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Society & Culture  (tags: Afghanistan, rape, human rights, police, justice, Avaaz )

- 2114 days ago -
18 year-old Lal Bibi was kidnapped, raped, tortured and chained to a wall for five days by a gang of powerful Afghan police officers. But she stood up to do what women in Afghanistan are told not to -- she is fighting back, and together we can help her.

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Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 12:29 pm

I am so utterly SICK of this type of injustice.

Please join me in helping this victim!!


Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 12:41 pm
Of course I signed. Thanks for posting.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 12:59 pm
Immediately signed and FBed, thx so much for posting Carole. Hope her life can be saved!
I am a paying member of Avaaz and cannot understand why I have not received this alert...

Emma S (239)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 1:33 pm
Signed. Absolutely. Thank you, Carole.

Cher C (1430)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 1:35 pm

Absolutely signed!

Thnx for posting sweetie!


Bette M (91)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 1:48 pm
Signed & noted.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 1:50 pm
Thanks for joining the campaign to support Lal Bibi's call for justice. We have until this weekend's meeting to build a groundswell of support for her and all Afghan women -- the more of us join, the stronger our call becomes.

Thanks for posting Carol.

. (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 1:52 pm
We are going to sink billions of dollars into a country that is so politically, socially, economically chocked by Muslim extremists, even the police know they have free will to do what they want.
When is this administration going to wake up and realize unless you level the entire country, and rebuild it anew, there will never be justice in this horrible land.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 1:52 pm
signed and shared,thanx

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:15 pm

Yeah, Angie. This has happened to me as well.

(Then, the next day, I received the notice.)

Love you, girl!


Dee C (229)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:20 pm
Its absolutely horrible how they could do this..

Thanks for posting this Carole..

Nancy M (197)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:26 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Just Carole.

Patricia C (852)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:36 pm
This is an extremely important issue! Glad to sign! Thanks for posting Carole!!

SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:46 pm
Thank you *C*. Of course I signed and ALSO outraged I haven't received this!

"Thank you for helping bring Lal Bibi's attackers to justice!"


Richard Zane Smith (81)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:46 pm
(SIGNED) this kind of brutality is about as close to raw evil as anyone can get.
such perpetrators are VERY sick!!!!!
thanks for filling us in Carole

SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:48 pm
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.

Pat B (356)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:57 pm
Thank you, Carole for this. DEFINITELY signed!!! Passing on as well.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:01 pm

Ya know . . . I'm not a big one for interfering with other countries' beliefs/religions/perceptions . . .

BUT THIS IS AN INHERENT HUMAN RIGHT (to be respected and to be allowed to live without being violated -- and worse -- to feel shamed after being victimized)!

Unbelievably cruel.

Anyone, with even an ounce of compassion, should protest this.


Susan L (150)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:04 pm
Of course, I am proud to sign this - and I will share on FB as well.

"As a Rape victim in Afghanistan, Lal Bibi has been "dishonoured" and will kill herself (required by deep cultural mandates) to regain her dignity" How absolutely disgusting!! The rapist(s) THEN should be tried for Murder! Anyone who is not outraged by this should live in their OWN Hell, to know what the victims of rape suffer through their lives.

Terry King (113)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:32 pm

Anne T (180)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:36 pm
Noted, signed and shared! :)

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:40 pm
Signed , shame on the police !!!

Michael C (217)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:49 pm
Noted, and signed...

Phyllis P (237)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:49 pm
You KNOW I signed!!! Thanks for posting.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:56 pm
Done. Thanks Carole.

Henriette M (154)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:07 pm
Signed, Thanks Carole & forwarding as well to my friends.

Patricia E G (53)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:14 pm
Today, as we Americans gather to celebrate our diligent battles against
England for our Freedom it is so easy to overlook the atrocities of the rest of the World.
The Woman of the Middle East still suffer indignities of Lawless and Uncivilized abuses of authoritive men.
In unity of Sisterhood we should stand as one to bring them ALL to Freedom.

Susan V (80)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:23 pm
Signed and OUTRAGED ---Thanks Susan

Also I am looking more into police brutality in America, and it also seems to be sexist (though not to the extremes of Afghanistan, which is beyond horrendous).

