human rights violations
Petition to PRIME MINISTER INDIA (Sh.Narendra Modi), President of India (Sh. Ram Nath Kovind), Rajnath Singh (Home Minister INDIA)
Stop CASTE Reservation in INDIA. Save General Caste. Bring Equality.
Are you a General Caste person? Then certainly you feel me. Born in a country where RIGHT TO EQUALITY is provided by the Constitution but in real nothing is equal. We Generals have slogged through the decades. Govt did introduce reservation for the SC/ST/OBCs long back for their uplifting,which has been majorly achieved,i mean they are above us now.Then why is it still prevalent? Is it for the vote bank politics of the parties that its being extended and amended. Why is it that a General people has to feel ashamed on his birth here in India? High marks needed,high application fees. Eg- 1) Recently DU Phd in Maths required Gen 94/200,OBC 84/200, SC/ST 0/200 2)UGC NET 2017 Fees GEN 1000,OBC 500,SC/ST 250. Not just this, everywhere from JOBS,Fees, Engineering,Medical,UPSC,State Civil Services, Scholarships,Promotions, This epidemic is everywhere. I want to ask why such discrimination? Generals are not rich neither all Sc/ST s are poor. Govt should roll back this. Its high time such atrocities on General caste people be stopped. I humbly request the Government to reconsider the Entire reservation system and do the needful to solve the long time demand of the suffering faced by all. Please SIGN this petition.
Petition to The Turkish Government
We demand the immediate release of University of Aberdeen lawyer Dr Hanifi Bariş
ACADEMICS, COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN LAWYER DR HANIFI BARIŞ FROM PRISON IN TURKEY On 4th July 2018, Dr Hanifi Bariş, a University of Aberdeen PhD graduate, was arrested in Istanbul. He is charged with "posting items of criminal content” on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Hanifi is a gifted, well-respected and dearly loved scholar and friend. We decry this abuse of state power and demand justice for our esteemed colleague. The recent actions of the government are demonstrative of an escalation in the repression and erosion of basic human rights in Turkey. Sadly, Hanifi's arrest is not an isolated event. He is one of hundreds of academics currently imprisoned and facing criminal and disciplinary investigations. Many others have already been dismissed or suspended and some have fled the country. Link to news story here. STV news coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uESnsM4aue8&feature=youtu.be We, the undersigned, support Hanifi and demand his immediate release from prison. 1. Étienne Balibar, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Université Paris Nanterre 2. Professor of International Politics Engin Isin, Queen Mary University of London 3. Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley 4. Gurminder Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex 5. Professor Sandro Mezzadra, political theorist, Università di Bologna 6. Professor Ilan Pappé, historian and social activist 7. Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography, University of Warwick 8. Aleksandra Ålund, Emeritus Professor, Linköping University 9. Professor Patricia Burke Wood, Department of Geography, York University 10. Professor Diana Paton, William Robertson Professor of History, Edinburgh University 11. Dr Trevor Stack, Director, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, University of Aberdeen 12. Prof. Dr. Karin Friedrich, Chair of Early Modern European History, University of Aberdeen 13. Dr Andrea Teti, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Aberdeen 14. Dr. Thomas Schmidinger, University Lecturer for Political Science, University of Vienna 15. Katharina Brizic, Professor of Multilingualism Studies, University of Freiburg 16. Dr. Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Professor of Comparative Politics, Siena College, Albany, NY 17. Professor Annelies Moors, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam 18. Prof. Dr. Philip G. Kreyenbroek, Professor Emeritus, Georg-August University Göttingen 19. Dr. Wendelmoet Hamelink, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo 20. Professor René Smits University of Amsterdam 21. Prof. Dr. Marlies Casier, Visiting Professor, Ghent University 22. Dr Nazand Begikhani, Senior International Adviser Higher Education & Gender, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol 21. Martin van Bruinessen, Professor Emeritus, Utrecht University 22. Dr. Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Excellence 100 Reader in Social Politics and Media, Loughborough University 23. Dr Ilia Xypolia, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Aberdeen 24. Ogubie Lawson, President, Aberdeen University Students' Association, University of Aberdeen 25. Professor Doctor Ulisses Terto Neto, IESB and the Federal University of Goias (UFG), Brazil 26. Dr. Erik Bähre, Associate Professor, Leiden University 27. Prof. Dr. Peter Pels, Institute CA-DS, Universiteit Leiden 28. Jorunn Økland, Professor, University of Oslo; Director, Norwegian Institute at Athens. 29. Dr. Martin Greve, senior researcher, musicologist, Berlin 30. Dr. Latif Tas, SOAS, University of London 31. Dr. Gopal Krishna Siwakoti, Ex-President Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network. Human Rights Activist 32. Professor Robert I. Frost, Burnett Fletcher Chair of History, University of Aberdeen. Fellow of the British Academy Akademisyenler, Meslektaşları ve Arkadaşları Aberdeen Üniversitesinden Barış imzacısı, Avukat Hanifi Barış’ın Derhal Serbest Bırakılmasını Talep Ediyor Doktorasını Aberdeen Üniversitesinde yapmış olan Dr Hanifi Barış, 4 Temmuz 2018 günü İstanbul’da tutuklandı. Yetkililerin belirtildiğine göre, hakkındaki suçlama, Facbook’da "suç içeren paylaşımlar" yapmasıydı. Hanifi, başarılı, saygı duyulan, ve çok sevilen bir akademisyen ve arkadaş olarak bilinmektedir. Bizler devlet otoritesinin bu şekilde kötüye kullanılmasını eleştiriyor, saygıdeğer meslektaşımız için adalet talep ediyoruz. Türk devletinin son zamanlardaki uygulamaları ülkedeki temel insan haklarındaki erozyonu ve baskının boyutlarını tereddütte gerek duymadan açığa çıkarmıştır. Üzülerek belirtmek isteriz ki, Hanifi hâlihazırda cezaevinde bulunan, hakkında ceza ve disiplin soruşturmaları açılan yüzlerce akademisyenden sadece biridir. Şu güne kadar, birçok akademisyen işlerinden atılmış veya uzaklaştırılmış, veya bu baskı ve ceza tehditleri altında ülkeden ayrılmak zorunda bırakılmıştır. Bu metni Hanifi’yi desteklemek ve onun derhal serbest bırakılmasını talep etmek amacıyla imzalıyoruz. #HanifiyeÖzgürlük
Petition to Amnesty International Australia, United Nations, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), US State Department, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Theresa May MP, Donald Trump, BBC, Council of the European Union, The British Council
A CALL FOR JUSTICE TO SAUDI ARABIAN WOMEN!
IMPORTANT! A 25 year old Saudi Arabian woman in Riyadh is trapped in a household which promotes a rape culture and abuse through various beatings, threats, violence, as well as depriving her from basic needs such as food, water and medical care. I write this on behalf of her as this is a serious matter that needs immediate attention. I and many private individuals have contacted organisations such as UN women, Amnesty international, Human Rights Watch, Un Refugee etc only for them to ignore our cry for help or they would tell us that they do not deal with "individual cases". The young lady contacted local authorities and shelters for help but they would blame her instead for the abuse or they would turn a blind eye towards her case. This was proven from a variety of emails and proofs of which she provided us with in the hopes that it will spark attention. We call upon each and every individual to be a voice, in order for her to be placed in a safe environment after her endured trauma! She is also willing to testify on behalf of many other women who are trapped in her predicament in the hopes that Officials need to start taking lives seriously! I am desperate for this petition to reach as many people as possible because the young lady is looking through other means such as suicide. Who can blame her? It is obvious that she is mentally incapable and hence I redeem this matter as being serious. I have not provided her full name so that I can protect her identity from any further dangers especially from governmental entities and/or her oppressors. It is seen as a "shame" for a victim of the Saudi state to seek international help from outside their borders. That to me is absurd considering the fact that the victim and those who are oppressed wouldnt need to seek international help in the first place if their OWN state authorities and organisations didnt turn them away! To the humanitarian organisational entities, we call upon you to act according to the promises that you preach on a daily basis! We cannot as a society allow you to weaken the voices of the vulnerable when they CALL OUT FOR YOU! Furthermore, the whole purpose as to why your entites exist in the first place is to deal with violations that are a threat to human life! If you, yourselves do not follow your own mission and vision statements that you are willingly proud to boast about in public view, you are as bad as the individuals who find the need to cause unrest in society! The abuse of Saudi Arabian Women has been an ongoing issue that never ends. It is an atrocity that shouldn't even be considered a norm. Convenants