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First Nations/Indigenous/Metis/Inuit women suffer tremendous abuse, are one of the highest in regards to vulnerable sector. Indigenous women make up for 4.3 percent of Canada’s female population, 16 percent of female homicides, account for 11 percent of missing women, and 1,200 aboriginal women have been murdered or have vanished since 1980. According to RCMP data, at least 1,017 Indigenous women and girls were murdered from 1980-2012.
Vision Statement: If we stand together for human rights, and to stop oppressive practices/laws. Each person, no matter who or where they are, can make change happen by acting in concert with others who share their vision of a world where everyone lives in dignity.
Value Statement: is of a world in which every person enjoys all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.
Mission Statement: To generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. To educate the mass/society to help us stand-up, and give a voice to the voiceless and unheard. To fight for equality, equity, pursuit of social justice, and challenging/stopping oppressive practices.
Goal Statement: To fight for equality, equity, pursuit of social justice, and challenging/stopping oppressive practices. To connect with other organizations, and campaigns that have the same values and goals. To use our social media account as an open forum so people in society voices can be heard in a safe place, and know they are not alone. We are a group what to pressure the government to implement the recommendations of the calls to actions about the missing and murdered indigenous women and child. To write letters, and petitions to our government to make this changes.
• Kevan Thakrar was wrongly convicted of murder and attempted murder in 2008 under “joint enterprise”, the legal rule which means that anyone who participates in any way can be convicted of a crime, regardless of whether they committed it. Kevan wasn’t present when the murder took place, but he was sentenced to life with a minimum of 35 years in jail. He was aged 20.
• The description of the assailant given by witnesses was nothing like Kevan and other ID evidence was unreliable. There was no DNA, cell-citing or forensics to put Kevan at the scene of the crime. Kevan’s alibi witness was threatened by police to stop him testifying. Hearsay evidence was also used from people in Cyprus who had never met Kevan, never attended the trial, and who retracted their statements afterwards.
• Two trials were abandoned because of jury bias. In the third, a juror knew one of the investigating police officers who gave key controversial testimony in court.
• In March 2010, Kevan was attacked by prison officers and then charged with assaulting them. He was put in solitary confinement (locked in his cell for 23 hours a day) – conditions condemned by UN Special Rapporteurs on Torture as “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment".
Contact details - Kevan’s mum: email@example.com
For more information: http://justiceforkevan.com/
In 7 January 2008 (IRIN) - Kenya suffered its worst humanitarian crisis since independence following the December 30 results of a hotly-contested presidential election. Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his supporters rejected the declared victory of incumbent Mwai Kibaki, alleging it was the result of rampant rigging. Protests degenerated into widespread violence as decades of economic frustration and ethnic rivalry spiraled out of control. In the days immediately after the results were announced, gangs of youths blocked Kenya’s main roads and set fire to hundreds of homes of perceived ‘outsiders’. In all, more than 1,200 people were killed and some 600,000 displaced into temporary camps, with an equal number seeking refuge with friends or relatives. Agricultural activity was seriously hampered as farmers moved away from their fields, posing long-terms risks for the country’s food security – already threatened by drought and soaring fertiliser prices. The education and health sectors were also compromised by the large-scale displacement of professionals.
After failed attempts to conduct a criminal investigation of the key perpetrators in Kenya, the matter was referred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In 2010, the Prosecutor of the ICC Luis Moreno Ocampo announced that he was seeking summonses for six people: Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Industrialisation Minister Henry Kosgey, Education Minister William Ruto, Cabinet Secretary Francis Muthaura, radio executive Joshua Arap Sang and former police commissioner Mohammed Hussein Ali—all accused of crimes against humanity. The six suspects, known colloquially as the "Ocampo six" were indicted by the ICC's Pre-Trial Chamber II on 8 March 2011 and summoned to appear before the Court.
It is not clear why the ICC wanted William Ruto to carry the cross for all the perpetrators who committed crimes against humanity in Kenya.
We want to be heard and seen during a peaceful protest rally for the justice of Jeremy McDole. We want answers, we want this investigation to go deeper then it is.