. (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:26 pm
Signed and Noted.

Barb K (1686)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:40 pm
Sooooooooo Signed and TOTALLY DISGUSTED!! These FILTHY 'MEN' think they have the right to do whatever they damn well please with 'their women'!! Some 'men' are ANIMALS!! TY C.!!

Ekeim Teeuwisse (147)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:53 pm
noted, signed, shared.
so depressing...when will it ever change ?

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:56 pm
Words cannot express my anger and I better keep them to myself. UNBELIEVABLE! Thanks C

Naoko i (264)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 5:01 pm
Of course signed. Will share on FB.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 5:21 pm
Thanks for joining the campaign to support Lal Bibi's call for justice. We have until this weekend's meeting to build a groundswell of support for her and all Afghan women -- the more of us join, the stronger our call becomes.
Thanks *C*

Jeannette A (137)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 5:21 pm
2 of us signed.... & noted. This is the kind of actions that will destroy humanity if we let it.

Veronica C (24)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 5:53 pm
She is very brave. I don't know how anyone lives with that.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:01 pm
Already signed the Aavaz petition, TU Carole; also have signed Susan's TU

Victoria L (13)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:07 pm
Noted and signed.

Sue McGuey (106)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:09 pm
Noted & signed! Posted on Facebook!~

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:19 pm
Taken note and signed.

Constance F (418)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:39 pm
Signed ! Thank you for posting, to Henriette for sending.
Thanks for joining the campaign to support Lal Bibi's call for justice

Dusty Debandi (113)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:40 pm
I am just sickened to the pit of my stomach when I hear of stories such as this...even more so, when the one's who are doing the victimazation are those with whom people are suppossed to place their trust in such as police, clergy, etc. This is such a tragedy and I am proud that she is standing up to these men who committed this crime against her and I pray that the courts respect just how difficult this is for her and that they throw the book at them so-called police who abused their power. My prayers are also with her that she will succeed in her cause, that she will find a way to worth thru this, that she has a strong support system and that NO harm come to her as a result of "Outting" these police officers who did this to this young beautiful women. I do not know if she was married or not but I do know that in their culture they are considered to be "Untouchables" and not marriage material if they have had sex before marriage and it doesn't matter if it was rape or not.
I have signed the petition, will post it on facebook and forward onward.
Let there be true justice for this women and her family.

Sandi C (99)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:42 pm

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:55 pm

I agree, Dusty.

Although I'm trying not to, my mind keeps imagining the atrocities (and physical damage) this young girl must have suffered under these conditions of total control and abandoned senses of conscience, pity and regard for humanity.


Jim P (3257)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:07 pm
Avaaz Petition signed.

I am thoroughly disgusted in a "cultural bias" where women are raped, even by the police, that the women must
kill themselves because they have been "dishonored". That is so b...s...!

The justice system, in Afghanistan and in other countries, must come forth into the 21st century.


Ty, "C".

Elle B (84)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:10 pm
Signed ~ Thank-you Carole. So tired of this sick old nonsense.

What does this? Not who...WHAT... mutation...spontaneous...self-induced...viral...mutagens...ancient astroid hits...who knows but is it harmful...probably lethal...and definitely a "species problem."

"The images were graphic and unsettling and unconscionable. These atrocious acts must stop, and they must stop now." ―James Hawthorne

"Why are sex and violence always linked? I'm afraid they'll blur together in people's minds - sexandviolence - until we can't tell them apart. I expect to hear a newscaster say, "The mob became unruly and the police were forced to resort to sex." ~Dick Cavett, 1978

“Our incredible bewilderment (wilderness separation) blinds us from seeing that our many personal and global problems primarily result from our assault of and separation from the natural creation process within and around us. Our estrangement from nature leaves us wanting,and when we want there is never enough. Our insatiable wanting is called greed. It is a major source of our destructive dependencies and violence.” ― Michael J. Cohen

"I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could." ―Mohandas K. Gandhi


Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:13 pm

Virginia Esquer (8)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:15 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:22 pm
Signed this morning

Jelica R (144)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:41 pm
A couple of months ago, Avaaz opened Community Petitions site where anyone can start their own campaign. If a campaign gets enough signatures, Avaaz will endorse it, and inform community via e-mail.

