Petition Tag - sudan

1. Save Meriam Ibrahim, Don't Hang her to Death for Her Faith

Meriam Ibrahim is 8-months pregnant and is a Christian woman sentenced to hang to death in Sudan for rejecting Islam. She is being shackled by Sudanese officials despite the fact she is eight-months pregnant.

(MAY 27 UPDATE: Meriam has since given birth to a baby girl named Maya.)

She will be tortured - beaten with 100 lashes for marrying an American Christian. Then she will be hanged for being a Christian. Meanwhile, her son, a 20-month-old boy and American citizen, is also jailed with her and is sick from the prison conditions.


Ibrahim’s husband, U.S. citizen Daniel Wani, said lawyers representing her told Amnesty International that religious clerics in court had asked her if she would recant her faith, but she told them: “I am a Christian.”

The death sentence issued to a pregnant woman who refused to renounce Christianity for Islam in Sudan is an “egregious violation of basic human rights,” Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees U.S. policy in Africa, said previously.

“This is an affront to religious freedom everywhere,” Smith said. “The refusal of the government of Sudan to allow religious freedom was one of the reasons for Sudan’s long civil war. The U.S. and the rest of the international community must demand Sudan reverse this sentence immediately.”

2. Release Al Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi

On the evening of Saturday 17th May 2014 at 20:45 security forces in the Sudan arbitrarily arrested the last civilian elected Prime Minister of the Sudan and leader of the Ansar, the largest religious group in the country, and President of National Umma Party, His Excellency Al Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi. Al Mahdi was accused of Undermining the Constitutional Order (Article 50 of the Criminal Code of 1991) and of calling for violent opposition using criminal force (Article 63). He was taken to Kober Prison and was detained by the security forces for interrogation.

Sayyid Al Sadig Al Mahdi’s arrest in Khartoum, follows his appearance on Thursday 15th May 2014 at the Offences Against the State’s Prosecutor’s Office in Khartoum, Sajjana, to provide a statement for an investigation into accusations that he insulted state security forces over a surge in violence in the troubled Darfur region (Reuters, 18th May 2014). In that same day, local press reported a heated attack on Al Mahdi by the Parliament in which he was convicted of “Treason”.

Any of the given charges against Al Mahdi could entail the death penalty.

Al Mahdi’s accusations are referred to his criticism of the “Rapid Support Troops”, a National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) arm, committing massive human rights violations in Kordofan and Darfur Regions. In a press conference on May 7th, he showed how these troops are committing extrajudicial killings, raping women and burning villages in the mentioned regions. His reports were assured by local officials such as the Northern Kordofan State Governor, along with UN officials, the UNAMID head of mission, the US government, EU mission in Sudan and human rights groups. IDP camps leaders in Darfur are reported of highly supporting his statements (Radio Dabanga, May 16th). Commenting on NISS’s accusations against him, Al Mahdi called for dismantling the Rapid Support Troops (RST) and accused NISS, and its National Security Forces Act, of violating the constitution, which limits its mission to gathering of information. According to that act, NISS has got additional unchecked policing powers, as well as having the right to detain people for more than four months without judicial review. With the RST, NISS has started to act as an unchecked substitute to the country’s Armed Forces.

This has not been the first time that Al Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi has been held under arrest by the Bashir regime since their coup d’état. Under the regime he once faced a mock execution and was subjected to threats from the authorities.

Throughout the Bashir’s rule, the Imam Al Sadig has advocated for Civil struggle “Jihad” and has continuously advised regime rulers to install peace and democracy in all his public addresses, a situation that had exposed him to lengthy interrogations and detentions, e.g. he was detained in the period (1989-1991), in 1993, in June 1994 and the detention of the hundred and one days from May to September 1995, whereby he experienced repression in the infamous “ghost houses”, i.e. buildings in which the security forces use to torture people. Ultimately and after subjections to threats and continuous surveillance, the Imam Al Sadig left the country secretly, in December 1996, and led opposition from exile.