and policies do nothing for these women as they are still being abused and mistreated in the most horrendous ways. A Saudi Arabian woman must not be killed or placed in a dention centre just because she knows her worth! The Saudi Arabian state must be held accountable for upholding a culture of abuse in its society! Death should not be, by any means a way of escape for a woman who is oppressed! Stop turning a blind eye to a human rights violation that is killing many. One Womans death equates to a fallen generation! Women are more than their beauty and their strength, They hold the world in the palm of their hands, therefore we need to rise to the occassion. Saudi Arabian women deserve their freedom. We talk about their freedom, we fantasize about it, we write articles about it and we even create mediocre policies for it but we never ACT on the freedom we so actively preach about it! ACT! ACT! ACT! GOALS 1. The Saudi Arabian Victim must be set free without any arrests. Furthermore, her oppressors must be dealt with legally for the crimes committed. She must be given the necessary treatment for the trauma and she must be able to have a say when it comes to her personal concerns. 2. Provide Saudi Arabian women of ALL ages places of safety ENSURING that they will not get turned back by organisational entities, ensuring that medical provisions are being made, ensuring that their perpetrators deal with the law immediately and effectively and ensuring that places of safety are checked on a constant bases for safety precautions. Any organisation that fails to account for the above, must face legal precautions. 3. Police Enforcement must be held accountable for not taking matters of abused women seriously. Women must NOT be forced back to their oppressors neither should they be arrested for reporting a crime that is considered urgent and pertaining a crisis that has the potential cause death. We ask that the Police enforcement must be held accountable for their actions if found to do so and this can only be achieved if investigations are conducted by the state and international organisations who have ties with such entities. #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen For more info please contact me on the following: Email: Ask for it. Social Media: Instagram and Skype. (Email me for such details)
Petition to Mr. Anthony Ojukwu
IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILD MARRIAGE LAWS IN NIGERIA
In Nigeria (Northern Nigeria) young girls below the age of 18 are being given away to grown men for marriage. According to Wikipedia, many girls are married before the age of 15, some as young as 7. As of 2006, 15–20% of school dropouts in Nigeria were the result of child marriage. In northern states over 50% of the girls marry before the age of 15. Child marriage leads to teenage pregnancy and most importantly violates the rights of children. This petition is to put an end to this by pressuring the legislative and executive bodies of Nigeria to make and enforce the laws that discourage child marriage. I strongly believe we will eventually provide a place that is safer for the young girls and boys f Nigeria. Please sign this petition to show your support to stop the denial of the rights of our children. Every signature counts. Thank you.
Petition to Jeremy Corbyn MP
I want the right to a fair none bias trial against The Northumbria Police Force & IPCC.
I am fighting to get a fair trial against the Northumbria Police Force and IPCC about the appalling way they conducted the murder investigation into My late Son Lee David Phipps racist killing,I want an outside force to investigate Northumbria Police Force and look at the evidence I have, I want the judges to LOOK at My case and the evidence presented before them instead of ignoring the evidence against The above parties and siding solely with them. I want the judges to look at how The Northumbria Police Force could allow the Uncle of the three killers to be on the case, why during the Uncle's time on the case critical evidence vanished that would have seen all three killers jailed not just one and I want them to explain why The Northumbria Police Force and The IPCC created operation review a document that was given to the press in order to slander My late son and I with malicious falsehoods, I want the Judges to explain why the Northumbria Police Force thought it was okay to freely gave out My address so the killers and their families could know where I live, I want to know why the IPCC are protecting the Northumbria Police force instead of investigating them for the misdeeds that they have done and which I have plentiful evidence of.
Petition to President E.D. Mnangagwa, Boris Johnson MP
Justice From TEMBA PETER MLISWA who illegally seized my company.