More Avaaz Petitions HERE

Evelyn Z (300)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:43 pm
Noted & of course SIGNED. Thanks Carole

Dusty Debandi (113)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:43 pm
Zhi J. = Why is it that you are so insensitive that you think that it is okay to take a story that is written about a brutal rape of a women by the police and use that story to advertise your products. I would NEVER purchase ANYTHING FROM YOU because of the fact that you have no respect for anyone and are a self-centered, self-seeking person who thinks it is all about YOU. I have seen you posting on everyone's stories and you are just rude, rude, rude. I have flagged you and resported you to care2.

James W (257)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:46 pm
Thank you for helping bring Lal Bibi's attackers to justice Noted thanks C

Jelica R (144)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:59 pm
Lal Bibi is very brave to stand against her rapists. And bravo to her family for raising such an extraordinary young woman and even more for standing by her in her plea for justice.

Off-topic; Allan, you do realize that "...level the entire country..." means that Ms. Bibi and her brave family would not be excluded from their country's fate, don't you? Is this a way to do the right thing?

(I abhor "big brush painting".)

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 8:27 pm
Signed with great thanks Carole for all you do
These women need a champion and they have one in you

Susanne R (234)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 8:29 pm
Is this as confusing to the males in Afghanistan as it is to any sane person in most parts of the world? A group of Afghan police officers raped an innocent young woman. Unless these men are brought to justice, the young woman will kill herself because she has been "dishonored," and, evidently, so has her family. I've read of many instances where male family members will kill a female family member who has been dishonored, so if she doesn't kill herself, the very people who should be outraged by what happened to her might just do it for her. What sense does this make?

These ignorant men have been hiding behind an ancient culture and a bigoted and self-serving interpretation of their religion long enough. People who hide are very often cowards and their victims are usually weaker than they are. What a pitiful situation the women of many Middle East and South Asian countries are in!

Signed and noted! Thank you, Carole, for posting this very important petition!

Wednesday July 4, 2012, 8:37 pm
Signed! Thanks.

Susan L (150)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 8:38 pm
Thank you for your comment, Jelica! On behalf of myself and others who also abhor "big brush painting" as you put it, (so kindly). I am amazed at how some people can be so foolish as to think that "nobody will know" their TRUE intent when they use an article about something as obscene as this young girl had to endure, as an excuse to present their own prejudice and hatred toward people of different races or cultures, or "whatever". I can't begin to pretend that those small minds have anything relevant to say.

Marie W (67)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 9:28 pm
Women arise. signed

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 9:39 pm
Why do men like to beable to treat women as if they have no feelings reading things like this makes me just want to scream idiot'sl some things as humans we do not do even if the laws or you can.this tells me that men such as these have no respect for there mothers which is very sad.

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 9:46 pm
Having been dramatically altered for the rest of my life by this being visited upon both myself, family and friends, many whom were still "girls" when this happened. i can but applaud Lal Bibi for her courage.
She, just as with many women who pursue this, are not thinking only of justice for themselves, but for that of others...those yet to walk in their footsteps in the fervent hope that they won't have to.

Truth be told much of the time it would be easier to keep quiet and tuck it away if it where only to benefit yourself.
Offering of yourself for the justice and protection of others takes true courage, and sometimes we only find it when we aren't looking for it. 1love

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:40 pm
Honest policemen are few.

Sandra M Z (114)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 11:02 pm
Probably these crimes have been commonplace over so many years. It's good that the Internet and many groups are getting the word out so women worldwide need not suffer these atrocities anymore.

U know I signed and noted, that you Just:).

Ben O (172)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:51 am
Signed. I don't know what to say...
60,511 have signed. Help us get to 100,000

Ben O (172)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:23 am
If I may add: -I am indeed grateful for not being a woman in Afghanistan!
Here's a report from Human Rights Watch:
"The Imprisonment of Women and Girls for “Moral Crimes” in Afghanistan" (March 2012)

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:49 am
Definitly signed,thanks for posting "C".

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:23 am
Signed, hope those police bastard will get some hard punishment! I feel sorry for the girl, it's hard to being a woman in Afghanistan.

