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human rights violations

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Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, H.E. Mr Matthew Rycroft, H.E. Ms Nikki Haley, H.E. Mr Liu Jieyi, H.E. Mr François Delattre, H.E. Mr. Evgeniy Zagaynov, H .E. Mr Sacha Sergio Llorenti Soliz, H.E. Mr Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, H .E. Mr Tekeda Alemu, H.E. Mr Sebastiano Cardi, H.E. Mr Motohide Yoshikawa, H.E. Mr Kairat Abdrakhmanov, H.E. Mr Fodé Seck, H.E. Mr Olof Skoog, H.E. Mr Volodymyr Yelchenko, H.E. Mr Elbio Roselli

Stop the Genocide in Myanmar! Take Aung San Suu Kyi & Chief General to International Court

Right now, in Myanmar, Young children, women and men, the old and the disabled are all being tortured, set on fire, raped, murdered and their houses burned. We as the humankind have to take action because they are innocent people that don't deserve this affliction.This is a prosecution of the Rohingya Muslim community is due to the fact that the army and the government deems (Islam) a foreign to the state's religion which is Buddhism. Religion shall not be the difference between humanity and punishment.  Upon the documentations of the crime against humanity being conducted in Myanmar by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a ‘flash report’ which was released on 3 February 2017, no serious action seems to have been taken to end this genocide since then. This is regardless of the fact that another recent report made on the 30th August 2017 seems to have found that indeed the violence being shown towards the Rohingya population in Rakhine State throughout this protracted crackdown could “very likely” amount to crimes against humanity. The crackdown is said to have resulted in the killings of more than 10,000  Rohingya. This crackdown has equally been found to have resulted in the displacement of more than 300,000 Rohingya which is inclusive of about 90,000 who sought refuge from neighboring Bangladesh within the last 2 months.  Also according to OHCHR noted that “more than half of the women its human rights team interviewed reported having suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence. Many other interviewees reported witnessing killings, including of family members and having family who were missing.” It is clear by now that there have been serious human rights laws both local and international that have been violated by the Myanmar government through its security forces. It is also clear that these violations which have resulted in approximately more than tens of thousands of people murdered from a specific community alongside the displacement of even more people certainly amounts to genocide as opposed to just being termed as being “very likely” to amount to crimes against humanity. Further, even after the Myanmar government assured the United Nations that the appropriate actions were going to be taking in order to address these issues, it is clear that apart from a few actions which seem to be more of a show as opposed to action, nothing more is being done to protect the Rohingya. The fact that the government has consistently absolved its security of any wrong doings just goes to show that the Myanmar government is the orchestrater of all that is happening to the Rohingya people. Burma is a member of UN charter which is a “super – treaty” article 103 therefore its binding to international law charter supersedes any other domestic law and in this case has to be resolved in favor of the mandate. Due to CIL (Customary International Law) Burma is binding International Law regardless of the treaty status.  We, therefore, demand that you respond to this matter with the seriousness that it deserves alongside pursuing military intervention in a bid to safeguard the interests of the Rohingya community. We also urge you to implement the provisions of Article 3 against the provisions of Article 2.7 which provides that freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment supersedes the latter. A clear illustration of the utilization of these provisions is inclusive of cases such as Hitler's case in Germany, and Kosovo’s case alongside others. In all these examples, intervention against genocide in the independent countries had to be persuaded. Further, prior to its adoption of the Universal Declaration, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the prevention and punishment of Genocide, which obligates all States to "prevent and punish" such heinous crimes. It equally permits them to "call upon the competent organs of the United Nations" to take action for this purpose." You also provided that "Since genocide is almost always committed with the connivance, if not the direct participation, of the State authorities, it is hard to see how the United Nations could prevent it without intervening in a State's internal affairs." It is, therefore, only appropriate that you come in as an organization and intervene as soon and as fast as possible.  I deeply believe that it is during this time in which the Rohingya people in Myanmar are deeply in need of the world intervention. There is no better way for this to happen than the enforcement of appropriate actions and/or mechanisms by the United Nations. This would certainly go a long way in ensuring justice for the Rohingya people alongside other vulnerable minorities. Please accept, Excellencies, to help restore the dignity of the Rohingya people alongside other minorities in Myanmar.  Bring justice back in this world and with your help we can achieve sending this message of  support and expression of unity to those leaders that have no mercy. Sign and share this petition. We are currently in discussion with Iternational Criminal Lawyers to resolve this issue by drafting lawsuit against the leaders of myanmar.  Please donate generously.  https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/justice-for-rohingya/ Also we are aranging a demonstration at 10 Downing Street pressuring our leaders to step up and speak out. Date confirmed for the 30th September 2017 at 11:30 am Saturday.  Please also check our website at www.muminbeliever.com dedicated for Rohingya State. Thank you Hussein & Najma

Hussein Mohamed & Najma Maxamed
418,622 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

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. Visit Us on Facebook Human Rights Violations in Kashmir. Twitter #KASHEXIT Formal Complaint to the Human Rights Council against India http://www.kashmirhumanrights.com  

Dr Rita Pal
15,271 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Antonio Guterres (United Nations General Secretary), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, H.E. Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al- Othaimeen, Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Justin Trudeau, Theresa May, Hassan Rouhani, Vladimir Putin

Stop Genocide of Rohingya Muslims. Put Sanctions on Myanmar.

