human rights violations
Petition to Douglas A. Silliman, Joey Hood, Rex W. Tillerson, Donal J. Trump, Mike Pence
Father and Disabled U.S Veteran wrongfully Sentenced to Death by Hanging in Kuwait
My name is Karina Mateo and my fiancé is Jermaine Rogers. We have a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Kiahuren. Kiahuren adores her daddy. In her eyes, he’s more than a father; he is a hero. Her daddy bravely served his country and after his enlistment became an expat in Kuwait to aid our U.S. Troops. Each night my daughter tearfully asks why her daddy has not called and when is he coming home. How do I explain to our daughter that the love of our lives has been sentenced to death by hanging? How do I break my daughter’s heart? How do I tell her that her hero saved others, but nobody’s willing to save him? My heart breaks to think of him in such a horrible predicament and it breaks even more to think that one day I may have to tell our child a story that will break her heart, too. You’ll never hear Daddy’s voice again and Daddy isn’t coming home. Please read and share the story below. We need your help to bring Jermaine home! We cannot survive this nightmare without your help! We cannot sit by quietly while Jermaine, a devoted father and a loving man is murdered. On October 6, 2015 Jermaine Rogers was arrested in his apartment in Mahabula Kuwait, the warrant the CID had was issued for an individual named Mohamed not Jermaine, also the address on the warrant was issued for Block 1 street 1, Mahboula (Jermaine's Address was Block 1 street 2, Plaza bldg. 18 Mahboula) different from Jermaine’s address. The CID officers gathered evidence from Jermaine’s apartment and sent them to the Kuwait drug testing laboratory the first test resulted in seventeen (17) different items all tested and all seventeen (17) items came back without drugs found or detected. When Jermaine’s lawyer presented the court the test result from the laboratory than two days later a second lab report was requested by CID and instead of seventeen items it contain eighteen (18) items adding seven (7) grams of cocaine. This was a direct indication that the investigation is flawed also the CID tried to hide the first lab results as indicated by the lawyer. On September 18, 2016 Jermaine attended his sentencing court hearing; his lawyer provided evidence as well as testimony from the arresting officer proving he was not caught selling drugs, importing drugs or even having drugs in his possession proving without any doubt his innocence. Seven days later he was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for importing and manufacturing 7 grams of cocaine. The Death Penalty is carry out in Kuwait by public hanging. After sentencing, his lawyer sent me multiple audio messages (in Arabic) which were translated to English. Per the Lawyer: “I felt so confident Jermaine would be found innocent and released the day of the hearing I sent my Paralegal in my place. I was shocked by the verdict. The substances did not convict Jermaine as the substances were not illegal substances. A bag of cocaine was planted in the police files while at the CID office after initial test showed no drugs or illegal substances found so a second lab report was sent 2 days later with now a bag containing the 7 grams of cocaine. completely new charge was given instead of possession it became manufacturing cocaine...Jermaine’s conviction is unjust as well as a travesty to the laws of Kuwait”. (Audio messages available upon request) Jermaine Rogers is a United States Citizen and Military Disabled Veteran who has worked as a contractor in Kuwait-Camp Arifjan. For over 11 years he has worked diligently to support our United States Military. The United States Embassy in Kuwait has no legal jurisdiction over Kuwaiti legal system therefor they can’t assist. Jermaine's; family, his children, myself and friends, we implore you to support our efforts to FREE Jermaine Rogers. Jermaine has spent over 13 months in Kuwait prison and despite all evidence and the laws of Kuwait showing his innocence, he has been sentenced to death by hanging, Jermaine has suffered both mental and physical abuse at the hands of Kuwaiti authorities. He has not been allowed phone calls or visitation; and his family especially in regards to Kiki I am unable to explain to her, why the phone call she anticipated each Saturday morning no longer arrives. Jermaine needs medication for multiple, combat related medical condition which he is not being provided. This has resulted in his health conditions deteriorating and requiring multiple emergency medical treatments at a Kuwait hospital. Kuwaiti prisons refuse to provide adequate food or clothing for Jermaine. Everything he needs fall on the support from family just so he's able to have proper drinking water or soap, to bath with and the living conditions are unsanitary. Jermaine Rogers is a U.S. Army Veteran unjustly being held as a prisoner in Kuwait's central Prison in the Death Row Ward. The same prison that recently had one death and 55 injuries due to a fire cause by negligence’s. I beg you to support us in this fight with a sense of urgency. Jermaine Rogers is not a criminal. He is a victim of the Kuwaiti justice system, policies and procedures that twist and change the laws as they see fit. If we do not fight to save his life, then he will become a victim of the United States policies as well. Even though this is a legal matter we ask that you help us focus on Jermaine’s human rights and the rights of all people unjustly prosecuted and left to die. A United States Citizen, Military Veteran, and above all a “father’s life” depend on YOUR immediate action! The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Kuwaiti Constitution (articles 5, 10, 11); Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 1984; and the Geneva Conventions of 1949—empty promises or promises to be kept? All tyranny needs, is for people of good conscience to remain silent. (Thomas Jefferson)