Marty H (119)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:32 am
Signed of course! Thanks!

Joy Wong (103)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:41 am
Noted and signed.

Kimberly B (89)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 4:38 am
Signed & noted, thank you Carole.

. (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:04 am

Kenneth L (314)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:39 am
Human rights violations and all acts of injustice need to be corrected, and this is true regardless of what religious persuasion or ethnicity or gender of perpetrators or victims, essentially, everything stated in detail in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:19 am
I couldn't jump fast enough to sign this. The lowly minds of men behind the badge. Shame on them. Let them Bast**Ds rape themselves and leave the WOMEN alone. Women are Human and have right and say so over their own body and should be give respect to the Highest. Would they do that to The Virgin Mary? Where I live, if a Policeman breaks the law like this, leaving no slack, he goes to prision like everyone else.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:22 am
Huge Giant Bear Hug for this Just C. as this is a HIGHLY IMPORTANT issue. Cyber Golden Star to you as you deserve more for all that you do.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:29 am
I'm with you Carole! I too am tired and continuously angered by the unjust treatment of women all over the world. Happily noted and signed!

It seems to me that sending 4 billion to Afghanistan can be better spent helping protect and defend victims like this poor woman.

Mary P (157)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:37 am
Thanks Carol. These sic men should be arrested, imprisoned for life and the keys thrown away. They should never be allowed to walk the earth, freely again! They are devoid of any decency, moral values and good principles! These men are pure evil Period!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:56 am

Joe R (190)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:05 am
Signed and noted.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 8:03 am
Signed. Thanks.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 8:41 am
Noted and Signed :-0 Thanx Just )

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 9:14 am

127,431 have signed. Help us get to 500,000!

(Good work, my friends.)


. (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 9:58 am
Thanks Carol. This is utterly sickening. These men need to be brought to justice and pay for what they've done to this poor girl. IIt's time to this and all parts of the world to understand these crimes cannot go unanswered and unaddressed.

MmAway M (505)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:07 am
Thank you Dear Carole for posting this. No fit words. Signed of Course and gotta also thank Henriette for the forward!

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:15 am
Thanks for joining the campaign to support Lal Bibi's call for justice. We have until this weekend's meeting to build a groundswell of support for her and all Afghan women -- the more of us join, the stronger our call becomes.

140,405 have signed. Help us get to 500,000

Why is it the victim, that was kidnapped, meaning taken against her will, be the one to kill herself. Those who raped and tortured her should "save face" and do away with themselves. Is the trouble with the way it is set up the men get to get away with their brute ways for it's almost impossible to get a conviction onto them, and as it is the police themselves she is standing up against huge odds.

She has taken a bold step, one that just might save her life, in any case she knows she is a dead woman if she does not do so and win. She may give other women the courage to also stand up against their norm and instead of quietly going off to kill themselves to at least make an attempt to stand up to these thugs. More of the men need to start taking a stand on this, I'm sure not all of them want to continue this practice. As with all cultures not all agree with the things the way they are.

Perhaps this woman will be the proverbial straw that broke the camels back and push more of the Afghan people into activism for their own Country. However we need to get out of there, so the people can focus on their own affairs. Maybe if they didn't have to worry about soldiers from another Country they could fix their own problems. We would do better to use the money to be supportive to their human rights work and help them with schools for all students, as education brings with it enlightment, rather than with bombs and bullets.

I will also forward, as we must get the signatures they are needing if not more. I hope our efforts will save this girls life and be a beginning to saving more women like her. Thanks Carole for doing your part, you seldom post anymore, so I know this one struck deep.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:16 am
Absolutely signed and also shared with my followers on twitter, thanks for posting Carole.

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:25 am

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:33 am

Yes, Sheryl . . .

Using your own words, when I read about this barbaric lack of humanity and compassion (after having read so many other similar stories), it was "the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back."


divergent revolution (309)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:57 am
nothing worse than the abuse of power. What a horrendous situation when the people who you should be able to count on in times of trouble turn out to be the worst of all.

. (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 11:32 am

Debra meade (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 12:44 pm
It was an unconscionable and vile act which Lal Bibi had to endure.To think that she was strong enough to endure this torture and that she potentially may have to kill herself to retreive her honor is barbaric. I hope that these animals are brought to justice.