After facing huge internal and external pressures that led to its own schism, the Regime’s different schisms’ leaders sought to negotiate with Al Mahdi: in Geneva, May 1999, and Djibouti, November 1999 where he signed with the ruling party the “National Call”, laying foundation for peaceful resolution of the country’s conflicts. He returned home in November 2000 and continued, to no avail, his efforts towards a political solution, calling for a CODESA of South Africa’s type of solution. He is known of his strong stance for nonviolence; a position widely criticized by insurgencies and hardliner opposition groups. He is known to be the most zealous leader for the call of National Dialogue conveyed by Al-Bashir in January 2014. His enthusiasm for dialogue, together with the participation of his eldest son in Al-Bashir’s Cabinet brought him accusations and doubts by many.

Al Mahdi was designed by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), India, as one of the 100 great Muslim Leaders of the twentieth Century (2006), and chosen amongst the 500 most influential Muslim leaders (2009, by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordan, in cooperation with Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in the United States). He is a Gusi Peace Prize Laurent of 2013, the President of International Forum for Moderation, the Chairman of the Council of Arab Wiseman (in the Arab Hulf for Settling Disputes) and a member of so many institutions and initiatives calling for peaceful resolutions or acting towards democratic transformation world widely, such as, Club De Madrid, the C1 World Dialogue, the Advisory Council of the International Task Force for Preventive Diplomacy and so on. Accusing him of undermining the constructional order and calling for violence is certainly insensible, and is definitely a betrayal of all democratic transformation promises, and a set back to square one. The incident comes amidst a human rights’ violations escalation as reported by many activists and Human rights groups locally and internationally.

There is no set date for a fair and just judicial trial for Al Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi. Being aged 78, we are highly concerned for his health and safety. The barbaric human rights violations and injustice carried out by the Sudanese regime cannot be tolerated anymore! Please sign this petition.

3. Save Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her Unborn Baby

Marium Yahya Ibrahim, 27 has been sentenced to be hanged in Sudan for not returning to Islam. She is 8 months pregnant and has been caring for her 20 month old son who is with her in detention.

She was also charged with "adultery" for marrying a Christian man, for which she will receive 100 lashes.

Please help overturn the ruling on appeal.

4. Give Independence to Lado in Sudan Central Africa

It is from 1947 till today that Lado Independence Issue is being waved off, leaving Lado people being killed and left wandering as refugees in the whole Region of Central Africa. The issue of Lado in Sudan Central Africa is the Key to the Wars going on in the Countries described by the World body as the WARS in the Great Lakes - Rift Valley States of Africa.

Futhermore to say :

Many times from 1947, the Lado Petition to the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly is not being attended to till todate, but only ignored, yet Lado remains still an Occupied State as in the Lado History already exposed and writen hereby in the Sandbox one can open to read. Day in, Day out Lado people are dying being killed and many left wondering on their own Land Areas as Displaced Persons and as Refugees in other Countries. The Lado as an ISSUE is being hidden as the War Affairs Issues to deal with in Africa under the Cover-up of the Wars in the Great Lakes - Rift Valley Issues in the East and Central Africa.

But the whole War Issue is over the Occupation of the former Lado Kingdom in the Sudan Central Africa anyway mainly by using the Neigbouring Countries : Uganda, Congo and the two Sudan Country States of North and South Sudan and Rwanda in Central Africa.

Lado has asked its Independence and Freedom Issues from Great Britain and Belgium who still from 1947 are the Occupiers of Lado. The UN Secretary in his Capacity must Act for Lado's Independence and freedom please by the Articles 1, 51, and 73 of the UN Charter of 26 June 1945 and Berlin Treaty of 26 February 1885 including the UN General Assembly Resolution 1514 ( XV ) of 14 December 1960 for the Decolonisation of Lado State.