We won't forget nor let this go! S
hut down King Street at 6 p.m. and let us bring a chair and sit, no violence, we want to stand for Jeremy.
Sarah Sands, a mother like most of us, a mother of five, like myself. No previous convictions. Simply lead her life with,around and for her children.
One day she learned that local authorities had released a convicted, serial child sex offender, Michael Pleasted, into her local community, who not only had a string of 24 child sex convictions in the past but was, at the time of death, awaiting a court appearance for even more child sex offences further not just breaching his previous offender conditions but blatantly flouting them as he did when Sarah paid him a visit.
It is alleged that Sarah Sands approached Paedophile, Mr Pleasted, in order to request that he plead guilty to the current child abuse convictions against him to prevent those already traumatised, innocent children from having to endure the court process and police/barrister scrutiny.
Though allegedly, and somewhat inexcusably armed and intoxicated, it is not beyond the realm of what possible emotional state most any parent could find themselves in considering the information they knew, especially in light of having five children residing within a stones-throw distance of this 'monster' that Ms Sands became enraged beyond usual circumstances of control.
It was at this point where Paedophile Mr Pleasted acted smugly, grinning and taunting Sarah that "All the children were Liars" and he was "innocent", despite convictions proven numerous times previous in a court of law and considerable jail time served.
It was at this time on that evening that Sarah, regrettably, took the law in to her own hands.
In the face of such cold,remorseless disregard for his numerous child victims.. Sarah "Lost it" and decided the fate of this cold and evil man that had,though not killed his victims had indeed taken,ruthlessly both the innocence and future lives of several children.
This callous, twisted 'monster' could no longer harm the children in the community of the East London Estate... Ms Sands had succeeded where local authorities, Police and Justice systems had sadly and inadequately FAILED these local children!
None of us could possibly comprehend looking at such evil, straight in the eyes, mocking us and belittling the life-long damage inflicted to innocent children and not reacting out of parenting instinct, passion and, to be honest, the most basic of human protective, parental instinct.
She stabbed him to death.
It goes without saying that we,as 'normal' law abiding citizens should never take the law into our own hands..That we should allow 'Justice to take it's course'... But what about cases as this where 'Justice' has NEVER been exacted.. adequately at leadt? This man had served previous prison terms, convicted as a full-blown serial paedophile in a Uk court of law yet released into the open community where innocent children exercise their God-given right to play freely within and around their local community.
Maybe, just maybe, if our current court of laws, supposedly there to exact fairness and justice, actually lived up to their pedestal-high titles and exacted what the UK public actually deem as 'justice', the unfortunate, most passionate, caring members of our society would not have to even contemplate that that very justice should lay in our, the public's hands.
Perhaps if this obvious danger to children were not placed in the civil communities of straight, law-abiding citizens,cold and calculated Child molesters and paedophiles would remain in Her Majesty's containments of prison as opposed to being released into communities of people who openly and rightly oppose their very existence... to the point of exacting 'justice' for ourselves!
As the law-abiding community, we fully acknowledge and respect that citizens cannot simply 'go around stabbing people' and 'violence is never the answer'.. However the demise of a convicted,serial paedophile who has systematically destroyed the entire lives of several innocent children and continue to do so despite those British Court of law orders no longer should be warranted the justice of a civil, untimely death.
As a voice for the Children Uk, we demand that Ms Sand's 3 and 1/2 year sentencing be reduced to a 'Suspended sentence' term on the grounds that, statistically, Ms Sands at no time acted in a manner of which at least 90% of UK/Eire parents would not have acted placed in the exact same situation both emotionally & physically.
It is often said " It is not the man above the chair, but the chair beneath the man." These words were often thrown around in light hearted conversations throughout my youth.
Never did I deem, that one day, not in my lifetime anyway, that chairs might actually have a say in how they want to be treated. It doesn't take much to simply ask a chair if he/she would like you to sit down. Simple. Common. Courtesy. All I want is equality. And that can never be too much to ask for.
En Algérie et en Tunisie, des violeurs évitent toute sanction en épousant leur victime mineure. Au Maroc et au Sahara occidental, ce n'est heureusement plus le cas. Cependant, la loi ne protège toujours pas correctement les personnes ayant subi des violences sexuelles.
Hello, my name is Jeremy, I’m asking you for your help and support for Clemency from my current prison sentence.
My sentence is an injustice stemming from prosecution for political gain and my conviction was for election publicity.
I’m requesting you join my petition and ask your friends, associates and families to also join in supporting my cause for justice.
My goal is to reach one million supporters, and I can only do this with your help.
Mahindan Mahadeva has not seen his wife since 29th January 2015. He has been accused of actual bodily harm against his invalid wife - without evidence.
Mahindan's wife, Uma is in a vegetative state in Wingham Court Care Centre in Claygate, Surrey after suffering a pulmonary embolism in February 2014.
The accusation was made after Mahindan found a blister on his wife's arm, which he reported to the care home. Six weeks later, on 29 January, Wingham Court had Mahindan arrested on suspicion of causing the blister, which Mahindan vehemently denies.
He has not been charged and has had his bail conditions extended three times. We petition Surrey police to either charge Mr Mahadeva, or release him from bail conditions as these are doing significant damage to his, and his wife's wellbeing.
Undoubtedly, more videos are soon to be released. However, at the moment, we have three videos graphically detailing the illegal activities of Planned Parenthood.
Particularly, these videos showcase how the company will (illegally) perform an abortion in a such a way that the aborted fetus's body is more or less "fully intact". When an abortion results in a more fully intact body, it provides an incentive for PP to gain a financial profit from various procurement companies that will purchase the body at high costs.
Beyond merely ethical concerns, these recent revelations make it clear that the abortion industry has been making a profit in the trafficking of aborted fetuses. In the eyes of many Americas, this is immoral.
As Americans - a nation that recently declared all citizens equal in the eyes of the law in regards to marriage - we believe a double standard exists. How can one support marriage equality, but ignore the fact that a federally-funded organization has been selling the body parts of dead children?
We petition American citizens to rethink this hypocrisy. Also, we speak specifically to partners at Starbucks. While Starbucks doesn't directly support PP, they do match donations made to a variety of companies - including PP. We believe a socially-progressive company such as this one need not support PP and its activities.
As you all may be aware of by now, Cecil the Lion was killed by Walter James Palmer.
There are claims that Mr. Palmer was not aware the lion was protected, however was he aware that lions are a species in danger right now?
The guides who he paid big money were arrested in Zimbabwe on poaching charges. Mr. Palmer should also face these charges, however even though Zimbabwe has brought charges against Mr. Palmer, no actions have been made by the United States Government or the U.N.
Let's get justice for Cecil the lion and make people see that humans should not have the right to kill protected animals like Cecil the Lion.
In the wake of the Toronto Star news article regarding Paul Bernardo having the option to apply for a day pass from jail, I have decided that I've had enough of our bleeding heart, flawed justice system.
I for one can not believe that this man even has the "option" of applying for this pass.
The House of Commons needs to know that 25 years in prison for horrendous and pre-meditated murder is NOT enough.
Life should mean LIFE!
I am requesting that the Alabama bureau of investigation be brought in to assist the Phenix city police department in the Aug 2007 murder of my nephew Tony Grimes.
This family is demanding justice for our son, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend Tony Grimes.
End racist police terror, murder with impunity and harassment of protest movements. File charges against killer cops! Drop the charges against protesters!
From Baltimore, to Ferguson, to New York, to Durham to Los Angeles, a powerful new movement across the country has emerged to fight racist police murders and the failure to indict or imprison killer cops. In Los Angeles, over 400 people were arrested on the front lines of this protest movement after shutting down major city streets, highways, intersections and other venues last November after Darryl Wilson was not charged over the death of Mike Brown.
Many more continue to be arrested after the fact, including those who occupied LAPD. Several of these protesters are now facing serious criminal charges, including Shalana Little who is facing up to 4 years in jail. This is part of a national trend to target Black activists with more serious charges, including the use of "lynching" charges, while doing nothing to indict the true lynchers, the killer cops.
Shalana is going to trial on June 4, so we must pressure the prosecutor to drop the charges now!
