Week of silence for sisters & families lost aboard 752. What next? 'Dismantle a malignant global patriarch'
“The loss of 176 souls aboard Ukraine Airlines (UIA) Flight 752 brought down by malign acts of the White House must be remembered by devoting effort to protecting the right to life and eradicating willful killers.”
“It is right and just that there be no forgetting the loss of 176 souls aboard Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight 752… …Looking at each beloved person from the infants to the seniors, it is easily seen how each and every soul was deeply loved and that the emotional devastation will span all the world’s borders and be carried forever in the hearts of countless thousands of parents, siblings, partners and children, friends and extended families…
…To pay forward the wholesomeness of these lives, civil society must be resolved to fight in the names of those lost on 752, mostly students, humanity’s future, more than ever for the protection of Middle East human life and for the absolute safety of women and children around the world.
“Everyone aboard Flight 752 was a sister’s child.”—the CEO of The RINJ Foundation
Among the souls lost aboard Ukrainian Airlines flight 752 were more than a dozen female members of the global women’s group, The RINJ Foundation. At least one Canadian doctoral candidate student worked on Canadian indigenous rights in concert with The RINJ Foundation.
According to Michele Francis of The RINJ Foundation, the women’s civil society group has been deeply embedded in the Middle East in both Persian and Sunni communities across several nations.
“The damage done to our monitoring of Shia women wrongly imprisoned in the Middle East is a devastating blow. The sudden silencing of young voices for peace and for human rights within academia is shattering to an extent the world has yet to realize,” she added.
“Losing so many dozens of brilliant humanitarians without borders who with an abiding religious and gender equality loved their lives, loved humanity, embraced Mother Earth and all her troubles, adored their families and their freedoms—it’s crushing me and all my sisters,” notes a crestfallen Michele Francis.
“Guilt for this crime against humanity rests on the patriarch led by the psychopath in the White House, Donald John Trump,” said the Board of Directors of the RINJ women’s group in a statement responding to FPMag questions .
“Regardless of what justice there is for Trump in this life, the patriarch that gives this conduct impunity must be dismantled,” says RINJ‘s Katie Alsop who is often attributed by the group as being the succinct voice of wisdom.
“As 330 million Americans screamed at each other over partisan politics and presidential impeachment; as Vladimir Putin rejoiced in the isolation of imploding America; Putin planned his PEXIT, most of our world celebrated the start of the third decade of the 21st Century. Nobody expected a series of mass murders of Iraqi and Iranian officials by America in Iraq and Yemen,” says RINJ‘s Katie Alsop
“What next? Iranians are not guilty of this horrible accident. It is circumstantially on Donald Trump. What next? Iran can join civil society campaigning for ending the denial of women’s rights (human rights) in the Middle East and enhancing the safety of families”, notes the feminist leader.
“The safety of women, children, and their families in the Middle East is morbidly afflicted by a malignant and interfering global (allegedly but certainly not “Christian“) patriarch that must be dismantled. Tehran and Riyadh should both be in agreement. It’s a basis for future peace.”
“Agreed that America and its bizarre and invasive trespassing coalition must depart the nations where it is officially unwanted.”
A heartful suggestion is advanced that Tehran release Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert serving a 10-year sentence in Iran for allegedly & single-handedly plotting Tehran’s overthrow. She was tried by the state, not by a jury of her peers, and without any legal representation.
Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert is an accomplished humanitarian with extraordinary credentials within academia.
“This always rattles the authoritarian misogynistic government of Iran in Tehran,” says Karinna Angeles of The RINJ Foundation.
The pictures and their stories. ‘What next?’
Michele Francis of the RINJ Foundation asks rhetorically, “Are these women-prisoners truly plotters intending to overthrow Iran’s government? It cannot be much of a government if that is the case. Surely this is a mistake that can be repaired by freeing those persons wrongfully imprisoned by the Rouhani government. In the alternative, more tragedy is beckoned.”
She continued saying, “A greater condemnation of Tehran’s chaotic rule is how easily the psychopath in the U.S. White House with a dozen murders in Baghdad and Sana’a on 3 January, Donald Trump scared clearly scantily trained Iranian service members of Iranian artillery batteries to such an extent that an air defence battery shot down Ukrainian AIrlines flight 752 killing a large number of Iranians and Canadians among others.”
“Before the human rights fiasco gets worse,” the human rights activist added in an email exchange, “Tehran must release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe serving a bogus 5-year sentence, issued without fair trial, for allegedly and single-handedly plotting Tehran’s overthrow.”
The human right to life is under attack by Saudi Arabia as well.
Not just Iran but its apparent rival Saudi Arabia is persecuting strong women who threaten the apparently incompetent patriarch led by people like Mohammad bin Salman. MBS also must free former University of British Columbia student (Canada) Loujain Alhathloul (dob 31 July 1989) Photo By Submitted – via OTRS system, CC BY-SA 4.0 She is in al-Ha’ir Prison.
Read: Urging for the release of Human Rights Defenders
Free Aziza al-Yousef . Possibly still in Dhahban Central Prison, meet another genuine hero and human rights defender. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons: Joodymuhd
List of Human Rights Defenders The RINJ Foundation, a woman’s rights Civil Society Group Wants Released in the Middle East:
- Abdullah Al Malki, academic and citizen-journalist
- Abdulaziz Meshaal
- Alaa Brinji, journalist for Al-Sharq, El Bilad and Okaz
- Ali Al Omari, founder of the 4Shabab TV channel
- Aziza al-Yousef, female human rights defender
- Eman al Nafjan, women’s rights activist, founder of the Saudi Woman blog is a school teacher and later a university teaching assistant. She earned a master’s degree in teaching English as a foreign language from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She then taught pre-med English at a university. She was working towards a PhD in linguistics. She was detained by Saudi authorities in May 2018
- Essam Al Zamil, economist and citizen-journalist
- Fadhel al Manafes, a citizen-journalist and human rights defender
- Hatoon al-Fassi was an associate professor of women’s history at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, where she was employed since 1989 and at the International Affairs Department at Qatar University. Al-Fassi claims from her research into the pre-Islamic Arabian kingdom of Nabataea that women in the kingdom had more independence than women in modern Saudi Arabia. She was arrested in June 2018 for believing this.
- Ibrahim al-Modaimeegh
- Israa al-Ghomgham, human rights defender, columnist, citizen journalist, blogger
- Jamil Farsi, businessman and columnist for several Saudi newspapers, including Okaz; much followed on Twitter
- Loujain al-Hathloul, female human rights defender
- Malek al Ahmad, editor of several media outlets, founder of Al Mohayed (“The Neutral One“)
- Mayya al-Zahrani was reportedly arrested on Saturday, hours after posting comments online on the arrest of fellow activist Nouf Abdulaziz
- Mohammed Saud al Bishar, reporter and columnist, including for the Saudi newspaper Twasul
- Nassema al Sadah, women’s rights activist and columnist
- Nazir al Majid, writer and journalist for various media including Al Hayat et Al Sharq
- Nouf Abdelaziz al Jerawi, journalist, blogger and activist
- Raif Badawi, blogger, founder of the Saudi Liberal Network (an online forum)
- Saleh al Shehi, journalist with Al Watan
- #HearMeToo: Samar Badawi, is an extraordinary and internationally recognized human rights defender. She was arrested by the Saudi authorities again. Canada’s request for her immediate release sparked a major diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
- Salman al Awdah, reformist preacher and blogger with many followers
- Waleed Abu al Khair, founder of the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia