[Imc-london] Please could Indymedia come and cover the event on the 18th May.
tjmartinx at gmail.com
Mon May 16 09:20:44 PDT 2011
We would like you to cover the event, I was wondering if Mark is still
working with you if so hopefully he can come.
Deborah Leng (International Model and Roger Taylors former patner) is going
to come and support the launch of the Global appeal to the UN. The petition
is already supported by MIA, Brian May, Massive Attack and Bianca Jagger and
there are many others which we are approaching that have supported our
appeals in the past.
We can ask the SC directly for an investigation but we believe we should
first try and get the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on board (who once
shamefully supported SL but were perhaps unaware of the severity of the
abuses) and get them to request the SC to initiate an investigation. To help
pressure the members of the HRC, we are launching our Global celebrity
backed petition addressed to all of the present members calling upon them to
propose and pass a motion requesting the SC to initiate an investigation.
The text bellow is the appeal petition and this will be printed on a scroll
which will be signed by all the celebrities. The appeal will also go online
on Wednesday the 18th May.
*The recent UN's Secretary General's Advisory Panel of Experts report on
Accountability in Sri Lanka clearly indicates that there is strong evidence
that violations of human rights and international law took place in the
end period of the Sri Lankan military offensive up to May 2009. The
Secretary General has stated that it is the UN Security Council that must
decide upon what action should be taken as a result of its findings. We the
undersigned therefore call upon you (as a Human Rights Council member) to
propose and support a motion to the Security Council asking that they
establish an independent international mechanism as recommended by said
Should that motion be passed and/or a SC vote takes place that supports an
investigation and as a result evidence is then unearthed which shows that
war crimes definitely took place (we believe enough evidence is already in
the public domain e.g. via C4) then the second, later demand must be that
the Security Council *engages the International Criminal Court (ICC)* to
Please call me if you need any further info.
Director Act Now
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