We must continue to build this movement for people's power and liberation.
CALL TO ACTION:
Call Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer at 213-978-8100 to demand the following:
1) Drop all charges against Shalana Little and all protesters who responded to the police killings in Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and Los Angeles and around the nation.
2) Make a public statement supporting the arrest, indictment, and conviction of cops that kill residents.
Call Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey at (213) 974-3512 to demand the following:
Indict the cops who killed Omar Abrego, Ezell Ford and Brother Africa.
Initiated by a group of arrestees, S.T.O.P. Brutality (Stand Together to Oppose Police Brutality).
RE: PETITION BY AREA RESIDENTS NEAR IMARA DAIMA RAILWAY STATION: A CRY FOR OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT. COMPLAINT AGAINST RELEASE OF TOXIC GASES/FUMES INTO THE AIR: RESIDENTIAL ESTATES MOST AFFECTED OAKPARK, SUNRISE ESTATE, MUIMARA,VILLA FRANCA, IMARA DAIMA ESTATE, AMARA PARK AND IMARA GARDENS and ADJACENT NEIGHBOURS ALONG MOMBASA ROAD.
Kindly note we the residents/ inhabitants of the above mentioned Area, specifically the above stated estates have observed with concern the awful conduct of emission of toxic gases into the air. This illegal conduct is endangering our health and our precious lives. The gas/fumes are so toxic and most residents are now complaining of dry and irritable throats, headaches, nausea, tingling of the skin amongst other ailments. The children are having persistent sore throats and upper respiratory infections.
Some residents have reported to National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) but we are NOT aware of any substantive action so far taken.
As residents who care about our own health, and that of our loved ones, we are now writing to you officially, requesting you to resolve this complaint ONCE and FOR ALL.
We are aware that there are gas refilling companies just next to the residential area (check near the Softa Company, Chrolide exide company area) and we are shocked that Gas refilling companies have been allowed to operate so near a residential area. Another company called POWEREX LUBRICANTS LIMITED has been mentioned as being likely to be one of the pollutants.
We are only citizens without investigative expertise, so these are only our reasonable guesses judging from where the smell seems to be most perceived and smelt from. We surely expect that you will use tax payers’ money to ascertain who are the culprits, because that is why you have been set up as public offices.
On October 3rd 1993, an innocent child named Samantha Dawn Tool was brutally raped, beaten and murdered. Due to a poor investigation, George Pitt (boyfriend of Samantha's mother) was charged and convicted on extremely circumstancial evidence. There was also other evidence never tested for DNA until requested by Pitt's lawyer years later and it was found there was no DNA evidence connecting him to the crime.
He has spent 21 years in prison for a crime he may not have commited. He has maintained his innocence until this day even when he could have plead guilty to strike a deal he never once considered it because he insists he is innocent. Many people including the chief of police openly stated there's a chance this man didn't do this.
That little girl deserves true justice, and if Mr Pitt is innocent than so does he, so please take the time to look up this terrible crime if your not familiar with it, look at the facts, and please sign this petition for a new trial. It should be innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.
Throughout the years and not to mention recent news we have been seeing a spike of police related killings and beating across the nation. And in mostly every case the officer or officers are not even charged or is exonerated because of the "It's our officer's word over the criminal's word."
The sad part is that every victim ISN'T a criminal. Police are SUPPOSED to PROTECT and SERVE. That isn't the case for most. When will enough be enough?When it hits home?Or next door? Is this what all these taxpayers are working hard for? To have friends and family gunned down, beat down, framed, and etc? When will WE as a nation say "Enough is enough!".
When will we as the PEOPLE of the proclaimed "Land of The Free" actually be free of this murderous and cowardly hold that they have over us. This isn't a race thing.I am fighting for US, the people of America.Will I fight alone, Yes I Will! Is this what we want for our children? Our grandchildren? Our future? YOU'RE future? We fight for issues that hold no relevance in our lives. NOW let's fight FOR our lives! Our CHILDREN lives!
