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iran

16 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to H. E. Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, H. E. Mr António Guterres, H. E. Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, H. E. Mr Josep Borrell, H. E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria

The Iranian people suffering from Coronavirus; Lift All Medical Sanctions Now

This petition is a formal request to the Secretary-General of the United Nations & Director-General of the World Health Organization & The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights & WHO Regional Office for Europe & European Union Minister for Foreign Affairs to take immediate action to stop the ongoing medical sanctions against Iran to combat COVID-19 and save innocent lives. To respectfully urge the UN and WHO: As you are aware, COVID-19 has placed the world in a dangerous epidemic. On January 31st, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency. It seems the world at the current moment is dealing with just the tip of the iceberg as forecasts from global institutions indicate a high probability of the spread of the virus, if immediate action is not taken. Reports from Iran suggest that the country has been severely hit with COVID-19. Dozens of people have been infected and the number is on the rise. The risk, however, is not only due to COVID-19, but also in the severe sanctions, including medical ones imposed on the country. Therefore, there is an imminent risk of a shortage crisis of medical supplies, products, and equipment required for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. The high and dense population of the country (more than eighty million) bordering fifteen countries makes such a prediction more reasonable. Therefore, we sincerely seek the urgent attention of the UN and WHO and EU for lifting all sanctions that, in one way or another, may have adverse impacts on the process of dealing with COVID-19. It includes the immediate lifting of all sanctions on healthcare products, medicine, medical laboratory kits, and equipment. Moreover, the ability of Iranian citizens living abroad to send humanitarian aid to their fellow citizens has been impaired significantly and it has become impossible under current circumstances unless a banking channel and route is created for sending donations. Health, hygiene, and access to medical care are fundamental human rights regardless of race, religion and nationality. And any political interferences in fundamental human rights such as healthcare should not matter in the global decision-making process. Any delay in lifting sanctions that may directly or indirectly affect the healthcare system and day to day life in the country will increase the death toll significantly. As such, humanity demands action today; otherwise, vulnerable and innocent people will pay a high price. Therefore, it is our human duty to take the action immediately and not to carry over the tragic consequences. Again, we urge you to take all necessary actions to lift the sanctions or any restrictions and create a banking channel for sending donations to the people in Iran and a designated shipping route for sending medical and humanitarian aid to prevent the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran.    

Abolfazl Fateh
107,005 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Interpol , Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, United Nation, President Donald Trump, Amnesty International

FREE AMIR TATALOO - TURKISH GOV NOT TO HAND TATALOO TO IRANIAN GOV!

We, the fans, of Amir Tataloo hereby request an urgent release of Amir Hossein Maghsoudloo aka TATALOO immediately. Amir Hossein Maghsoudloo better known as his stage name Amir Tataloo is an Iranian singer, songwriter and influencer. He has so many strong fans among the youth of Iran. His style has been described as "popular flashy blend of pop, rap and R&B". He holds the title of the most active Iranian singer. He can write, sing and publish a song every two days and he actually used to publish a song each week on a period of time. Under the human rights report in 2019, Iranian courts, and particularly the revolutionary courts, does not provide fair trials and used confessions likely obtained under torture as evidence in court. Authorities routinely restrict detainees’ access to legal counsel, particularly during the investigation period.  Several individuals charged with national security crimes suffered from a lack of adequate access to medical care in detention. Upon handing Amir to Iranian regime, he would not have any access to fair trial and neither be able to speak to anyone such as Roohollah Zam. He is not a criminal and he is a singer. We urge the Turkish government to free him and return his passport and document back to him as soon as possible. If Turkish government has any evidence against him, he has the right for a fair trial outside Iran for the accusations against him and not within Iran.  

Tara Miri
161,952 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to UK Parliament

Say no to joining a war against Iran

The assassination of Iran general Qassem Soleimani is likely to be one of a chain of events that leads to conflict between the United States and Iran.  Donald Trump's attitude to diplomacy is not only dangerous to allies of the United States, but to the whole world. If war between the United States and Iran does become inevitable, then we must make our voices heard now to ensure that we are not contributing to more lives being lost on any side. When you go to war you have no idea who is going to die. You don't know who's children are going to scream and burn. How many hearts will be broken! How many lives shattered! How much blood will spill until everybody does what they should have done from the beginning: Sit down and talk. Lets break this cycle of being the puppet military extension of the United States, doing it's bidding, spending billions on killing people when that money could be going to schools, hospitals, the NHS, or homing our homeless veterans. Lets not get into a conflict that could span another decade of death and destruction. Lets not get into a conflict which could see thousands of innocent people, including children, fleeing their homes, only to be turned away by the very countries destroying their homes. Let us tell the UK government that we will not tolerate going headfirst into another needless war to protect Donald Trump's ego. I urge you to sign. 

Nathan Edgeworth
9 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, David Cameron MP, Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron MP, Jeremy Hunt

Free Nazanin Ratcliffe

My wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old charity worker, was on holiday visiting her family in Iran. She was at the airport returning to the UK on the 3rd April when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location in Kerman Province, 1,000 kilometres south of Tehran, and is being held in solitary confinement. Gabriella Ratcliffe our 22 month old daughter (who has British citizenship only) has had her British passport confiscated, and is stranded in Iran with her grandparents. Nazanin has not been allowed to access a lawyer or her daughter. She has not been able to call out of the country to speak to me, her British husband, and the Red Cross have not been able to make contact. There have been no charges. Nazanin has informed her family that she has been required to sign a confession under duress, its content unknown. Her family have been informed that the investigation relates to an issue of ‘national security’. It is hard to understand how a young mother and her small child on holiday could be considered an issue of national security. She has been to Iran to visit her family regularly since making Britain her home. Nazanin currently works as a project manager for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation; which delivers charitable projects around the world. It does not work in Iran. Nazanin has now been in solitary confinement for over 30 days. Please help bring my wife and daughter home by signing my petition calling on our Prime Minister Theresa May to use her power and intervene.

Richard Ratcliffe
3,018,306 supporters