Hereby is the THE POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF LADO to read of please for you to sign this required Petition for Lado please. Click or browse in to open to read using the google engine search for the topic please :

5. Call for Lifting the Sanctions of USA Government on Sudan

The USA has imposed economic sanctions on the government of Sudan since November 3, 1997.

The USA continued in application and renewal of that policy till today on false allegations of terrorism which the Government of Sudan is harboring.

If the USA's allegations are valid, the said sanctions have severely affected the people of Sudan and not the Government of Sudan and have resulted in deprivation of the people from their rights in development, health and interaction with the world communities.

According to the USA government U.S. policy on Sudan aims to achieve an end to conflict and gross human rights abuses and to ensure that Sudan does not harbor international terrorists.

However, the policy of the USA government has never gave any attention to the sufferings of the ordinary Sudanese citizen who suffers everyday from these unfair sanctions which created a lot of sorrows and hindered the progress of the Sudanese people who fled their country and sought refuge in other countries, including the USA, in search of dignified life.

Many Sudanese who are domiciled abroad are dreaming to return to their country and contribute in its development but the USA sanctions have slammed the door in their faces.

The USA government has blocked for example any support to the country in respect of civil airplanes' spare parts which led to reported cases of crashes of planes. The USA policy of sanctions has deprived the Sudanese youths from being enlightened with the new technologies and the products of leading companies whether in the field of IT or industry.

The USA policy has deprived the ordinary people from using the trains that had been imported from the USA for use inside Sudan as the said policy has blocked any exports of locomotives and their spare parts which led
to complete collapse in this sector.

The USA policy has prevented USA companies from working or investing in Sudan and this policy hindered the country's progress without cause. The sanctions have deprived Sudan from getting assistance and finance from international institutions and to get advanced technologies in all fields.

The USA has vigorously continued in imposing the said sanctions which hindered the construction of many projects that could have served the local communities and the people .

In fact the continuation of the said sanctions since 1997 for sixteen years constitutes serious violation of the human rights of the people of Sudan without any justification. The Sudanese people call their friends among the people of USA to press their government in order to abolish this hostile policy which the USA vigorously adopts against the Sudanese people . The Sudanese people call any individual who has a sense of good conscience to protest against this destructive policy of sanctions which the USA government adopts against the people of Sudan.

6. Sudanese Government: Stop Genocidal Attacks in South Kordofan!

On October 16, 2012 the cooperating Sudan-focused organisations Satellite Sentinel Project, Enough Project and Nuba Reports have released a video and photo report on massive war crimes carried out by members of the Sudanese Central Reserve Police also known as Abu Tira in a village called Gardud as Badry near the border to South Sudan on May 18, 2012.

For the first time and with the help of the cell phone video material, four of the attackers in the video could be unmistakeably identified by their uniform and emblem as members of the notoriously brutal police force Abu Tira. For more than a year, people in the area had reported of systematic razings of several villages and mass killings of Nuba people who the police forces had mistaken for rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

This is only the current peak of ongoing attacks and violence carried out by national troops in the region: Since July 2011 the border area to South Sudan has been bombed by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Popular Defense Forces (PDF) almost every day (see As a result, more than 400,000 people are trying to escape the region, seek for shelter in the mountains, lots of them are suffering severe health and nourishment problems. The denial of humanitarian help adds to the crimes committed by the government.

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7. Stop War Crimes in Sudan

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8. Refer Abyei to the ICC

Date: 9 June 2011


C/O H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
President of the Council for the Month of June 2011


End Impunity Organization (EIO) is a civil society movement based in Juba, South Sudan, established to fight impunity, advocate for justice, and lobby the international community for swift actions in the face of mass atrocities.

We are appalled by recent events in Abyei. On 21 May 2011 the government of Sudan invaded Abyei; carried out indiscriminate attacks on civilians, and forced the population of Abyei to flee the area in masses.

We ask the Security Council to refer the situation in Abyei to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for proper investigation, and authorize an emergency plan for the protection of civilians in and around Abyei.