Petition to RIFFAT MASOOD
Freedom To Kacmaz Family
Abduction of the Kacmaz Family I am writing this in order to bring the unlawful abduction of a Turkish family into your notice. They were under UNHCR`s protection, in Lahore, Pakistan. Kacmaz family was picked up from their home in the middle of the night by 15 unknown civil people. They were put in the vehicle by force, blindfolded, a sack put over their heads and handcuffed. This unfortunate incident occurred on 27th September, but since then there is no news. This abduction is the Pakistan branch of the political holocaust in Turkey. Like many victims of this `game of power`, their lives were devoured silently. A decade`s service to Pakistani community was overlooked. Moreover, `terrorist` label was found suitable for these innocent people. Let me introduce you to Kacmaz Family. Firstly, Mesut and Meral Kacmaz were Turkish teachers employed in Pakturk schools. Pakturk, is the name of chains of schools, run by Turkish staff, operating all over Pakistan and it is regarded as one of the best schools in Pakistan. Kacmaz family had come to Pakistan before ten years and had been in this institution since then. Their two daughters, Huda and Huma Kacmaz were ordinary students in Pakturk schools. Everything had started when the flares of catastrophic dictatorship in Turkey reached Pakistan. This first emerged as the arrival of the Turkish president to Pakistan and then he urged its authorities to deport Turkish teachers. Fortunately, the public were in favor of these Turkish teachers (employees and administrators of Pakturk schools in Pakistan): because they had witnessed that these teachers were people of candor. On the other hand, there hasn’t been any proof which showed that Pakturk staff was guilty. The first attempt to deport Turkish families in Pakistan (In December 2016) was unsuccessful because court ordered to stop this illegal act and UNHCR gave these families asylum certificate which gave them the right to stay in Pakistan for at least a year. They can still reside in Pakistan; however, they were not allowed to run Pakturk schools anymore. All the Pakturk families had to wait for their luck to turn good until they could start working again. This gave their souls an indescribable agony as their only pursuit in coming to Pakistan was to facilitate education. This whole year (almost) has been miserable for them, for they had to go through serious economic and emotional stresses. Almost a year had passed in the state of confusion. Kacmaz family was trying their best to cling on to their new life, which was full of ambiguous information about their future. There was no reliable news that showed a positive progress about neither replacement of their jobs nor there was any news about renewal of their visas. Due to security reasons, they had shifted their home thrice in that nine month period. Of course they went through financial difficulties and emotional instability, but they waited in Pakistan as they trusted UNHCR`s certificate. They stayed because they thought this showed their loyalty to their students, parents and other Pakistanis, due to their rigorous efforts in calling the government to take a just step about the order of deportation. On the other hand, Kacmaz family avoided leaving Pakistan to Turkey because they were afraid that they would be jailed as Turkish government linked Pakturk schools with `terrorism`. Huda and Huma`s schooling also prevented them from leaving, for Mr. and Mrs. Kacmaz did not want to hinder their studies. There hasn't been any news about them since 27th September. There have been non-violent protests and press conferences. Various governmental organizations and UNHCR have been called for help but there is no concrete result. We, the concerned people from Norway, are to requesting and calling the Pakistani Government to take an immediate action about this unjust act. They should not be illegally deported, but they should be released as they are innocent. Please keep in mind all the gratuitous services they have done to Pakistan and they haven’t committed any crime, because teaching is not an atrocity. No one knows how Kacmaz family is at the moment. Were these people worth the gratuitous maleficence? Couldn`t their children be kept apart from this abduction at least? Never mind, it`s silly to ask these questions to the unscrupulous doers. Somehow, I can`t keep myself from asking you to succor me through signing the given petition in order to raise your voices against this inhuman act! Here are some links for those of you who would like to research more in debt about this abduction.https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-teachers-no-satisfactory-explanation-made-by-pakistani-officials-over-abduction-of-kacmaz-family/https://tribune.com.pk/story/1518941/turk-familys-abduction-violates-court-order-says-asma/https://tribune.com.pk/story/1518744/yes-taught-not-crime/https://www.dawn.com/news/1360711
Petition to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Eric Holcomb, Indiana State Police, House of Judiciary Committee, Melania Trump, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Comission
Open a State Murder investigation for the fatal beating of Alissa Guernsey.
