Articles written by: Justin Wilder

Justin Wilder

Graduated from American University with a degree in History and a minor in American Literature. My writing typically focuses on international human rights issues.

Demand Walmart Apologize for Fatal Accident

Demand Walmart Apologize for Fatal Accident

A recent accident caused by an exhausted Walmart truck driver left one dead and three others injured, perhaps permanently. Instead of taking responsibility, Walmart is blaming the victims for the accident. Sign this petition to demand that Walmart apologize for this evasive tactic.

Immediately Release Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protestors

Immediately Release Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protestors

The arrest of peaceful protestors in Hong Kong violates international human rights law. Governments must only disperse peaceful demonstrations as a last resort, not to silence citizens with valid complaints. Sign this petition to urge the government of Hong Kong to release these prisoners of conscience.

Demand Apology for Athlete Penalized for Prayer

Demand Apology for Athlete Penalized for Prayer

A devout Muslim NFL player was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after kneeling in prayer, even though players of other faiths are not penalized for the same celebration. Urge the NFL to apologize for its blatant religious discrimination.

Overturn Life Sentence Given to Human Rights Activist

Overturn Life Sentence Given to Human Rights Activist

A prominent Chinese academic and activist was recently given a life sentence in a gross violation of international law. While in custody, he was tortured, not fed, and denied visits with his legal team. Sign this petition to demand his immediate and unconditional release.

Thank Government for Releasing Prominent Human Rights Activist

Thank Government for Releasing Prominent Human Rights Activist

A prominent human rights activist imprisoned for ‘endangering state security’ was recently released in Burundi for health reasons. Burundi’s legal authorities should be thanked for their decision. Sign this petition and ask them to continue to release prisoners of conscience.

Don’t Sentence Same-Sex Couples to 100 Lashes

Don’t Sentence Same-Sex Couples to 100 Lashes

Indonesian citizens found ‘guilty’ of being in homosexual relationships can now be sentenced to a lashing. In addition, it is now illegal to have sex outside of marriage, which could deter women from reporting sexual assaults. Sign this petition to urge the Indonesian government to strike down this new law.

Don’t Subject Vulnerable Refugees to Human Rights Violations

Don’t Subject Vulnerable Refugees to Human Rights Violations

A recent deal will allow Australia to unload all unwanted refugees into Cambodia. The government of Cambodia has long shown that it has little regard for the human rights of its own citizens let alone those of shirked refugees. Sign this petition to urge the Australian government to throw out this refugee agreement.

Open Investigation Into Beating of Elderly Teacher

Open Investigation Into Beating of Elderly Teacher

A 60-year-old teacher has been hospitalized in Fiji after being assaulted by security forces. It is widely believed that the order to viciously beat this man was given by the prime minister. Sign this petition to demand an immediate investigation into this case.

Punish Government for Illegally Executing Brothers

Punish Government for Illegally Executing Brothers

Saudi Arabian officials recently executed four brothers for allegedly possessing hashish. The four were tortured while in custody and gave false confessions to the security forces holding them. Sign this petition to demand the international community act against the Saudi Arabian government for this violation of international law.

Don’t Restrict Access to the Internet

Don’t Restrict Access to the Internet

Kuwait citizens’ human rights will be severely restricted if a new law is passed allowing the government to deny internet access, restrict licenses to telecommunication providers and block websites believed to promote ‘immoral’ messages. Urge the Kuwaiti government to protect freedom of speech.

Thank Government for Prosecuting General Who Allowed Torture

Thank Government for Prosecuting General Who Allowed Torture

A general nicknamed ‘The Butcher’ was recently arrested for his crimes against humanity. His unit was responsible for numerous human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial executions. Sign this petition to thank the government for acting strongly in this case.

Applaud Government for Prosecuting War Criminals

Applaud Government for Prosecuting War Criminals

Two former government officials have been charged for crimes against humanity for their participation in the Cambodian Genocide nearly 40 years ago. Thank the Cambodian government for finally prosecuting these men for their violent actions.