Mr President of The New Zimbabwe Your Excellency "The VOICE of the people is the voice of God" On behalf of my wife and two boys I humbly appeal to you Mr President, the Zimbabwe Government and ZANU-PF for justice through compensation from Hon T.P MLISWA. Hon Mliswa used the previous President Mr Robert. G. Mugabe's name in vain for personal Gain/Greed to illegally seize my companies' Noshio Motors and Benbar! He claimed Mr Mugabe "Sanctioned" this illegal seizure in line with the "indiginization" law. On 18 December 2009. He wrongfully and illegally seize my companies Noshio Motors (Pvt) Ltd incorporating Benbar/Tromps using a fake "Banda Trust" Mafia style dirty politics and his uncle Didymus Mutasa. He stated he is "Untouchable and above the law" as he has "powerful connections". He is obstructing the judiciary from doing their work in a professional manner. Mr President you "Condemn" corrupt and illegal activities and recently gave a white farmer back the land. The country is wooing back FDI yet my companies were illegally seized by Hon Mliswa. My "Crime" white British FDI working with the amazing people of Zimbabwe. I was forced to flee Zimbabwe, with nothing but a suitcase due to death threats on my life. In the process I illegally LOST my entire investment, over One Million Pounds! My MP sincerely wrote to the Previous President, in VAIN. He wrote to the AU, S.A.D.C. EU, Brussels, Prime Minister, House of Lords, House of Commons British Ambassador in Zimbabwe Catriona Laing and the Zimbabwe Ambassador in London humbly asking for their devine intervention. I love the amazing people of Zimbabwe, their kindness, warm smile, passion and love for God, willingness to work hard in rebuilding their Nation. What happened to me Mr President, was wrong, immoral, illegal, fraudulent, un-constitutional, against the law, a gross violation of my Human and property rights. Hon T.P MLISWA was called in, for his political muscle and "powerful connections" to prevent a forensic audit at my companies Noshio Motors and Benbar. Hon Mliswa claims a "Banda Trust" was drafted by his lawyer at the time G.N.MLOTCHWA! However as of February 2010 no such "Banda Trust" ever existed! My lawyer Victor Zvogbo did a search at the Deeds Office to verify this. HonT.P.Mliswa, SEVERELY VIOLATED MY HUMAN AND PROPERTY RIGHTS. He threatened to rape my Belgian wife, kidnap my two Belgian boys and KILL me!! My "crime" FDI. Anti Corruption came to see me to tell me Mliswa was trying to change the Share Certificate. Didymus Mutasa lied to the previous President. He was Presidential affairs Minister at the time. He made sure his Nephew, son and others were "Aquitted" bribing magistrates Never Katiyo and Morgan Nemadire as well as abusing his office. Johannes Tomanna (who was Mliswa's lawyer in 2000 during the Land Invasions) Prematurely closed my case without allowing FOUR other state witnesses to testify. You are a lawyer Mr President. The FACTS are there. Please may I humbly ask you to summonds Florence Ziyambe Chris Mutangadura, Mr Dube, Mishrod Guvamende the LAW Society of Zimbabwe and Patrick Chinamasa who was Justice Minister at the time. I wrote to them all. A PRECIDENT MUST be made to show the World that Zimbabwe is definitely open for business and this will NEVER happen again to any other FDI creating employment for the amazing people of Zimbabwe. I humbly ask and pray for your intevention in order for my family and I to rightfully receive the compensation due to us from ZANU-PF the Zimbabwe Government and Hon T.P MLISWA who was Provincial Chairman of Mashonaland West in the ruling Zanu-PF party at the time he illegally seized my companies Noshio Motors and Benbar. Benbar was Zimbabwe's Number One Choice in manufacturing and Noshìo Motors was the leading supplier of motor vehicles and accessories to the