It is the world’s most silent genocide. So silent, in fact, that even in the unlikely event you have heard about it, it’s more than likely you know only its foggiest details.  Under the UN Geneva Convention, the definition of genocide describes both a mental and physical element: “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such,” and includes killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. In every sense of the definition, the government of Myanmar is carrying out genocide against its 1.3 million Rohingya Muslim population – one that is being ignored, in the most part, by the international community, despite acknowledgement by the United Nations that mass killings, disappearances, torture, gang rapes, brutal beatings, property dispossession, and forced deportations are occurring in increasing frequency and ferocity. The UN’s 2017 report into Myanmar’s savage “crackdown” on the country’s northern Rakhine state described the violence as likely “crimes against humanity,” and that “the gravity and scale of these allegations begs the robust reaction of the international community,” but the international community, particularly Western leaders and media continues to ignore Myanmar’s systematic extermination of Rohingya Muslims. “The devastating cruelty to which these Rohingya children have been subjected is unbearable – what kind of hatred could make a man stab a baby crying out for his mother's milk. And for the mother to witness this murder while she is being gang-raped by the very security forces who should be protecting her,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. The cruelty inflicted upon these people by the state obligated to protect their security is on a par with the level of depraved barbarism carried out by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but whereas the terrorist group’s psychopathic violence attracts global headlines, the cruelty mete out by Myanmar’s security forces goes largely unknown. Cruelty that includes the slaughter of babies and young children with knives; deliberate destruction of food supplies, and the burning and looting of entire villages. Of 101 Rohingya Muslim women interviewed by the UN, more than half said they had been raped or sexually assaulted. Sattar Islam Nirob is a 28-year-old Rohingya Muslim refugee in one of the three refugee camps set up inside the Bangladesh border. He and his family have taken refuge in Kutapalong refugee camps, which now holds 13,766 Rohingya Muslim refugees alongside another more than 65,000 held in a neighboring “make shift camp,” Nirob told. Nirob said that fresh assaults carried out by Myanmar’s security forces are pushing a rapidly increasing number of Rohingya Muslims towards the Bangladeshi border. Yesterday he estimated there to be more than 3000 waiting, more like pleading, for refugee status, while he estimated a further 1,200 had been arrested by Bangladeshi border patrol officers for trying to cross without a permit. Bangladeshi security forces forcibly sent back 90 Rohingya Muslims trying to flee Myanmar, and then began firing mortars and machine guns at them, according to Al Jazeera. But even when the “fortunate” few of the likely hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Rohingya Muslims make it safely into neighboring Bangladesh, the refugee camps that await them can only be described as horrific. He described conditions inside Kutapalong camp; breaking down in tears as he recounted witnessing babies starving and dehydrating to death due to a lack of water and emergency milk supplies. Others have described pathways “paved with sewage,” and a “claustrophobic crush of mud huts and tents packed so tightly together that they looked like they were built on top of each other.” This has been Nirob’s home for the past two years. Too afraid to return to Myanmar in the knowledge he’d face certain death, torture, or imprisonment. When asked Nirob if he felt his situation was hopeless, he said he had not abandoned hope in the international community, saying, “If the US government and United Nations can work together to pressure the Myanmar government, it will greatly improve the situation for all Rohingya refugees.” Despite Nirob’s continued optimism in the face of such indescribable adversary, efforts to pressure Myanmar’s de facto leader, San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, have fallen short. Not only has she blocked the UN from investigating Myanmar’s human rights violations, but also she maligned Rohingya Muslims as “terrorists” and/or supporters of terrorism. Clearly, the international community must do more to halt Myanmar’s systematic extermination and expulsion of Rohingya Muslims. To do nothing is to provide the Muslim world of yet another clear example of the West’s refusal to intervene when Muslim lives are endangered. It is high time to intervene and save the innocent lives. The world leaders must step in and pressurize the government of Myanmar to stop the genocide and protect the rights and lives of innocent people. Courtesy: https://ahtribune.com/human-rights/1868-rakhine-genocide.html

Aaqib Banday
49,579 supporters