Demand Justice for Peaceful Protestors Killed by Military

Demand Justice for Peaceful Protestors Killed by Military

More than 1,000 peaceful protestors were brutally murdered by their government, yet those responsible have gone unpunished. Demand that the guilty military personnel be held accountable for these violent murders.

Punish Egypt for Human Rights Violations

Punish Egypt for Human Rights Violations

Activists were recently denied entry into Egypt, a clear violation of international human rights law. This is only the latest violation in a recent string of human rights abuses committed by the military-backed government. Demand that the government be punished for its illegal actions.

Repeal Law Allowing Government to Revoke Citizenship

Repeal Law Allowing Government to Revoke Citizenship

The Kuwaiti government’s practice of revoking citizenships is a violation of international law. In addition, the government uses it as a tool to control activists and government critics. Sign this petition to urge the Kuwaiti government to drop the law.

Drop Child Neglect Charges Against Mother

Drop Child Neglect Charges Against Mother

A mother has been charged with a felony for allowing her son to walk to the park alone. Her arrest has caused her son to not want to go outside, for fear of his mother being taken away again. Sign this petition to urge the Attorney General to drop the case.

Release Activists Arrested for Peaceful Demonstration

Release Activists Arrested for Peaceful Demonstration

The conviction of 26 Algerian protestors on charges of organizing an ‘armed gathering’ is a human rights travesty. Some of the defendants were not allowed in the courtroom, while others could not protest evidence presented against them during the day long trial. Call for the immediate release of these innocent protestors.

Release Journalists Detained in Iran

Release Journalists Detained in Iran

The arrest of three journalists in Iran is a violation of international human rights laws. These arrests are the latest in a long string of judicial actions taken to suppress the freedom of speech in Iran. Sign this petition to call for these journalists immediate and unconditional release.

Release Economist Imprisoned for Religious Beliefs

Release Economist Imprisoned for Religious Beliefs

The arrest of Chinese economist Ilham Tohti is a violation of his human rights. Mr. Tohti is a Uighur muslim, a religious group harshly persecuted in China. Sign this petition to demand his immediate and unconditional release.

End the Use of Illegal Missiles in Ukraine

End the Use of Illegal Missiles in Ukraine

The use of highly inaccurate missiles in the Ukrainian conflict has led to many civilian deaths. Rebels and government forces alike should be called upon to end the use of this deadly weapon. Sign this petition and ask the Ukrainian government to act immediately on this issue.

Release Activist Held for Political Reasons

Release Activist Held for Political Reasons

Azerbaijani security forces recently arrested a prominent human rights activist without charge. She was detained due to her recent work attempting to bring together Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities. Sign this petition to demand her immediate release.

End Violence Against Women in Guatemala

End Violence Against Women in Guatemala

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently ruled that the Guatemalan government failed to properly investigate the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. Unfortunately, this horrific murder has not pushed the Guatemalan government to quell violence against women. Sign this petition and demand that Guatemala immediately implement the court’s ruling.

Immediately Release Imprisoned Anti-Corruption Activists

Immediately Release Imprisoned Anti-Corruption Activists

The Chinese government has continued its crackdown on the economic activist group, New Citizens Movement. Many of its members have been imprisoned and tortured just for practicing their freedom of assembly and expression. Sign this petition to call for the protesters’ immediate and unconditional release.

Praise Food Chain’s Donation to Child’s Heath Care Fund

Praise Food Chain’s Donation to Child’s Heath Care Fund

A popular fast food chain is helping cover the medical expenses of a a child allegedly asked to leave one of its restaurants because of her facial scarring. Thank the company for taking swift action to investigate and remedy the situation.

Release Chinese Human Rights Lawyer

Release Chinese Human Rights Lawyer

A Chinese human rights activist was recently arrested for attending a seminar that questioned the truth behind 1989’s Tiananmen Square Massacre. Sign this petition to call for his immediate and unconditional release.