საქართველოს სხვადასხვა რეგიონში სკოლის მოწაფეებსა და მოზარდებს ნაციონალური მოძრაობის 9 წლიანი მმართველობის შესახებ ძალადობის სცენების შემცველ ე.წ. დოკუმენტურ ფილმებს უჩვენებენ!
Republicans in Congress have now contacted foreign governments with the intent of negotiating with them regarding United States ongoing discussion about foreign policy, namely inviting the head of a country (Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel) to invite him to speak to the U.S. Congress about his country's desires on topics the executive branch must perform.
In addition, Republicans in Congress have now contacted Iran's leadership that Congress could nullify any negotiated agreement the Executive branch has made, warning Iran that they would likely abort or alter such an agreement once the current president leaves office. In the first case, Israel's Netanyahu was invited by John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House to speak to congress & in the latter case, Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate Majority Leader along with 47 others signed the open letter to the Iranian leadership. Both acts are against the Logan Act regarding negotiations.
The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 30 January 1799, currently codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.
The Act was intended to prohibit United States citizens without authority from interfering in relations between the United States and foreign governments.
It’s “Time for 12” jurors in Florida, to join 48 states, the Federal government, and 2,000 years of Western Civilization. Florida’s Constitution requires “not fewer than six” jurors at felony trials, but the Florida Legislature by itself can change this to 12 jurors. (Only death penalty cases in Florida require 12 jurors.)
The 1885 Florida Constitution was written when Florida’s population was only 300,000 people, of whom only white men could vote or serve on juries (no women or black men). Six jurors may have been good enough in 1885, because it was just too hard to find 12 white men who could leave their farms and ranches, saddle up a mule, and ride for days along a dirt road to a county courthouse for a felony jury trial. But 130 years later, Florida still has only 6 jurors in felony trials.
Amend Florida Statute 913.10, now, to require 12 jurors in all felony jury trials. There is no need to amend the 1885 / 1968 Florida Constitution, which requires “not fewer than six” jurors. The votes of just 61 Florida Representatives and 21 Florida Senators will finally bring Florida from the 19th century (1885) into the 21st century (2015). While the United States Supreme Court held in 1970 that Florida’s use of only six jurors at felony trials was a choice that was constitutional, it was the wrong choice in 1885 and it is still the wrong choice in 2015; see Williams v. Florida, 399 U.S. 78 (1970).
In the Florida courts, the Second District Court of Appeal is begging the Florida Legislature to amend Florida Statute 913.10 to require 12 jurors in every felony trial in Florida. For a detailed, scholarly opinion by Judge Altenbernd on why it is now “Time for 12” jurors in Florida, see : Gonzalez v. State 982 So. 2d 77 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008), Opinion, April 30, 2008.
When Florida prosecutors finally have to convince 12 jurors of guilt, as in the rest of America, prison costs will plunge as weak cases are dropped and realistic, fiscally responsible plea deals are made. It is not “soft on crime” to require Florida prosecutors to prove their charges to 12 jurors at trial, as prosecutors in the other states and Federal courts do every day. “The presumption of innocence,” that long golden thread stitching together centuries of English and American jurisprudence, is dangerously frayed in Florida, where the State only has to overcome the presumption of innocence before 6 jurors.
Furthermore, while constitutional law requires a jury pool to be a fair cross-section of a community, the use of only 6 jurors at trial acts to systematically and statistically exclude or limit blacks from actually sitting on a jury. It’s time to stop allowing Florida prosecutors to make the same speech they could have made for the last 130 years:“Well, Mr. Defendant, we would have just loved to have had a black juror for your trial, but as you can see -- one, two, three, four, five, six -- the jury box is full.”
That excuse would not work with 12 jurors. It does not matter if there are blacks in the jury pool, if the jury box is full. It is statistically impossible to seat racially diverse juries when there are only 6 seats in a jury box; a dangerously unjust game of musical chairs. If there is room at the front of the bus, there is room at the front of the box, the jury box. Room for 12 jurors is room for black jurors; it’s “Time for 12” jurors in Florida.
