Moroccan law states that victims of rape must marry their attackers. This law causes great distress and leads some women to take their own lives. Sign this petition and demand an end to this draconian law.
Articles written by: Justin Wilder
Zimbabwe recently dropped charges against a prominent human rights activist. This is a big step forward for a government that has routinely oppressed its people in the past. Commend Zimbabwe for taking a step in the right direction.
Drug trafficking charges have been brought against a 72-year-old Russian doctor. She was charged after providing free pain medication to a dying cancer patient. Sign this petition and demand her immediate and unconditional release.
Malian authorities should be commended for detaining three war criminals, who are being charged with committing the enforced disappearance of 20 soldiers. Thank the Malian government for taking a step towards justice.
The Malaysian government recently arrested peaceful protesters who were opposing the demolition of a historic village. Police brutality is alleged during the arrests. Demand the immediate release of these activists.
A man running a shelter for the homeless has been arrested and faces charges of running an unregistered religious organization. Sign this petition and demand his immediate and unconditional release so that he may continue his charity work.
A Ukrainian human rights activist has been detained in a psychiatric hospital against her will. There is evidence that she is being forcibly fed a powerful sedative despite having no history of mental illness. Sign this petition to demand her immediate and unconditional release.
Recent attacks against the LGBT community in Macedonia have threatened the human rights of citizens. The police force has opened investigations in to the attacks but no arrests have been made. Sign this petition and demand action be taken against the perpetrators of these hate crimes.
A Dagestani journalist was recently gunned down in his car for his coverage of counterinsurgency efforts in Dagestan. The Russian government has yet to arrest any suspects in the case. Sign this petition to demand that justice be served so that freedom of speech is protected in Russia.
A human rights activist in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to eight years in prison. The charges are meant to keep him out of human rights activism. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.
A player on the New England Patriots pro football team has been charged with murder. In reaction, the team offered to exchange fan-owned jerseys sporting this player’s name for those of other players and has engaged in other positive public relations moves to distance itself from the harsh realities of the case. Sign this petition to thank the New England Patriots organization for setting a positive precedent for the rest of the league.
A group of four Shia Muslims were recently lynched in Egypt. The lynchings were led by a group of religious leaders preaching messages of hate. Sign this petition to demand a fair investigation into the killings.
Four farmers protesting for fair treatment from the Colombian government have been killed by security forces. The government’s response has been to connect them to guerrilla forces. Sign this petition to demand fair treatment for the peaceful protestors.
A Chinese human rights activist has been arrested for ‘picking quarrels and making trouble’. This light charge is likely due to a film he directed that highlighted the miserable conditions in Chinese labour camps. Sign this petition and demand his immediate and unconditional release.
A Libyan ethnic minority has been prevented from returning to their homes following the Libyan civil war. Authorities accuse them of fighting for pro-Gaddafi forces during the conflict. Sign this petition to allow this group to return home to claim their property.
Two men in Libya face the death penalty for political propaganda they published during Parliamentary elections. By charging the men, the government is violating their freedom of speech. Sign this petition to demand that the Libyan government drop all charges immediately and unconditionally.
The Israeli government is planning on forcibly evicting Bedouin communities living legally in the Israeli desert. Some of these communities have been in place since before the Israeli state began. Sign this petition and demand that these forced evictions are halted immediately.
A Senegalese national suspected of war crimes during Sierra Leone’s civil war has returned to the country. He is suspected of providing arms and monetary support to a rebel group that committed acts of murder, mutilation, amputation, torture, and rape. Sign this petition to urge the Sierra Leone government to bring charges against this alleged war criminal.
An American citizen with no connection to terrorist networks was recently killed by a drone strike in Yemen. The 16-year-old boy was in Yemen searching for his father. Sign this petition to demand an explanation from the White House.
Violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma has continued for years. Recently, Buddhist monks have been joining in the violence against this religious minority. Sign this petition to demand that the Burmese government do all it can to end this senseless violence.
The Rohingya Muslim group in Burma consistently faces brutal discrimination by the government. A recent law limiting Rohingya people to only having two children is a violation of their human rights. Sign this petition and demand equal rights for all people in Burma.
The Burmese government is still utilizing child soldiers in the military despite a UN Joint Action Plan demanding that the practice be discontinued. Using child soldiers is against international law and should be condemned. Sign this petition and demand that Burma adhere to its commitments.
Activists in Azerbaijan are being locked up in prison on bogus drug charges. They are not allowed to seek legal counsel and are often held in prison for months before being brought before a judge. Sign this petition and demand that Azerbaijan protect human rights.
The Ugandan government has shuttered two radio stations and two newspapers in response to a story that is critical of the country’s president. The basic human rights of Ugandan citizens are in danger. Sign this petition to demand that the government allow freedom of the press in Uganda.
Two Saudi Arabian nationals face execution in Iraq after being found guilty of murder. However, their confessions were obtained while the men were being tortured. Sign this petition and demand that the Iraqi government overturn their sentences and grant them new trials.