Human Rights

Release 14-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Tortured In Custody

Release 14-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Tortured In Custody

A 14-year-old boy was disappeared by security forces for 34 days. When he reappeared, he was charged with crimes based on confessions he allegedly made after being tortured. Demand his release, and an investigation into allegations of torture.

Punish Man Who Reportedly Filled a Lube Dispenser With Acid At a Gay Club

Punish Man Who Reportedly Filled a Lube Dispenser With Acid At a Gay Club

A man reportedly filled a lube dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a popular gay club. No one was injured, but hundreds of customers could have suffered serious burns or worse. Demand the maximum penalty for this horrific attack.

Justice For 84-Year-Old Woman Pepper Sprayed By Police

Justice For 84-Year-Old Woman Pepper Sprayed By Police

Police officers allegedly pepper sprayed an 84-year-old woman while arresting her son for running a stop sign. They allegedly did not have a search warrant to enter her house. Demand consequences for the officers involved.

Make Mike Pence Pardon Innocent Man

Make Mike Pence Pardon Innocent Man

An innocent man still has a serious crime on his record, despite proof that he could not have committed any wrongdoing. Demand Mike Pence correct this injustice by pardoning him at once.

Feminists Are Not ‘Enemies of the State’

Feminists Are Not ‘Enemies of the State’

An increasingly intense crackdown against women’s rights activists is being waged by authorities in Iran. Sign the petition and urge Iran’s leadership to work with activists, not against them, to create a more just and inclusive Iran.

Stop Discriminating Against Trans Patients

Stop Discriminating Against Trans Patients

Transgender patients could be excluded from getting the care they need if a bigoted lawsuit succeeds. Demand officials drop this lawsuit that only serves to deny trans people a basic human right.

Stop Mass Abuse and Deportation of Afghan Refugees

Stop Mass Abuse and Deportation of Afghan Refugees

Thousands of Afghan refugees in Pakistan are continuously threatened with deportation and abuse by police and local authorities. We need to stop this, now.

Support Reducing Use of Cruel Solitary Confinement

Support Reducing Use of Cruel Solitary Confinement

The barbaric and outdated punishment of solitary confinement will be used much less in federal prisons, thanks to a series of executive actions by President Obama. Sign the petition and thank the president for taking steps to restrict this incredibly damaging form of punishment.

End the Labor Exploitation of Children

End the Labor Exploitation of Children

India has passed new child labor laws that still leave much to be desired. Alarming loopholes allow for the continued manipulation of child workers. Sign the petition to demand that government officials close these loopholes and protect child workers.

End the Detention Without Charge of 81-Year-Old Journalist

End the Detention Without Charge of 81-Year-Old Journalist

An 81-year-old journalist has reportedly been detained for months without charge. He suffers from diabetes and a heart condition, but has allegedly not received access to adequate medical care. Demand he be released or charged with a crime and given access to both legal representation and adequate healthcare.

Success: Ban On Body-Covering Swimwear Repealed

Success: Ban On Body-Covering Swimwear Repealed

The highest court in France has ruled that laws banning the body-covering swimwear known as the “burkini” violate guaranteed rights and freedom. Applaud this ruling that prevents governments from dictating what women can wear.

Justice for Lebanese-American Man Killed in Reported Hate Crime

Justice for Lebanese-American Man Killed in Reported Hate Crime

A Lebanese-American man was shot and killed, allegedly because of his Lebanese decent. His neighbor reportedly harassed the man and his family for years. Take a stand against hate crimes and demand justice for this innocent man.

Suspend Police Officers Who Pursued A 10 Year Old With Guns Drawn

Suspend Police Officers Who Pursued A 10 Year Old With Guns Drawn

Police officers chased a 10-year-old boy with their guns drawn after mistaking him for an adult suspect. They only stopped when neighbors intervened on the boy’s behalf. Demand consequences for these irresponsible actions.

Justice for Newborn Who Died After He Was Placed in a Refrigerator

Justice for Newborn Who Died After He Was Placed in a Refrigerator

A 4-day-old baby died after he was placed in a refrigerator and left for three hours. His mother is the primary suspect in the case. Demand justice for this innocent baby.

Protect Muslim-Americans’ Right to Religious Freedom

Protect Muslim-Americans’ Right to Religious Freedom

Citizens in a Georgia city are using Islamophobic rhetoric as the basis for their protest against a proposal to build a new mosque in their community. This is blatant discrimination and an infringement on Muslim-Americans’ constitutional right to freedom of religion. Tell the county commissioners that their decision to grant a building permit should not be influenced by bigotry and irrational fear.

Don’t Let Alleged Rapist Walk Free

Don’t Let Alleged Rapist Walk Free

An alleged rapist has been sentenced to probation only, and the entire case will be dropped if he avoids drugs, alcohol, and his victims for two years. He won’t even have to register as a sex offender. Denounce this gross lack of justice.

Stop Shooting Unarmed Refugees

Stop Shooting Unarmed Refugees

Multiple reports have emerged of refugees being shot and sometimes killed by the Hellenic Coast Guard. Demand an end to this violence.

Free Teen Who Allegedly Killed Abusive Father in Self Defense

Free Teen Who Allegedly Killed Abusive Father in Self Defense

A teen girl has been locked up for allegedly killing her abusive father after her mother’s attempts to get legal protection from him were dismissed. Sign our petition to demand that this child be freed on the grounds that she was acting in self-defense.

Success: Tampons and Sanitary Pads Now Exempt from Taxes

Success: Tampons and Sanitary Pads Now Exempt from Taxes

Sexist taxes on tampons, pads, menstrual cups and other menstrual products have been lifted in New York. Applaud the fact that people with periods will no longer have to pay this unfair tax on items that are necessities.

Demand H&M Cut Ties With Factories Known for Child Labor Violations

Demand H&M Cut Ties With Factories Known for Child Labor Violations

Famous clothing retailer H&M partners with factories that utilize illegal child labor. Demand that the company cut its ties with these factories and send a message that children cannot be exploited for the sake of fashion.

Justice for Unarmed Deaf Man Gunned Down By Police

Justice for Unarmed Deaf Man Gunned Down By Police

A deaf and mute man died after being shot by a state trooper despite him being unarmed. Once again, police accounts of the incident conflict with witness statements. Demand that this trooper be fired to obtain some semblance of justice for the deceased young man.

Success: Execution of Innocent Man Halted

Success: Execution of Innocent Man Halted

After public outcry, an appeals court has halted the execution of a man convicted of a murder that he did not commit. Applaud this decision, and demand his sentence be commuted.

Success: Justice Department to End Private Prison Use

Success: Justice Department to End Private Prison Use

The Justice Department just announced that they are terminating their contracts with private prison owners. This is a huge step forward in the fight to end the private prison industry. Congratulate the Justice Department on their momentous decision.

Justice for Interracial Couple Reportedly Stabbed Because They Kissed

Justice for Interracial Couple Reportedly Stabbed Because They Kissed

An interracial couple was attacked, reportedly because they were kissing in public. A self-proclaimed white supremacist confessed to the crime. Demand justice for the victims of this alleged hate crime.

Fire Hothead Police Chief Who Justified Beating and Tasering of Black Teen

Fire Hothead Police Chief Who Justified Beating and Tasering of Black Teen

A Chief of Police has defended the actions of officers who were caught on tape kicking, beating and tasering a black teenager. He also threatened his community leaders and has shown that he is unable to control his anger. Demand that this police chief be fired.

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