That “not fewer than six” jurors language in the 1885 Florida Constitution could not have foreseen Florida’s bright future as the Sunshine State; a future in which Florida’s population would increase from 300,000 to 19,000,000 citizens; a future where women could vote and serve on juries; a future where black men could vote and serve on juries; a future beyond 6 white men riding mules to a county courthouse to sit on a jury; an unimaginable future of telephones and automobiles and flying machines; and a world where Florida’s jury of 6 white men could change to a jury of 12 citizens of any race or sex.
It’s “Time for 12” jurors in Florida; amend Florida Statute 913.10, now.
As parents, we are struggling to come to terms with the brutal and premeditated murder of our son, Kurtlee Pillay.
Our pressing concern is the imminent bail hearing of the suspects Blaine Raman, Dinesh Nana and Bilal Tayob. We pray that you will hear our plea and deny bail to all three suspects unconditionally.
Please find case history on links below.
The degree of torture and brutality meted out to our son, Kurtlee, before his death can be described as nothing short of savage, callous and inhuman. The revelations in the post mortem report makes living another day unbearable for us.
The nature and circumstances of the offences have induced a sense of outrage and fear in the community as well.
We pray that you will consider our plea and assist in ensuring that bail is denied to all three suspects.
The Redhanded Campaign has put into a publication official documentation that proves law enforcement officials are breaking the law before Grand juries and that prosecutors are aiding & abetting the criminal conduct and that members of the judiciary are covering it up.
Britain does not appear to care enough about older people and treat them with dignity when they become frail, according to a government watch dog in a damning verdict on the state of services for the elderly.
Andrea Sutcliffe from the Care quality commission describes her own sense of “utter distress” at the "shocking awful" conditions that her team of inspectors found in the worst care homes.
In an interview with the a national newspaper she warned that pensioners with dementia were being left in pain because of a worrying shortage of qualified nurses at one in five homes in England. She added that whiles there were some brilliant care homes with dedicated staff, the standards across the country was far too variable.
Inspectors were forced to close one home recently after finding distressed residents crying out for help and even uncovered cases in which care workers were found to have criminal convictions.
Decent care for the elderly is a basic human right.
Farshid Naseri , 26, was arrested on November 89 , He spent 18 months in solitary confinement in Sanandaj Intelligence prison. He was charge of supporting the Salafi groups and was sentenced to death, While he denied all charges during the proceedings.
فرشید ناصری ٢٦ ساله از آبانماه ٨٩ که بازداشت شد تا ١٨ ماه را در سلول انفرادی ادارهی اطلاعات سنندج سپری نمود
فرشید ناصری اتهام محاربه از طریق هواداری از گروههای سلفی به اعدام محکوم شد. در حالی که ایشان در تمام طول دادرسی اتهام فوق را رد کرده و معتقدعلت بازداشت و صدور حکم اعدام برایش بدلیل تبلیغ شریعت اسلام بوده است.
Police in Durham NC engaged in brutality and repression on Friday December 5. We need to see change. They need to know we are not going to take this anymore. We want Chief Lopez to do his job. We want to be able to peacefully assemble.
DURHAM POLICE VIOLENCE 1 - 12/5/2014
Dec 5 - 2014 Protest: DURHAM POLICE VIOLENCE & illegal arrests
photo of cop on top of protester
photo w/ huerta banner
While we agree with and applaud truth in sentencing, is there no room for justice to balance oversights in fair sentencing to begin with? I have an inmate friend who is coming to the commutation process after getting advice from lawyers and the Justice Project that his case should be reviewed, but they were not the right avenue due to time and lack of new physical evidence.
Don found himself in a situation based on bad choices instead of purposefully being an instigator. He pleaded to an excessive charge to avoid further prison time.
While we don't fault the judge, knowing that he did what he thought was best and within his rights under the guidelines (although he did disregard the inmate's pleas during presentencing and mitigating factors), we also feel that he was biased due to dealing with the inmate's prior bad decisions and that he gave him excessive time to learn his lesson; the victim's family also believes this was the case. We are asking that you use your power to consider what the true sentence necessary in his case is.
Our goal was to ask for UP TO 3 years off, but this was not allowed by the form, so we put 3 years off, expecting to leave the actual time off in the capable hands of those in charge. This seemed to become a reason to dismiss his case.
