Target: Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
Goal: Open an investigation into an alleged global tax evasion network.
A recent data leak has revealed a global network of shell companies and offshore bank accounts that the world’s wealthiest individuals and corporations have been using to allegedly evade taxes for 40 years.
Dubbed the “Panama Papers,” the 11.4 million leaked documents lay bare the various holdings of several former and current world leaders, along with dozens of businessmen, celebrities, athletes, and criminals. The papers date back to 1977 and provide a detailed analysis of the countless sums of money that have been hidden away.
The rich and powerful are subject to the same laws as the rest of society, and their criminal actions must be punished. This is not a low-level case involving known criminals; individuals implicated in this matter include Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson. The financial burden that these elites have side-stepped has had a detrimental effect on economies throughout the world, and they must be brought to justice. Sign the petition below to urge a formal investigation into this matter immediately.
Dear Secretary Ban,
The recent allegations found in the Panama Papers are extremely troubling and demand further attention. The 11.4 million leaked documents have revealed a global ring of corruption wherein world leaders, businessmen, celebrities, athletes, and criminals hide untold amounts of money.
Tax evasion is a serious offense, but perhaps more troubling are the individuals involved in this case. The Panama Papers have implicated high-ranking politicians including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson. The rich and powerful are subject to the same laws as the rest of society, and their criminal actions must be punished. I urge you to launch a formal investigation into this matter, and if necessary, punish those who have actively sought to undermine the global economy.
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