entire Nation. Hon Mliswa destroyed it over night. Some workers had been there from the time of it's inception in the 90's. New potential investors want to believe the same thing will not happen to them. Hon T.P MLISWA must be held accountable for his own ACTIONS and DECISIONS in this heinous crime. HOW can he be PPC "Chairman" when he himself bribed Magistrates NEVER KATIYO and MORGAN NEMADIRE to get "ACQUITTED"? He threatened, harassed, intimidated, looted, extorted, maliciously damaged my personal property and furniture, criminal defamation, obstruction of justice, coercion, manipulation of the judiciary, abuse of office, interfering with state witnesses, stole vast amounts of cash both in the safe and from customers, he made false police reports, changed the CR14 WITHOUT my knowledge and/or approval, obtained a new share certificate, he is in violation of the Companies Act, using a FAKE "BANDA TRUST" and Banking Act, illegally opening a bank account and much more This is about an investment which I made in good faith in Zimbabwe, Mr President. I had been working from the time I was 16 years old. I built up these companies created employment only to lose the entire lot to Hon T.P MLISWA's personal greed! No "Sacred Cows" Mr President. It is my hope and prayer my family and I receive justice through compensation from HON T.P MLISWA and perhaps help in the re-building process. #EXPOSEMLISWA #NOTOCORRUPTION #NOTOINJUSTICE #NOSACREDCOWS #YESTOHUMANRIGHTS #YESTOFDI #YESTOCONSTITUTION #YESTOACCOUNTABILITY #YESTOPEACE #YESTORESTORATION #YESTOREBUILDING #YESTORULEOFLAW #BRIGHTFUTUREAHEAD #LEGACYFORCHILDREN #TembasVictim #MLISWATOPAY #RestoreDontIgnore #JUSTICEFORWESTWOOD TOGETHER we accomplish more. We thank you Mr President Yours Faithfully Paul and Brenda-Lee Westwood
Petition to Sajid Javid
End inaction towards Forced Marriage
I'm a campaigner tackling Forced Marriage and work with others dedicated to tackling the issue.This is a call to action from us for the Government and every front-line professional to eradicate a culture of ignorance and a poverty of inaction towards those being subjected to Forced Marriages. The recent revelation of the visa scandal is only the tip of wider societal apathy towards those being affected about what is serious human rights abuse and slavery.As a result of this inaction from Government, what we have is the abandonment, and segregation, of human rights. I am calling for leadership and a comprehensive plan of action that will tackle Forced Marriage across all aspects of our society. In 2015 David Cameron spoke about a culture of passive tolerance and said: “I’ll tell you where it leads: To children, British children, going to Pakistan in the summer holidays, before they’ve even started their GCSEs, and forced to marry a man they’ve never met…” It has to be made clear that Forced Marriage is not an untouchable issue to be ignored and to be put on the sidelines but for the perpetrators there will be severe legal consequences. There’s no excuse for the inaction and the cynical attitudes of ‘it’s your culture’, these are the very barriers that entrap lives and also allow these barbaric practises to continue. Forced Marriage is a part of modern slavery and should be considered an outrage by everyone. Our collective futures depend on each of us upholding our fundamental human rights confronting violations, speaking out for those at risk and taking action to dismantle them. It's everyone's fundamental right to define their own life choices, to be educated, to be free from a life of violence no matter where they live and to choose who they love and when.We need the Government and every part of society to be active in protecting lives and dismantling every barrier that seeks to stop that from happening.
Petition to Mr. Palaniswamy
Let the Truth be set free.