We applaud the Security Council for reacting quickly and calling for the government of Khartoum to withdraw its military from Abyei immediately. Inline with this, we believe it is essential that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court investigates crimes committed in Abyei. Government officials, military officers, and militia leaders who orchestrated or participated in the violence must be brought to justice.

9. Stop the Dams in Sudan!

Having experienced the effects of the Merowe Dam on the environment of the Fourth Cataract region (flooding), the local people (forced resettlement), and their past and present culture (drowned), we are extremely concerned that the Sudanese Government seems ready to implement four more hydropower projects in northern and eastern Sudan.

This means that there will be three dams constructed on the River Nile, one at the Dal Cataract, one at Kajbar in the Third Cataract, and one at Shereik in the Fifth Cataract. The fourth dam will be built on the Atbara River, the last tributary of the Nile. None of these dams is actually necessary given the existence of alternative sources for energy production.

None of these dams has the consent of the local population who will be the ones most affected by the dam implementations.

10. Support Peace in Sudan

Peace talks between the southern rebels and the government made substantial progress in 2003 and early 2004, although skirmishes in parts of the south have reportedly continued. The two sides have agreed that, following a final peace treaty, southern Sudan will enjoy autonomy for six years, and after the expiration of that period, the people of southern Sudan will be able to vote in a referendum on independence.

Furthermore, oil revenues will be divided equally between the government and rebels during the six-year interim period. The ability or willingness of the government to fulfil these promises has been questioned by some observers, however, and the status of three central and eastern provinces was a point of contention in the negotiations.

Some observers wondered whether hard line elements in the north would allow the treaty to proceed.

11. Support a Sudanese family

NM has been taken away, from custody of her father, by Social Services in Westminster Council in London.

This followed the illness of her mother a few years back. EM was assessed for three months to check if he will be a good father, following that he was offered the full resident status. NM was returned to custody of her father in 2003. Family was assessed every six months until 2008. NM did not do well in school, due to social instability and she was not supported enough by School. Based on this, and on some teenage and repelion of NM's brother and other issues, Social security has sought a court ruling to take NM back last year. EM is well known to Sudanese Community as being of good standing.

He wants his children to grow up with some Sudanese cultural core values without compromise of the British norms.

12. Stop the Fraudulent Elections in Sudan

The current situation in Sudan is extremely volatile. The Sudanese government violently cracked down on peaceful protesters on December 7 and 14, proving that it is unwilling to create the conditions for free and fair elections, currently scheduled for April 2010. If illegitimate elections are held, the entirety of Sudan – including Darfur - is likely to topple into renewed civil war.

Despite this obvious violation of basic freedoms, the U.S. has yet to impose genuine consequences on those obstructing peace in Sudan. If nothing changes before April, U.S. taxpayers will have spent nearly $100 million to support the election of an indicted war-criminal and legitimize the iron-fisted rule of one of the world’s most oppressive regimes.

President Obama promised consequences for Sudan if Khartoum did not meet benchmarks for peace — tell the White House that Sudan must feel real consequences for its actions NOW!

13. Stop the rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and arrest its leader Joseph Kony

Petition for the protection of those affected by the rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the arrest of its leader Joseph Kony

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is a rebel group originally from Uganda and formed over two decades ago to oppose the Ugandan government. Now the group has lost political focus and have turned into Africa's most lethal 'killing machine'. They are destabalizing the entire Central African region.

The LRA have spread to South Sudan, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. Atrocities include child abductions for the purpose of creating child soldiers and sex slaves, raping and killing and horrendous mutilations to instil fear on local civilians.

The LRA leader Jospeph Kony was given a Warrant of Arrest in 2005 by the International Criminal Court. He is still at large.

Currently the Ugandan army is receiving limited international support and it is the only official army aiming to end the LRA's tyranny.

International awareness needs to be raised on this issue. We therefore want the UK government to set an example for the international community by raising the issue of the LRA with other nations and to show support to governments of the region affected by LRA violence.