Debra meade (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 12:48 pm
It was an unconscionable and vile act which Lil BIbi had to endure. To think that she was strong enough to live through this torture and then to have to kill herself to retreive her honor is barbaric. I hope these animals are brought to justice.

Sharon F (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:01 pm
Disgusting! A bouquet of dried thistles to the creepy abusers. What good did the US military do during all those years in Afghan?? We did not get our moneys worth, did we!

Latonya W (82)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:19 pm
damn pigsssssssssss..its such a shame Its scary and its mean and they have to pay

Dusty Debandi (113)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:52 pm

Dusty Debandi (113)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:54 pm
Sorry, the above statement might have been out of line but I am just sick and tired of reading every single frickin day about some man or men raping women.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:02 pm
Thanks for joining the campaign to support Lal Bibi's call for justice.
Noted and signed.Shared on facebook and tweeted. Thanks Carole for this post. Highly appreciated.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:09 pm
Already signed. Let's hope justice will be served.

Irene M (18)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:24 pm
Signed. Thank you Carole.

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:16 pm
Signed and noted--thanks for posting this Just!

Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:17 pm
Signed. Thanks Carole

Vicky P (476)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:42 pm
Signed and noted, I feel so sad for these women..

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 4:15 pm
U.S. style law enforcement has taken hold I see...
TY Carole

Barbara D (70)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:16 pm
A loathsome situation, and loathsome system. Thanks for broadcasting this, *C*.

Robert O (12)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:52 pm
Makes me sick to the core! Petition signed. Thanks Carole.

P.S. Spam reported

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:26 pm
Signed & noted. Much thanks, Carole.

David C (139)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:54 pm

Sacred Space (39)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 9:17 pm
Signed, noted. Thank you.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 9:23 pm
Noted and signed.

Patricia E G (53)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:29 am
This petition has generated alot of replies.
I would like to thank all members for participating.
Particularly our sophisticated C2 male members who have signed the Avaaz
petition in support of Lal Bibi.


Alicia V (181)
Friday July 6, 2012, 3:41 am
Signed. Thanks

Ludger W (71)
Friday July 6, 2012, 4:17 am
noted, signed, ty

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:15 am
Death penalty is the punishment of rapists in Islam and thus rapists in this Islamic country must receive death penalty.

Caitlin M (104)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:26 am
I agree with your July 4, 2012, 3:01 pm statement, Carole. How people can be so evil is a sick "side-effect" of their religious beliefs, apparently. I believe people have a right to believe whatever they want until their beliefs infringe upon and/or harm another person. That is not OK. I personally think that all religions do more harm than good because they tend to set up an "I'm right; you're wrong" dynamic. That kind of thinking does not lead to compassion and cooperation amongst all humans, who really do have much more in common than we do difference. Let's learn to celebrate our humanness, rather than our "rightness." Thanks for posting, my dear... and of course I signed.

Nancy C (806)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:36 am

Lori Mabry (18)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:45 am
I t makes me so angry that these women will have to live with the terror of being raped for the rest of their lives.I believe the punishment should fit the crime....It needs to be made clear in all societies that rape is not okay and you will be held accountable know matter who you are.

. (1)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:50 am
Noted and signed.. Thank you Carol.

Ben O (172)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:43 am
430,600 have signed. Help us get to 500,000!
Thank You!

Azaima A (207)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:51 am
signed, thanks

Sarah D (0)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:04 pm

Vallee R (280)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:07 pm
N & S - this happens too many places too often!

John B (185)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:38 pm
Thanks Just for providing the link to sign the petition. Signed and noted.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:52 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:52 pm

Carol H (229)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:54 pm
signed and noted

marie C (163)
Friday July 6, 2012, 5:01 pm
Noted signed shared on facebook and tweeted
Spoke about Khaled Hosseinis A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS on another thread a couple of days ago.
This dear girl has by coincidence brought it all back to me.
The overwhelming grief she must be going through can not even be put into words. We can not begin to imagine how dreadful her life must be and how brave some of these women are.
Thank you for posting Carole it is such an important issue

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday July 6, 2012, 5:15 pm

I have read so many comments here, applauding this young lady's courage. But, my biggest fear is that her courage comes from knowing that she'll soon end her own life, and as such, has nothing more to regret.