We call upon the government of Tamilnadu to end his arbitrary detention immediately and unconditionally. Activist Thirumugan Gandhi has instructed a team of expert lawyers to challenge his continued detention by the state of Tamilnadu. Thirumurugan, a citizen of India has been detained in Vellore central prison in Tamilnadu on the charge of sedition from 9th August 2018. This week, Mr. Thirumurugan Gandhi's legal team, along with the organizations' People's Watch and several other Non-governmental organizations, have filed urgent appeals with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The appeals request urgent steps to protect Mr. Thirumurugan Gandhi and to call on the authorities in India to comply with their international legal obligations. These urgent appeals have been filed after the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Mr.Edapaddi K Palaniswami, failed to respond to urgent open letters and statements calling for Mr. Gandhi's immediate and unconditional release, by a large number of Lawmakers, Artists, Writers, and Civil society leaders. Thirumurugan Gandhi Thirumurugan Gandhi is the coordinator of the "May 17 movement". As part of the movement, he consistently advocates for the democratic aspirations of Eelam Tamils, Palestinians, Kurds, Kashmiris, Western Saharans and Sikhs, he also regularly lobbies with the diplomats of the global south to realize the interests of the nations without state power, indigenous people groups and communities which have faced war crimes committed by the global powers at the Geneva human rights sessions of the United Nations (UN) for the past three years. He has represented Tamil civil society in Permanent people’s Tribunal for Srilanka in Dublin and Ireland (2010 and 2013). To introduce Permanent people’s tribunal, it is an opinion tribunal whose activities include identifying and publicizing cases of systematic violation of fundamental rights, especially cases in which national and international legislation failed to defend the rights of the people. He has also been in the forefront to call for the justice during the custodial murder of migrant laborers,asserting water rights of the farmers , campaigning and protesting for worker rights ,refugee rights, disability rights , campaigns against death penalty, fighting for the rights of the linguistic and religious minorities, Tribal rights, Transgender rights and have been active in protesting against new WTO rules pertaining to public distribution system, privatization of electricity , Eco-sensitive projects like hydraulic fracturing, and against commissioning of Nuclear reactors in dense populations. His organization “May 17 movement” stood firm in opposing the Free market-Hindu fundamentalist policies of the Modi Government from day one. He is also a frequent participant in television debates pertaining to the issues mentioned above in regional and national media. His Strong Convictions and uncompromising attitude in standing for the weak have unsettled many powerful people and groups in India. One of the many reasons, he is being hounded now Thirumurugan Gandhi is a well known human right's activist and an independent representative from India at the United Nations Human Rights Council. For many years, he has been a critic of the Prime minister Narendra Modi's regime and the chief minister Mr.Edapaddi K Palaniswami's regime. His work continues to get national recognition and he is a recipient of multiple awards. Last year, he was arrested under the draconian "The Goondas Act", a preventive detention law for more than hundred days, the apex court of the state quashed the legal charges. He was not compensated for the mental agony and deprivation despite the UNHRC official's recommendations to the Indian authorities to do the same. On 9th August 2018, after his representation at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council for the victims of the police killings and the torture during the recent protest against the proposed expansion of the Sterlite Industries a subsidiary of the Vedanta Resources plc a global diversified metals and mining company with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest mining and non-ferrous metals company in India and has mining operations in Australia and Zambia Arrest Mr.Thirumurugan Gandhi was detained by the airport authorities at the Bengaluru airport on 9th August 2018 after a lookout notice was issued by the Tamilnadu Police throughout the country, He was subsequently taken under the custody of the TN police under charges of Cybercrime for the circulation of the speech representing as an Independent representative at United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Geneva, Switzerland. The arrest happened while he was returning back from Europe to Bengaluru. The police continued to cause mental distress and deprived him of food on the way back from Bengaluru to Chennai. After the Judicial magistrate reprimanded the police officials for detaining him on flimsy charges and refused to hold him under judicial custody, Mr.Thirumurugan Gandhi was released on 10th August 2018. However, the police detained him again with sedition charge for garlanding the statue of the social reformer " Periyar". He was taken to the Puzhal central prison but without notifying the concerned person, he was mysteriously transferred to the Vellore central prison. Restrictions on Free Speech and Assembly in India Freedom of Speech and Assembly is severely curtailed in India. On 19th June 2018, police arrested the Student activist Valarmathi, two weeks after the arrest of Mr.Velmurugan, a former member of the legislative assembly. Both the activists were detained for many days. The opposition to projects which harms the livelihood of farmers, fisherfolks, and small-scale industries faces the severe crackdown. In May Police murdered 13 citizens including the school student Ms.Snowlin and tortured hundreds of citizens for opposing the proposed expansion of the copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi. The police officials responsible for the murder and torture continue to function with impunity and the human rights activists like Thirumurugan Gandhi who expose the abuses in the International forum faces sedition charges. Urgent Appeal Mr. Thirumurugan Gandhi has instructed his expert legal team and his political associates to take action. Their urgent appeals set out the infringements by Government of India and state of Tamilnadu of its international obligations both to protect Mr. Thirumurugan Gandhi's right to freedom of opinion and expression and that his arbitrary detention with continuous harassment is neither necessary or reasonable We urge the government authorities to ensure the physical and moral integrity of Thirumugan Gandhi. We ask you to write to the Indian authorities, Indian diplomatic representatives and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your respective countries to draw their attention to your concerns and forward them this statement