14. Stop Punishment of Women In Sudan for Dress Code Violations

A women is on trial in the Sudan for wearing pants, and faces public whipping for her "crime".

She faces 40 lashes for "indecent dressing". This is something we can do, help her and all women.

15. Thank the EU for Helping Eritrea

Thank EU For Helping Our Country Eritrea. We really are Happy and thank the EU For Helping Our Country Eritrea.

16. PEOPLE’S ARREST WARRANT For Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir

"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." - Martin Luther King Jr.

You are invited to read, sign and invite others to sign this People’s Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Loius Moreno Ocampo issued an indictment and has requested authority to issue an Arrest Warrant for Al-Bashir and still the international community drags its collective feet, wanting to continue failed negotiations after 5 years of impunity. Arguing that he is innocent of the charges and committed to peace in Darfur, President Bashir has demanded that the UN Security Council suspend the ICC case.

The Darfuri people have a different view. They want President Bashir to be held accountable for his crimes and they oppose any delay in justice. In July, a Darfuri woman at a refugee camp in Chad told a humanitarian relief worker that: "a delay will not be a chance for peace. It will be a chance for Bashir to kill more." The Kalma massacre is grim evidence of her prediction.

November 7, 2008 Sudanese and Americans stood together at a Vigil at the Sudan Embassy to say “Enough” to the attacks on Darfuri people in their villages, towns and in the camps, to say “Enough” to ineffective international Peace efforts. It’s time to support the ICC arrest of Omar Al-Bashir who is guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sign this People’s Arrest Warrant and help stop Bashir before he kills more.

It is our hope that this People’s Arrest Warrant will embolden the leaders of nations around the world to use their power to protect the people of Darfur and all Sudan and to stop protecting this well-known genocidaire.

17. Feed the Refugees!

The United Nations World Food Program announced that it will cut half its food supplies to the people of Darfur because of a lack of funds and relentless attacks on its convoys.

Millions of Darfuris depend on this food supply. Without it, they will be pushed even closer to the knife-sharp edge of starvation.

Inaction is not an option when so many lives are at stake.

Congress is preparing to vote on a bill that will significantly increase funding for humanitarian aid and peacekeeping in Darfur. Will you join me and send a message to your representative? The men, women, and children of Darfur cannot afford anymore delays.

Additional funding for Darfur can bring hope to the thousands who have weathered half a decade of genocide. It can provide peacekeepers with training and equipment to protect Darfuri civilians. It can deliver disaster and famine assistance to families desperately in need. And it can help the people of Sudan move towards democracy and determine their own path to peace.

We must meet our obligation to the people of Darfur. Congress has the purse strings. We have the voice.

After we have sent a message to your representative, please relay this message to your friends and family and ask them to join you.

Thank you for your help.

18. Gogrial Community for Peace and Development

We, the members of Gogrial community here in Melbourne convened a crisis meeting on the 5th of July 2008 to deplore the senseless outbreak of violence in our homeland. We strongly urge Warrap state government to stop this clan violence and restore security so as to facilitate economic development.

Interclan and intertribal strife has existed amongst our communities for generations. Such conflicts emanate from our pastoralist heritage.

Whilst we revere our cultural heritage, we believe the forces of modernization should weed out backward and uncivilized aspects of our interactions.

We have helplessly observed our time honored peaceful coexistence fades away while the government does nothing.

The ongoing Aguok-Apuk strife has continued to create havoc for helpless villagers since late 2004. While we might not speculate on the exact cause of this conflict, we will point out the devastating economic consequences brought about by this ridiculous fighting among ourselves.

According to UN reports, clan violence has led to food insecurity in Warrap and Northern Bar el ghazel since June- September 2006 planting season up to currently.

Recent upsurge in attack and reprisal attack between Aguok and Apuk clans has exacerbated the already dire economic and security situations. Our people have been pushed to the edge of destitution while the government is not doing enough to rescue the situation

We would also like to point out the general upsurge of intertribal conflicts in other areas within Warrap such as the Akok and Luanykoch clans in one hand and the Luach and Agar clans on the other hand.