Two lawyers agreed that the easiest way that Don could receive justice in his sentence was to run the sentences concurrently instead of consecutively; thereby dismissing only 1.5 years. Family and others believe this to be fair due to the extraneous circumstances.
On behalf of Don Peve
We need closure for Maria Kolotita Kirita Pune regarding her land case in Samoa. Her case went to trial in the Supreme Court of Samoa in 2003 before Chief Justice Sapolu. To date, a decision is still outstanding and well overdue despite numerous requests by Maria’s lawyers for a decision.
In March 2014, Maria’s freehold family land in Tuloto, situated in Apia’s commercial town area was sold illegally to Samoa Stationery And Books Limited (SSAB) in a mortgagee sale by Samoa Breweries Limited. Caveats that had been placed over the Tuloto land in 2002 were illegally removed by the Ministry of National Resource Environment (MNRE), a government registry office for lands and title, to allow for the sale. This was also despite a Court Order to have caveats remain as the Court had yet to deliver a decision in Maria’s case heard in 2003 regarding freehold lands.
Following Tuloto land sale, Maria’s historic family home that was on the land was bulldozed and demolished. Her parent’s graves that were also on the land was forcibly removed and transferred disrespectfully to an unmarked grave in a public cemetery.
In Septemer 2014, prominent lawyers in opposition are demanding Maria pays ST$163,000.00 for "security" costs to Samoa’s Legal System.
In October 2014, Chief Justice Sapolu prolongs his decision with further delay tactics and pressure's Maria into mediation with the children of her late brother - (former Minister of Justice of Samoa) to salvage family relationships. "Mediation now is pointless", says Maria. What’s more important now, is that there are bigger issues of law that the Supreme Court must address;
- Case Pending a decision from 2003
- Decision still outstanding and well overdue
- Unlawful removal of caveats
- Unlawful disobeying of a court order to have caveats remain
- Unlawful bulldozing and demolishing of a historic family home
- Unlawful removal of graves to public cemetery
This petition is written in the hope that:
1) Justice for Maria Kolotita Kirita Pune is served;
2) Samoan people become more aware of what is happening in Samoa regarding
land matters. If you have lands in Samoa, check registration of land titles
regularly at MNRE offices. Lands may be transferred illegally, unknowingly from
you and your family.
Please show your support and sign the Petition for Maria and her cause for Justice. This petition will then be presented to; the Samoan Parliament,
the Honourable Prime Ministers of Samoa, Tuilaepa Malielegaoi and
New Zealand, John Key.
An Iranian Christian convert, Masoud Rezaei, is the latest Christian convert to serve a prison sentence for his faith as he resigned himself to the Adel Abad prison in Shiraz to serve his 5-year term.
Masoud Rezaei, new converted to Christianity, resigned himself to Adel Abad prison in Shiraz to serve his 5 years in prison sentence.
According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Masoud Rezaei, new converted to Christianity and the Lutheran church of Shiraz resigned himself to Adel Abad prison for serving his sentence.
Masoud Rezaei along with another church member was summoned to intelligence service office of Shiraz, on Friday, October 19, 2012, and they were arrested there.
This new converted to Christianity was charged with acts against the national security and propaganda against the regime in revolutionary court, and sentenced to 5 years in prison. This sentenced was exactly confirmed in court of appeal.
According to reports from inside Iran on February 13, political prisoner Javad Fouladvand was sentenced to 18 years in prison because of his membership to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and his contact and contribution to Simay-e Azadi, the Iranian Resistance TV, a round the clock satellite television station broadcasting from Europe. This sentence was handed down on February 8.
His torturers told him that they knew he made a contribution to Simay-e Azadi and collected money for it. They told him he had violated Islamic Republic law and committed Moharebeh, punishable by death.
Other reports indicate that Fouladvand’s family is in a poor financial situation. His youngest child is facing problems continuing his education and his oldest child lost an opportunity to participate in the nationwide test for entering universities. Even if he could take the test, his affiliation with a politically active family would make his admittance highly improbable.