I truly hope that our outpouring of love and support will reach her; and she'll know that hundreds of thousands of people read her story and -- with or without a sentence of guilt for these despicable sub-humans -- we understand her innocence and suffering.

I have insufficiently descriptive words to fully express my sadness about this, and other such incidences. It's a stain on all humanity that it still occurs, and worse, with impunity.


Susann K (24)
Friday July 6, 2012, 5:28 pm
Noted & signed!

Nancy M (197)
Friday July 6, 2012, 6:42 pm

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday July 6, 2012, 6:48 pm

Flag the profile as well.

Janet B (36)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:22 pm
Cannot donate money because it will not help her! Only when Islam changes is when change will take place!

LD B (40)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:28 pm

Karen S (106)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:33 pm
Signed.....This petition is on fire. Nice to see it is getting lots of attention. Thanks for posting Carole.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:46 pm

Thanks, Karen. (Bout time . . . in fact, WAY PAST, huh?)


John Doe (22)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:49 pm
Thanks for posting JC. Signed with pleasure, but I doubt a petition will keep the bastards honest. Only the death penalty, which they so richly deserve, will.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:52 pm

Yeah, you may be right, John . . . Hangin's too good for 'em.


Diane B (275)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:05 pm
noted and signed

Judy C (97)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:20 pm
Signed. Thanks so uch for posting this carole, and hanks to Dandelion for forwardig it!

Calliope Muse (7)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:21 pm

Dusty Debandi (113)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:43 pm
@ CAROL = There is no profile to flag Carol. It just goes to a page that says the profile you are trying to find cannot be found. I have flagged each one of them several times already today. I am about ready to look up the company and find out where they are located and report them to the Police and the Feds.

Mary T (178)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:02 pm
Thanks for posting, Gladly signed and shared.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:03 pm
noted and signed

Ben O (172)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 5:12 am
513,515 have signed. Help us get to our new goal 1,000,000!
Thank You!

JL A (281)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:16 am
Deserving of our help--and more reason for the US to exit speedily?

Mandy H (32)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 10:58 am
God I hate it when these kind of abuses of power happen! It makes me sick!

Nancy M (197)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 11:26 am
Thought I had flagged it before and now notice that I had posted. OOPS. I do try to flag the profile too but I couldn't get to it.

Terrie W (798)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 12:06 pm
Signed, noted and shared on FB.

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 1:47 pm

Elle J (276)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 1:59 pm
Noted and Signed. Unfortunately, there was no place for a comment since I am a member of AVAAZ.

Linda Chambre (18)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 2:00 pm
Signed and noted.

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 3:05 pm
These are the police!!! The one hired to PROTECT!!!!!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 3:15 pm
This is so horrible! Already signed, thanks Carole!

julia C (42)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:15 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:37 pm

Donna B (36)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:48 pm
So sad and unjust. This breaks my heart. Of course I signed. Thx for posting.

Kamila A (141)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:50 pm
signed, thank you

Russell R (87)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:51 pm
Lets get the hell out of these countries. They are not worth American lives, or, stop playing games while we still have the Power to send them all to Paradise. America stop being the World Police force! It is the time to let the European Countries to worry about what is going on in their back yard. It is time for the U.S. to go back into isolation and take care of our own wounds!

Donna B (36)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:55 pm
STOP advertising on here... LOSERS!! I have tried to be nice. I can no longer be that way since you will NOT STOP!

marie C (163)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:13 pm
There is plenty going on in USAs back yard also in fact you have all suffered more than Europe
Sorry Russel I know what you mean and we are all fed up to the teeth but to take our troops out would mean leaving innocent people to a blood bath I really do not have an answer does anyone ???????