19. Africans Support ICC Arrest Of Bashir

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Monday asked the court for an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, accusing him of running a campaign of genocide that has killed 35,000 people and forced 2.5 million to flee their homes in Sudan's western region.

His Janjaweed militia have also caused harm in Darfur and he has sponsored rebels to kill people in Chad and northern Uganda.However, Tanzania as current president of the African Union (AU) wants ICC to suspend it.

20. Make Poverty History in Sudan

Sudan, Darfur in particular needs to be helped. Mothers fathers children and the elderly are dying because of severe poverty.

21. Virginia Sudan Divestment

Whereas, the Sudanese government continues to commit the only genocide recognized by the United Nations and the United States Government while it is still occurring.

Whereas, 400,000 Darfurian civilians have died since 2003, 2.5 million have been displaced and atrocities are ongoing.

Whereas, some foreign corporations provide the funds for the Sudanese government to continue this genocide by supporting its oil, power, and mineral industries.

Whereas, the Commonwealth of Virginia invests in companies that aid and abet the genocidal practices of the Sudanese government.

Whereas, diplomatic efforts to stop genocide in the Sudan have failed.

22. Free Ali Hasaneen and Mobark Almahadi

التضامن مع الأستاذين علي محمود حسنين ومبارك الفاضل المهدي في معتقلهما في سجون حكومة الخرطوم

23. Save Darfur

In 2004 the U.S. Government called the atrocities in Darfur genocide...

...3 years later the killing continues.

-More than 450,000 innocent civilians are Dead

-2.5-3 Million are Displaced

-3.5 million depend on food aid

Women are being raped,
and Villages are being bombarded.

It is part of our responsibility as human beings to help these people and end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, & eastern Chad.

24. Protect Women and Girls from Sexual Violence in Darfur

As present and future health professionals whose work is devoted to promoting health and well-being, and guided by the ethical tenets of our profession and fundamental principles of human rights, we urgently call on all relevant authorities within the United States government to act on the behalf of women and girls of Darfur--thousands of whom have been sexually violated and raped when they left the relative security of the camps for refugees and the internally displaced to gather firewood and water, vital commodities.

The vast majority of these violent incidents are perpetrated by the Janjaweed militias, with the knowledge and support of the Sudanese Government (GOS).

Yet, in spite of denials and declarations to the contrary by the GOS, there is TOTAL immunity for these attackers: to date, not a single rape of a displaced Darfurian has been successfully prosecuted.

25. Help African Refugees in Australia

The Australian Government will not be accepting anymore African refugees until
July 2008. As stated by the United Nations High Commission for refugees,
Australia should be accepting refugees based on need for protection, not on
their ability to intergrate (or perceptions about their intergration) nor on the basis of religion, race or nationality.

Australia’s cut is working against our duty to demonstrate empathy, good will and patience. It is also contradicting the Human Rights Declaration which states that every person has a right to life, liberty and security. Africa needs our help - millions of people are stuck in refugee camps and our government is about to turn them away.

This petition is not just fighting for the rights of African refugees and the greater refugee community, but also fighting against the racial politics of our government. As worldly citizens we need to stand up for our people.

26. Release Mubarak ElMahdi

Mubarak Abdullahi ElFadel Elmahdi, Chairman of Umma Reform and Renewal Party was arrested from his house in Khartoum 14th on July 2007 by the National intelligence and Security Service. Also arrested was secretary general AbdelGaliel ElBasha and 15 retired military men.

Mr ElMahdi,a staunch advocate of democracy, was falsely accused of sabotage as a prelude to a coup d'etet. He is being held in solitary confinement and unsanitary conditions with poor food and without due regard to his failing health.He is feeling severely ill and is requesting medical treatment by his personal doctor but is being denied.A medical doctor he was trying to see before his detention testifies his deteriorating health condition.

