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.

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.

Repeal Anti-Immigration Law

Repeal Anti-Immigration Law

The President of Ecuador has enacted a law that severely limits the rights of asylum seekers, violating numerous international human rights regulations. Sign this petition to urge the government of Ecuador to strike down this unjust law.

End Spate of Human Rights Violations

End Spate of Human Rights Violations

People accused of ‘moral crimes’ are being arrested in Tajikistan and then abused in prison. Police have targeted sex workers and those accused of ‘homosexual behavior.’ Sign this petition to demand the government do all it can to end these human rights violations.

Halt Imminent Deportation of Asylum Seeker to Russia

Halt Imminent Deportation of Asylum Seeker to Russia

A Chechen man will soon be deported by the Slovakian government and forced to return to Russia, where he faces terrorism charges. The man would face serious human rights abuses if he were deported. Sign this petition to protest this extradition.

Investigate Death of 14-year-old Protestor

Investigate Death of 14-year-old Protestor

Security forces have shot and killed numerous protestors including a 14-year-old boy. Demand an immediate and impartial investigation into the killings.

Release Activists Held without Charge

Release Activists Held without Charge

Security forces are arresting activists and holding them without charge, raising serious concerns for their safety. Demand that the military either charge these activists or else release them immediately.

Applaud Expansion of Medicare Benefits

Applaud Expansion of Medicare Benefits

Transgender individuals seeking gender reassignment surgery will now be able to get important coverage under Medicare. This is a positive step towards equality for all in the United States. Sign this petition to thank the government for its decision.

Halt Attack on Human Rights and Liberties

Halt Attack on Human Rights and Liberties

Human rights and civil liberties are under attack in Kyrgyzstan. A pair of proposed new laws would damage freedom of association and freedom of expression in the country. Sign this petition to demand that the laws be immediately thrown out.

Halt Evictions of Asylum Seekers

Halt Evictions of Asylum Seekers

French authorities have been illegally evicting large numbers of asylum seekers from makeshift camps. The government justifies the evictions by stating that it will stop the spread of measles, when in fact it will do the opposite. Sign this petition and urge the French government to stop illegally evicting people from camps.