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torture

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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Attorney General

2016!!! Indict Eric D Boyd (#255762) for the Murders of Channon Christian & Chris Newsom

Knoxville, Tennessee   This horrifying story began when Eric Boyd borrowed his cousin, Nicole Mathis’ car, picked up his friends LeMaricus Davidson and Letalvis Cobbins from 2316 Chipman Street. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom had plans to hang out with friends for dinner and a movie. As they shared a kiss, in the parking lot of a friend’s home in the Washington Ridge Apartments, their evening was abruptly interrupted by LeMaricus Davidson and Eric Boyd pointing guns in their faces.  LeMaricus Davidson and Eric Boyd forced their way into Channon’s vehicle, Carjacking and Kidnapping the couple for what turned into a weekend of pure evil. Letalvis Cobbins, the half-brother of LeMaricus Davidson, followed Channon’s SUV in the car that Eric Boyd supplied for these crimes, back to the Chipman Street house. Channon Christian was eventually tied up, raped, tortured, had bleach poured down her mouth to erase DNA evidence, a plastic bag wrapped around her head and stuffed into a kitchen trash can where she died of suffocation. Statements made by at least three of the killers involved in these crimes not only place Eric Boyd as an accomplice to the carjacking of the couple but also a vital part of the kidnapping, torture and murder of Christopher Newsom. Christopher Newsom was gagged, his hands were tied and he was raped, tortured, shot three times (Including once execution style) thrown onto train tracks and set on fire.    Eric Boyd only received a Two Count 18-year sentence for being an accessory after the fact to the murders. Without this indictment, Eric Boyd will be set free to go home from Federal Prison in a couple of years, when he should be in prison for Life. However, directly because of him, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom will never see home again. We are less than two months away from the 10 year anniversary of these heinous murders and would greatly appreciate  you signing this petition.   ●“Don’t you ever think for one second we don’t know what you did” Channon Christians father Gary, told Boyd. “I hate you beyond your comprehension”. Gary Christian  2008  ●“We believe that LeMaricus, George Thomas and possibly Eric Boyd did the shooting”. Hugh Newsom  2014 A petition on Change.Org (Over 320,000 signatures) did help deny Parole to one of the Kidnappers (Vanessa Coleman) in this same crime. YOU, the people, were heard loud and clear. Let’s make them hear you again!  Please sign this petition and help us keep Eric Dewayne Boyd exactly where he deserves to be, behind bars! This is the final piece of closure that these two families and the City of Knoxville needs. Thank You for your support! #BringJusticeBackInStyleChannon&Christopher

Kelvin Cowans
4,336 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Cancel "Deliberate Famine" Saudi Prince's Visit to America

We call for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the United States to be cancelled unless and until the government of Saudi Arabia has ended its bombardment of Yemen and has fully and permanently lifted its blockade of all of Yemen’s ports, including the crucial port of Hodeida, and has ceased arresting, imprisoning, and torturing women for exercising their right to speak. A call to action signed by RootsAction, World Beyond War, CODEPINK, Action Corps NYC, New York Catholic Worker, New Jersey Peace Action, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and Just Foreign Policy is here. On February 2, Al-Monitor reported: “Saudi Arabia is organizing Mohammed bin Salman’s first US visit since he became crown prince last year…The weekslong tour starting in early March, with possible stops in Washington, Boston, San Francisco, New York and Houston, aims to demonstrate that Riyadh is open for business… Each stop along the way is meant to build high-level links with America’s leading industries, from higher education at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology outside Boston to energy production in Houston. In New York, he is expected to address the possibility of listing state oil company Saudi Aramco on the New York Stock Exchange…. Mohammed aims to sign a deal with Google parent company Alphabet.” [1] On February 6, Middle East Eye reported: “A controversial visit to London by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to be delayed, amid reports that officials in Riyadh are concerned over possible protests and unflattering media coverage of the powerful young royal… who is the chief architect of the ongoing Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen… the visit has been pushed back to 7 March after officials expressed unease over negative media coverage and the prospects of protests over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and role in the ongoing Yemen civil war.” [2] The Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy has accused the Saudi government of “deliberately trying to create a famine inside Yemen.” [3] On February 8, Newsweek reported that while the Saudi Prince claims he is giving Saudi women more rights, arrests of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia are increasing, with harsher punishments, including torture. [4] We call for the visit to be cancelled. If it is not cancelled, we call for protests at every venue. Join your organization to the call here. References:1. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/mohammad-bin-salman-us-visit-economy-agenda.html2. http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/revealed-saudi-crown-princes-uk-visit-delayed-over-protest-fears-13780431013. https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4670011/murphy-young-yemen-murphy-saudis-deliberately-create-famine-yemen4. http://www.newsweek.com/saudi-arabia-activist-detained-womens-rights-801459

Just Foreign Policy
6,172 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Minister of State for Human Rights, Sir Mr. Mustapha Ramid, Justice Minister, Sir Mr. Mohamed Aujjar, National Human Rights Council

Stop the torture of Saharawi political prisoners in Morocco, #beforeitstoolate

19 Saharawi human rights defenders known as the “Gdeim Izik group” have been abritrary detaineed  in Morocco for seven years. They have suffered and are still suffering under torture and inhumane treatment. Several of them are now on hunger strike to protest the conditions they are subjected to. With this petition we urge the moroccan authorities to stop the torture of this group of human rights defenders, and to #freeHRDs currently imprisoned in Morocco, #beforeitstoolate. The Gdeim Izik-group are openly advocating for the right to self-determination for the people of Western Sahara, a non-self-governing territory under partial occupation by Morocco. Their imprisonment, the usage of solitary confinements and constant harassment are aimed at punishing them for their advocacy for the right to self-determination. Without prior notice, the group was relocated and separated into 6 different prisons throughout Morocco. This happened in the middle of the night on the 16th of September 2017. None of them were allowed to take their personal belongings with them, and all were deprived of food and medicine. During the first weeks after transportation, the human rights defenders were kept in isolation cells and allegedly subjected to constant harassment by the prison guards. Many slept on cold concrete floor, wearing nothing but the clothes they were forcibly transferred in. All of the human rights defenders are imprisoned far from their families, and some are held isolated from the rest of the group. Since the transfer, all the human rights defenders have undergone hunger strikes. Three are currently on open hunger strike, two  for over 30 days. Their situation is life-threatening. Please join us in sending a message to Moroccan authorities! The torture and gruesome treatment must stop #beforeitstoolate, and the Moroccan government must #freeHRDs. To defend human rights is not a crime. Please share this petition with your network, using the hashtags #beforeitstoolate and #westernsahara.  

Natalie Milde
3,486 supporters