Similarly Amnesty International has issued a circular to its members requesting them to come to the support of Mr Mubarak ElMahdi and his colleagues.

27. Convince Chinese President Hu Jintao to Watch Sudan

China and Sudan have been known in the past to have strong political ties.

We must convince President Hu Jintao to hold the Sudanese government to their commitments to the UN/AU Peacekeeping deployment.

28. No-Fly Zone to Protect Families in Darfur

In the past four years, 400,000 people in Darfur, Sudan have been killed by their own government. Millions more need our help. Government sponsored troops massacre civilians, rape girls, and shoot children for sport. But now, a growing number of activists around the world are demanding world leaders take action to end the killing.

Darfur is a region in western Sudan, an eastern African country half the size of the United States.

Ethnic African rebel groups in Darfur launched a war for independence, citing a lack of life saving government funds in the region. President Omar Al-Bashir responded with a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing against civilians. He has used proxy militia groups to torch whole cities, rape and kill thousands of women and children. The violence continues today.

A No-Fly Zone could stop the violence.
The United States ran a No-Fly Zone in Iraq after the first Gulf War. A NATO implemented No-Fly Zone ended the violence Kosovo. We can do the same in Darfur. But we need your help. President Bush is already considering a No-Fly Zone as part of his "Plan B" package.

Please take 20 seconds to sign our petition and urge the White House to take action.

29. Boycott Corporate Sponsors of 2008 Olympics & Save Darfur

China has its largest oil holdings in the Sudan region. China is also the Sudan's largest supplier of arms. The Sudanese government has implemented genocide in the Darfur & Chad regions, affecting millions of people. Already the body count is over 500,000, with women, men & children being brutally tortured and killed.

The U.N. has been unsuccessful in getting peacekeepers into the Darfur region as the Sudanese government has been blocking such access.

The 2008 Olympics will be hosted by China. One way we can help end this crisis in Darfur & Chad is to let China--and the world--know that enough is enough. McDonalds, Johnson & Johnson, GE, & Coca Cola are all major corporate sponsors of the 2008 Olympics. Steven Spielberg will be the public figure opening and closing these Olympics.

They need to step up to the plate, pull out of the Olympics until China stops supplying arms and starts to put pressure on the Sudanese government to end the genocide in Darfur.

30. Send Aid to Darfur!

The Darfur conflict is an ongoing armed conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, a militia group recruited from the tribes of the Abbala Rizeigat (Bedouin Arabs), and the non-Baggara people (mostly land-tilling tribes) of the region.

The Sudanese government, while publicly denying that it supports the Janjaweed, has provided money and assistance and has participated in joint attacks with the group, systematically targeting the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups in Darfur. The conflict began in July 2003. Unlike in the Second Sudanese Civil War, which was fought between the primarily Muslim north and Christian and Animist south, in Darfur most of the residents are Muslim, as are the Janjaweed.

After fighting worsened in July and August 2006, on August 31, 2006, the United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 1706 which called for a new 17,300-troop UN peacekeeping force to supplant or supplement a poorly funded, ill-equipped 7,000-troop African Union Mission in Sudan peacekeeping force. Sudan strongly objected to the resolution and said that it would see the UN forces in the region as foreign invaders. The next day, the Sudanese military launched a major offensive in the region. (See New proposed UN peacekeeping force)

Estimated number of deaths in the conflict vary widely. According to Sudan's government, 9,000 people have been killed; most NGOs use 200,000 to over 400,000, a figure from the Coalition for International Justice that has since been cited by the United Nations. As many as 2.5 million are thought to have been displaced as of October 2006.[3] (See Counting deaths section, below) The mass media once described the conflict as both "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide," and now do so without hesitation. The some in the United States government has described it as genocide, although the United Nations has declined to do so.

In March 2007 the U.N. mission accused Sudan's government of orchestrating and taking part in "gross violations" in Darfur and called for urgent international action to protect civilians there. Not much action has taken place.