Officials involved in her detention are committing a crime against humanity. They discriminated against the couple; Kidnapped them Took  their baby child from them Separated them Terrified them with the threat of a long jail sentence and criminal record Held them against their  will (without a  good reason since they are a risk to  nobody) Demanded massive financial burden (a million dollar bail ( extortionate amount) Theatened to  take them across state boundaries ( extradition to  Virginia). And threatened to  jail them for  many years. And all for what? If they were a gay couple, all of Hollywood would have shut down in protest! Politicians would be crying on TV pleading for justice and compassion, and kindness. 'Love is Love.' 'People can't help who they fall in love with.' Equality.' 'An end to discrimination based on one's sexuality.'    

24 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), Council of the European Union, European Parliament, European Commission

#Justice for 668Babies, 17,000Women, and all innocents allegedly arrested by TurkishRegime

In recent years, Turkey has experienced a sharp declining trend in almost all democratic indicators, including civil, political, economic and social rights, freedom of expression and media. Apart from these, the violation of human rights against women and children have been in a disturbingly rising pattern. However, the situation deteriorated substantially in the aftermath of the attempted, doubtful coup of July, 2016. After the failed coup, Turkish regime boosted the witch-hunt (which the government started after uncovering of their huge bribery) under an umbrella of the state of emergency calling the coup attempt "a gift from God".  By the end of August 2017, there are 668 children under age 6 in jails with their mothers who are denied their right to nutritious food and access to basic healthcare. Age                Number of children0-12 months         1491-3 years               3814-6 years              127 The mothers of these children are just 668 of 17,000 women who have imprisoned allegedly, who face torture, abuse, and ill-treatment in Turkey prisons, not having a fair trial.  Most alarming, since July 15, 2016                             147,932           got sacked 130,214           detained 62,211             arrested 3,003               schools, dormitories, and universities shut down 5,946               academics lost jobs 4,463               judges, prosecutors dismissed 187                  media outlets shut down 308                  journalists arrested          as of December 5, 2017, with increase day after day So, I think it is an important time for everyone to collaborate, from all parts of the world, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, and creed, hand in hand, to stop this tragedy, to support babies, women, journalists, judges, prosecutors, human rights defenders (incl. Amnesty International's Turkey staff) and many innocent others who are crushed under tyranny of Turkish dictatorial regime, who are imprisoned without any evidence, any trial. It is an important time to show that we can really succor each other from other parts of the world! Let us demonstrate that it is possible to change, to put pressure on a dictatorial regime and to force the authoritarians to follow democracy with the solidarity of nations. Let us request from related organizations worldwide to put pressure on Turkish Government to:  release mothers of 668 babies at least on pending trial,  stop torture and ill-treatment against detainees and prisoners,  including especially against women,  stop witch-hunt under the umbrella of state of emergency regime, dismissing, detaining and imprisoning people allegedly,  release human rights defenders, including Amnesty International Turkey staff. stop abducting people by mafiatic ways I hope we all, together with you, will be able to mobilize some related organizations including United Nations, European Court of Human Rights and parliaments of most countries as much as possible. And I hope this petition will also be an example of solidarity of nations, an example that will give hope to all victims of unlawfulness around the world.   You can sign the following petition also: #668BabiesToPrison    For more information about what is going wrong in Turkey and the consequences of the collapse of law, visit:  

Bir GaripKul
200 supporters