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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    

Paul Westwood
1,456 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

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.

Alex J
73 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

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

Maxwin rayen
10 supporters