This is Alissa's story of INJUSTICE..... On March 28, 2009 Sixteen month old Alissa Guernsey was in the sole care and custody of her mother's cousin, Christy Shaffer, when she was killed from Blunt Force Trauma to her head. Her death was ruled a HOMICIDE. In the months prior to her death, Alissa had also endured multiple bruising all over her body, a broken elbow, stitches to the head, multiple severe cuts inside of her mouth, and her once beautiful blonde hair had been ripped out, all while in the custody of Shaffer. Christy Shaffer was charged with two counts of Neglect of a Dependent (for not getting Alissa medical attention), a Class B and C felony. She was allowed to plea down to just the Class B charge, the ClassC was dropped. She was given a 10 year sentence for the Neglect charge, with 6 years suspended. Judge Vanderbeck revisited her sentence and she was released after serving just 77 DAYS. Christy Shaffer was never charged with Murder after the investigation CLEARLY showed that Baby Alissa's death was ruled a HOMICIDE. NO ONE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ALISSA'S HOMICIDE. A KILLER IS WALKING FREE IN INDIANA. BRING ALISSA'S KILLER TO JUSTICE AND PROPERLY CLOSE THIS OPEN HOMICIDE. ****************************************************************************************** Our mission is to have the Grand Jury transcripts of this case unsealed, and to have the wrongdoing in case fully investigated, and the rightful killer of Alissa Beth Guernsey be charged with her HOMICIDE. WE THE PEOPLE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT THIS UNSOLVED MURDER BE SOLVED AND THE CASE CLOSED. This case NEEDS TO BE RE INVESTIGATED due to the MULTIPLE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST associated with the Prosecutor and the Judge involving personal and professional relationships with the defendants father, and also the doctor that treated Alissa for the 3 months that she was being tortured until she was ultimately MURDERED. FRAUD UPON THE COURT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. GROSS PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT AND JUDICIAL MISUSE OF POWER DETERMINED THE OUTCOME OF THIS ENTIRE CASE!WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL ALISSA GETS THE JUSTICE SHE WAS DENIED! THIS IS STILL AN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE OF A 16 MONTH OLD INNOCENT BABY, WHO WAS TORTURED AND BEATEN TO DEATH.
Petition to Federal DPHHS Denver Colorado/ Childrens Services Division, Laurie Konsella OASH, Marilyn Kennerson ACF, Tim Kohen, Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Families Demand Federal Investigation of Montana Family Services
The Citizens/Families and lawmakers of the State of Montana are demanding the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 in Denver Colorado to launch a Federal Audit and Investigation into the practices of the State of Montana DPHHS/CSFD Division, based upon numerous complaints of corruption, fraud, threats, extracting children for monetary gain, unreasonable delays and child trafficking. A recent (Partial) internal State Audit revealed that in over 300 cases randomly chosen and investigated, 78 Percent were found to be lacking the proper investigations, documentation or necessary paperwork to justify the extractions of Montana children statewide. Only a mere 7 Percent were deemed (Substantiated,) yet testimony by the public at this Hearing on November 4, 2015, showed that this 7 percent is, "Highly questionable," and likely much lower to meet the criteria for removal of children. The (Mission Goal of Reunification, or Kinship placement by (CFSD,) in Montana is rarely achieved by the Montana CFSD. Laws which govern the time allotted for Temporary Investigative Authority are ignored, often exceeding a year, often more. Meanwhile, the children are being forced to live in Foster Care homes where even more abuse occurs than would have with the biological parents, or relatives. Montana currently has over 2,700 children in Foster Care with only 1,023,579 residents, which far exceeds National Statistics. Montana currently has .27 Percent of it's population, (Children,) extracted by CFSD and is making an abnormally high profit in doing such. In fact, each Child extraction yields $7,000 from Washington D.C, for just the (Current Extractions.) This doesn't include the (3 dollars for every 1 dollar) CFSD gets from Washington D.C. by keeping children separated from their loved ones for unhealthy, often abusive and corrupt decisions by CFSD. The CFSD furthermore(Refuses) to talk to, or allow, (ANY) previous Licensed Providers (ANY input) in its investigations and is using an (Approved Providers List,) exclusively. Even some of the approved providers, who take a stand against a bad CFSD decision are threatened with removal of their State License to practice, unless they do what CFSD tells them to do. Additionally, CFSD's refusal to adherence of Federal Law governing the Native American Tribes, (ICWA,) is equally as staggering. Tribes are not being notified in a timely manner, or not at all, when children are extracted, then they are placed in non-native Foster Care homes off the Reservations. Meanwhile