U.S.: Stop Bullying Human Rights Heroes

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Reverse asset freezes aimed at international legal defenders.

President Donald Trump has enacted outrageous asset freezes and personal sanctions against Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, two prominent lawyers from the International Criminal Court (ICC) whose life’s work has been the prosecution of heinous crimes against humanity and rampant corruption. The attack on these officials is based on an executive order of dubious legality which declared a national emergency through no evidence.

The ICC had been investigating the possibility of misconduct and possible war crimes committed by U.S. and Israeli citizens in Afghanistan and Palestine. Politicians like Trump demanded an end to these efforts despite the fact that the ICC was operating within its jurisdiction to defend citizens of the latter two nations.

Since its establishment in 2002, the ICC has played a key role in investigating some of the world’s most violent and unpredictable criminals, including warlord Joseph Kony, former president of Sudan Omar al-Bashir, and former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

These sanctions are a blatant attempt to stymie the discovery of potential crimes committed under the auspices of the United States government, as well as a bullying tactic to frighten international human rights defenders into allowing U.S. crimes to go unpunished. Sign the petition below to demand that this grotesque act be reversed immediately.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. President,

The freezing of assets and banning of visas for selfless investigators like Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko is a uniquely repugnant act of international abuse, even from your administration. You have punished these officials for acting in the name of justice, a clear violation of the trust placed in you as the executive of the United States. This action will erode trust in the United States among all other nations who will see more clearly than ever that what is right is of little concern to you.

The only way to set this straight is to immediately rescind the executive order which you signed. I demand that you do so immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Michael Vadon




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5 Comments

  1. Trump 2020!

  2. Remove this horrible man now!! Trump must go!!! Your country is falling apart with this racist in power!!! Worst president ever!!! He doesn’t even care that he’s killing thousand of people ever day… he’s a huge bully and is not fit to be a president!

  3. GO TRUMP 2020 MAGA!! HE IS “THE” GREATEST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD!!!!!!! ONLY REALLY “REALLY” STUPID PEOPLE CAN’T SEE THAT.

  4. Linda Cummings says:

    you are the greatest president that ever lived for neo nazis, the Kku klux clan, idiots, morons, ignorant redneck assholes and filthy rich soulless greedy bastards indent on destroying the planet for a lousy buck. Yep, you’re their man baby.

  5. He can NEVER say/do anything nice or what could help someone who really needs it… IN MY OPINION

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