Fouladvand officially asked that his wife would have the authority to sell their taxi or to rent it out as their only property to make ends meet. This transfer of authority was rejected by Judge Salavati as a means to bring added pressure on Fouladvand.
on 08 Feb 2014: Abol-Ghasem (Javad) Fouladvand Sentenced to 18 years in prison + 24 lashes for cooperation with MEK
ابوالقاسم (جواد) فولادوند زندانی سیاسی بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین از سوی دادگاه انقلاب به ۱۸ سال زندان و ۷۴ ضربه شلاق محکوم شد.
بنا به اطلاع گزارشگران هرانا، ارگان خبری مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران، ابوالقاسم (جواد) فولادوند روز شنبه ۱۹ بهمن ماه از بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین به شعبه ۱۵ دادگاه انقلاب انتقال یافت و حکم ۱۸ سال حبس به وی ابلاغ شد.
فولادوند ۵۱ ساله به اتهام «بغی از طریق عضویت در سازمان مجاهدین خلق» به ۱۵ سال حبس تعزیری و به اتهام «توهین به رهبری» به ۲ سال حبس تعزیری و به دلیل شرکت در اعتراضات سال ۱۳۸۸ و اتهام «اخلال در نظم عمومی» به یکسال حبس تعزیری و ۷۴ ضربه شلاق محکوم شده است.
مجازات بغی از چند ماه پیش و با تصویب قانون جدید مجازات اسلامی به جای مجازات محاربه در مورد محکومان سیاسی اعمال میشود.
۱۸ سال حبس تعزیری برای این راننده تاکسی ساکن شهریار در حالی صادر شده است که این زندانی سیاسی مدت یکسال و شش ماه نیز در دههٔ ۶۰ به همین اتهام در زندانهای جمشیدیه و قزلحصار به سر برده است.
ابوالقاسم فولادوند خرداد ماه سال جاری به همراه فرزند ۱۷ ساله خود توسط وزارت اطلاعات دستگیر شد.
Interview with brother of political prisoner of ward 350 evin Abol-ghasem Foladvand.
A few months ago, a young man was assaulted by a Security Guard outside a Hobart Night Club, Syrup. Matty was in a coma for several long weeks and on that fateful night, almost lost his life due to the violence of another, a Security Guard, who is their to protect people, who is trained to restrain people, not viciously assault them! It is with such sadness that we announce that Matt's prognosis of recovery has not been a good one. Matt still remains in hospital, months on, requiring 24 hour care and is not likely to get much better, if at all.
The outcome of this assault on a fit healthy young man with a young family, a young daughter, has been that he will now need 24 hour care for the rest of his life.
Mathew is partly paralyzed down the left side of his body, Mathew can not sit up without support, Mathew can not get out of bed, Mathew is fed with a feeding tube, Mathew has to have a special Wheel chair made for him so he can at least sit up out of Bed. Who's going to pay for that and for Matty's ongoing care for the rest of his life? We found out this morning that THE POLICE & HOBART CIB ARE NOT LAYING CHARGES on the man responsible for this dreadful crime and he is still out there on the streets free to commit this sort of crime again and destroy another life.
Thankfully, a young lady on that night called for an ambulance, as the Security Guards DID NOT whilst Matty lay unconscious on the ground in a pool of his own blood. Hardly self defence?
If this happened anywhere else in Australia, charges would have been laid the first few days. It is our responsibility as the residents of Hobart to ensure justice is served which hopefully will prevent such assaults in the future. Enough is enough. SO many lives ruined by acts of violence. Matty and his family need justice. How anyone can do this much harm to another human being and then simply be free to do it again, without so much as a charge laid against him is a disgrace and a real concern for Hobart residents.
I ask everyone here to please get behind Matt and his family and sign this petition for something to be done! For charges to be laid! Matty's life and his families lives are ruined forever due to another cowardly act of violence. We need to stand up and make a change and ensure that the person responsible pays for their crime!
We ask for your help. You can also support Matty and his family on their Face Book Page Wake Up Gunna - Matthew We All Love You! You can also contact me personally if you wish to make a donation for Matty's ongoing care. Bek - firstname.lastname@example.org