#FreeAasia GMA Twitterstorm

 

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Suggested Tweets for #FreeAasia

We urge #Pakistan Supreme Court to end years long oppression of a mother falsely accused of #blasphemy #FreeAasia

Blasphemy laws are instrument of oppression and persecution #FreeAasia

Minorities’ rights are abused through blasphemy laws #FreeAasia

#FreeAasia We urge President #MamnoonHussain for clemency

#FreeAasia: Pakistan blasphemy laws are routinely used to settle personal scores @MaryamNSharif

GMA calls for religious freedom in Pakistan where minorities are a soft target @USCIRF @Razarumi @UKParlJCHR @FreedomDeclared

No mother in the world should ever be condemned to live behind bars over unsubstantiated charges of blasphemy #FreeAasia

#FreeAasia mother booked for blasphemy over drinking a glass of water from same cup as Muslim worker

Poor Christian mother languish in prison over false blasphemy case since 2009.

Will there be access to justice for blasphemy related cases in Pakistan #FreeAasia

Freedom for #FreeAasia

We urge International community to pressure Pakistan for the release of poor mother on death row #FreeAasia

#No one should be denied right to life over false case of #Blasphemy

No mother should be separated from her family over false case #FreeAasia

We call for rule of law and equality for all citizens in #Pakistan #Blasphemy #Justice

Will you stand for Aasia Bibi? A mother on death row in Pakistan over blasphemy?

Dedicate a tweet for a Christian mother on death row in Pakistan?

Why is justice a thing of past for minorities, a double jeopardy for all minorities in Pakistan?

Join us and raise a voice against the widespread misuse of Pakistan blasphemy laws #FreeAasia

Our GMA song dedicated to highlight the plight of #AasiaBibi can be listened via this link

Late UK MP Jo Cox: The best of Humanity

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The recent murder of a British Member of Parliament, Jo Cox is a horrendous reminder of what politics of hate, violence, and indifference can do to those who pledge their lives for the public services and those who stand up to make difference in the lives of their fellow beings.

As Britain has witnessed its first assassination of an MP in more than 20 year, tributes from all across the world have poured in ever since. Mrs Cox was attacked in her own constituency when a man with mental illness shot and stabbed Cox on a West Yorkshire Street. The man is said to have his allegiance with far right group, Britain First. The Labour MP has been a lifelong champion of human rights, equality and social justice.

She will be remembered for all involvement with charitable causes as well as her work with the refugees as she became a powerful advocate of human rights such as to resettle more migrants and to provide  sanctuary to those fleeing war and persecution. As mentioned in a tribute  by Mrs Cox’s Sister Kim Leadbeater said that her sister was ‘perfect’ and ‘genuinely made difference’ in the community she worked with.

Earlier today in a memorial service she was remembered as ‘a 21st century good Samaritan’

Global Minorities Alliance remembers the services of this wonderful human being who loved humanity regardless of its colour, creed and background.

Mrs Cox left us with a legacy to confront hate, bigotry, intolerance and promote justice, peace and equality in all its shape and form is the challenge

Our heartfelt condolence to Jo’s husband, family and friends who have lost a loving wife, a caring mother, daughter, friend and above all a human being which worked tirelessly to make a difference in someone’s life.

 

 

Bangladesh under Blasphemy Law: Witnessing Horror in Father’s Dream Land

By: Rumana Hashem

Waking up at four o’ clock in the morning to the horrific news of appalling murders of freethinkers and culture-minded citizens in the hands of fanatics at home is not a new phenomenon for many Diaspora Bangladeshis for the last few years.  The grim events that began in early 2013 turned out to be a systematic terror attack on all secularists in Bangladesh. Regardless of atheist, non-atheist, activist, blogger, academic, devotee, left and liberal writers, students, University teacher, publisher, harmonious LGBT rights activists, of Muslim and Hindu background, every free thinker and believer of secularism has been living under blasphemy and death threats in a so called independent nation-state, namely Bangladesh. The year 2015 was a nightmare while the year 2016 takes us to even more disturbing episodes of double-murders of harmonious rights activists in residence in a supposedly secular state.

On Saturday the 23rd April, my mobile beeped at four a.m. GMT to wake me up with a shocking message that assailants were able to cut the throat of a peace-loving Professor at broad day light in the publicly accessible street in Rajshahi, a town was previously known as relatively secular and progressive, in north Bangladesh.  Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique was killed one day after Friday when a Hindu-devotee was murdered at Tungipara.  Additionally we have heard about three more brutal murders, including the double-murders of two harmonious LGBT rights activists and a retired prison guard who were killed in similar violent fashion by organised fanatics within two days in the capital city. As if this was not enough, a report in the daily Kaler Kontho revealed that there were nearly 1500 murders in the last four months that went uncovered by national and international media.

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