CFSD is raking in the Profits, thus keeping the monies due to the Tribes as well as refusing to return their children. We The People, of the State of Montana firmly attest, that the situation is, (Out of Control,) and that the CFSD is using our young as (Cash for Profit,) trafficking and threatening any family who takes a stand against them. Numerous News Articles and Television Media Reports are documenting these alarming reports of misconduct by the Montana DPHHS/CFSD. We Need Your Help to STOP this before one more child dies under CFSD. There's been plenty. We are beseeching the Federal DPHHS Region 8, and, the Federal DPHHS of Washington D.C to launch a full scale Investigation into Montana DPHHS/CFSD. This Petition WILL be sent to the following recipients: Laurie Konsella OASH Regional Director Fed. DPHHS Region 8 Denver,Co. 1961 Stout St. 08-148 Denver, Co. 80294. (303) 844- 3372 Marilyn Kennerson ACF Administration Fed.DPHHS (Child/Family Services). Phone# (303) 844-1163 (Direct Line) Tim Kohen Fed. DPHHS (Children Services/ Denver Region 8). (303) 844-1209 Federal Department of Public Health and Human Services Washington D.C. 200 Independence Ave. South West Washington, D.C. 20201 (877) 896-6775
Petition to Rex Tillerson
Please Help Me Fight for My Mother's Freedom
My name is Iris. I’m a CPA working at a university in Tampa, Florida. My mom was arrested by the Chinese regime and recently sentenced to six years because she refused to give up her belief. My mom is a Falun Gong practitioner. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice involving meditative “qigong” exercises and is centered on the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. In July 1999, the former dictator of the Chinese Communist Party orchestrated a massive and brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Facing autocratic state power, Falun Gong practitioners took peaceful approaches to speak out about the truth of the persecution to Chinese people and the world. According to Amnesty International, Freedom House and others, tens of thousands of practitioners in China have been arrested and imprisoned for voicing their thoughts and beliefs. My mom is one of them. My mom Deng Cuiping began practicing Falun Gong in 1997 for health and wellness. After the persecution began, my mom was wrongfully dismissed from her work twice and sent to brainwashing classes several times. She was forced to renounce her belief over the years. She was detained three times and jailed for three years from 2006 to 2009. My mom was both mentally and physically tortured there. To protest the illegal treatment, she went on a hunger strike and almost lost her life during the imprisonment. Her friend Shen Yueping, also a Falun Gong practitioner, was tortured to death in the same prison six months following my mom’s release. On July 24, 2016, policemen from the National Security Bureau of China arrested my mom again. My father and grandma were threatened by hooligans when they made a peaceful petition to the local government for my mom after she was arrested. My father, an elementary school teacher, was called to a meeting and school managers warned him that he could be suspended from work if he continued the petition. My mom was put on trial in February. A human rights lawyer questioned the flawed charges against her, but it was no use. On Feb. 24, she was illegally sentenced to six years in prison for refusing to give up her belief. My mom appealed to the higher court. However, on the second morning following Mother’s Day, my family was notified that the court did not reverse the judgment and on May 18th, my mom was sent back to the very prison where she had suffered tremendously and where her friend was killed. I have been working hard here in hopes that one day I will rescue my parents out of the endless hell in China and bring them to America. I dreamed that we would build a new home in this land of freedom and my mom would have a quiet, secure life in her older age. This dream that once seemed within reach has now been shattered. But if there’s anything I learned from my mom, it’s to never give up and to believe in people’s kindness. My congressman, Dennis Ross, and others have written letters to the Chinese government and U.S. President. The Tampa Bay Times and USA Today reported her story. And the Congressional-Executive Commission on China listed my mom among “China’s heroes,” urging President Trump to ask for her release when he met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the bilateral meeting. The student government of the university which I work for initiated and passed a resolution that calls for the immediately release of my mom and an end to the persecution. Supporting freedom of conscience remains a fundamental principle of the United States. I ask for your support in signing this petition that asks U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, to look into my mom’s case and urge the immediate release of my mom and other prisoners of conscience. Each small step makes a difference. Please sign and support me in stopping the persecution of all innocent Falun Gong practitioners as well as all prisoners of conscience in China.
Petition to President of the United States
Silence the criminal NOT the VICTIM
I want criminals that have been truly convicted of a crime and all appeals lost to not continue to use social media or the internet from prison or through a third party to keep victimizing their victims. Convicted criminals behind bars should have no access to internet saving taxpayers money. Make the prisoner pay for stamps that keeps our postal workers employed. If a person receiving mail from a pen pal or family member convicted of a crime releases information from the conviction they can be charged as can the person or persons that gave them the information to post on social media or the internet. If the victim is under the age of 21 and information is released by the criminal they should be given more time. The following is what happened to me over the years which brought me to want to make a difference for victims of a crime. In 1999 my father Hubert Babb was found guilty, by a jury of his peers for child molestation and child abuse brought against him by his own two daughters. Found guilty and given a life sentence plus sixty-five years. I, Huney Dee Huchton his oldest daughter, turned Hubert Babb in for child abuse in 1989. My father would spend the next ten years going in and out of jail for child abuse. My sisters and I would spend time going in and out of fosters homes. My father would take plea deals to get leaner sentences for his abusive actions. He would be told upon release to have no contact with me, or sometimes no contact with me and my sisters. However he would violate these orders and come right back home. Every time he went away he promised us kids when he was behind bars that he was a changed man. Then when he would get out he would return home, and the violence and rape against my sisters and I would get worse because he was angrier then when he went to jail. When I was 16 my father was released from a road camp prison after serving an 18 month sentence on a plea deal he had taken again for child abuse. Once again he returned home angrier and the scariest I could remember him ever being. I decided I was old enough to now leave. I told him upon my exit "I find out that you ever touch one of my sisters you will spend the rest of your life behind bars that is a promise" As you can see in 1999 I full filled my promise to him. With all that I thought I could now move on in life just stay away from his family and him and he would never be able to hurt my sisters and I again. I was wrong. In 2013 I discovered that the man had a Facebook page that discussed everything over social media and named me and my sister in it, so I called the warden of his prison and his page was taken down. Not longer after I found a new page called Innocent people in jail. When you visit this social media page this man has blasted my name, my sisters name, many others names and dates of birth. Not only was my personal information being released without my permission people could now see that I had been a victim of a child sex crime. I asked Facebook to take the page down, and they have refused saying he isn't violating anything. Then my sister gets a call one day in regards to a petition he has blasted on the internet listing "his daughters" as people involved in the so called "conspiracy" to keep him behind bars. Once again I felt victimized having everything blasted on the internet, and I had to ask why is he allowed to continue to make me a victim. Why is a person sentenced to life plus sixty-five years allowed to get information onto social media or the internet to release information about the victim of his crime? Should a criminal found guilty by a jury of their peers for committing atrocities be allowed to continuously harass or threaten their victim(s) on the internet or social media? Is it truly fair to the victim of any crime to have personal information regarding them or the crime posted on the internet or social media sites without their permission? Please sign this petition if you agree that convicted criminals should be not be allowed to continually victimize their victims through cyber space (i.e. social media or the internet). Convicted criminals should be silenced, and victims should be heard and allowed to heal.
Petition to email@example.com , David Packer
Fight Against Ageism, Road To The Championship
I am 43 years old and determined to become the oldest man to initially win a title in professional boxing. I have the necessary skills and ability, but per Colorado's Boxing Commission (I will renew my amateur license and plan to enter the New York City Metro Championship Tournament which starts October 28, 2017), if you are over 40, you are barred from advancing to national competition. Meaning, if I get to the finals and the guy I beat is 36, I can't advance, but if he win's, he can move on and compete on a national level. That's not fair and clearly ageism. All I want is a chance to accomplish my dreams. Also, I have a GoFundMe campaign. I hope you will support it as well as this petition and help me accomplish my goals. Tell Colorado to judge athletes by their ability, skills and accomplishments, not age, thanks.