Isabelle J (81)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 8:58 pm

Rawfiel Heart (0)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 9:33 pm
Non~Lethal Weapons with incarceration is the answer.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 2:11 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 8:31 am
Thank you for posting the petition...I've signed!!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:31 am

I have had to send this EIGHT TIMES on this ONE THREAD!!!!! to Care2. Donna, it is NO USE to address the "advertisers". THEY ARE NOT "REAL" CARE2 MEMBERS AND THEY HAVE NO PROFILES!!! Csre2 threads are INFESTED by these advertisers who look like they are people, HACKERS, from OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY {that's OUTSOURCING for you!} who are getting PAID TO HACK CARE2. PLEASE *EVERYBODY*, CLICK ON "FLAG AS INAPPROPRIATE" -- PLEASE EVERYBODY, THAT IS THE RIGHT AND PROPER THING TO DO!!!!!! So that Care2 staff knows what they are up against! Care2 staff if they KNOW, if you TELL THEM, should try to ERASE THIS...... but if you don't "FLAG", Care2 staff won't know!!!

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:37 am

I know, Barbara. I find these opportunists to be totally insensitive and rude beyond belief!

I've been reporting them several times daily, but for some odd reason, Care2 doesn't seem to be monitoring flagged comments.

Juliette Claparede (42)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:42 am
Noted and already signed !

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:57 am
"Opportunists" and "insensitive" and "rude" implies that these are REAL PEOPLE, and not MACHINES! which I think they are.
I know it is ESPECIALLY OFFENSIVE to us on a thread such as this one!

But I think this is some Computer in Hong Kong? or somewhere, who knows where, using a bunch of fake names, and SEARCHING OUT VULNERABLE PLACES to sneak into. They have a roomful of anonymous Hackers sitting in rows doing this for minimum wage. The company selling this junk pays the company employing the Hackers at minimum wage, while the Computer Company makes substantial profit$ off of their slave labor! "Jen" and "Shen", etc., don't really exist, except maybe as pieceworkers paid according to how many sites all over they can hack into! At least that's the way I picture it.

1] Keep them out in the first place,
2] ERASE THEM when notified -- they USED TO do that!!!!
Is this part of the "restructuring" of Care2 that has given some people so many problems?????
We need to take this up with Care2! They need to ERASE these OFFENSIVE posts, if they can't even keep them out!!!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 11:08 am
Speaking of raped and tortured teenagers:
{I don't want to take away attention from this main cause, but here is a similar one -- also an Avaaz Petition}

"Honduras is just days away from approving an extremist law that would put teenagers in prison for using the morning-after pill, even if they've just been raped. But we can stop this law and ensure women have the chance to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Some Congress members agree that this law -- which would also jail doctors or anyone who sells the pill -- is excessive, but they are bowing to the powerful religious lobby that wrongly claims the morning-after pill constitutes an abortion. Only the head of the Congress, who wants to run for the Presidency and cares about his reputation abroad, can stop this. If we pressure him now we can shelve this reactionary law."

Go to:
More Avaaz Petitions HERE
{The link is on a post way up there near the beginning of this thread.}

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 11:19 am
I agree, Barbara.  (And this post has, pretty much, run its course now anyway.)Here's the link:
No jail time for birth control

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 12:43 pm

M B (62)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:00 pm
Signed and flaged. I flag every time I come accross those spams.

marie C (163)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:22 pm
I find they come up even more and more over the weekend
C2 seems to control during the week

ilja c (48)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:37 pm

Dusty Debandi (113)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:49 pm
I have flagged each and every one of them SEVERAL TIMES A DAY since the story has been put up. I just don't understand why care2 does nothing about it. I even sent them a message and have not even had a reply. I thought that they stated that they respond to EVERY message and flagging.

Dusty Debandi (113)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:59 pm
John Doe = I did the same thing the other day myself. I have a friend that works for the Interstate Service Beaurer (like a FBI only international) and am having him look into it. He is the one that helped me gather up all of the info. that I got regarding the Shilloh Orphanage Scam that I had a story up about a couple weeks ago.

Daniel P (179)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 2:17 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 7:38 pm
Signed and noted.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday July 9, 2012, 12:38 am
Signed and noted thanks

wendy webber (28)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:41 am
I am so damn tired of women being the ones that are "dishonored"........where is it written that men that rape women are not dishonored????????? is it that "entitlement" stuff...or does it come from "Eve was framed" .Yet the family of the rapist is not dishonored either?????? I am so sickened by the "victim blaming" garbage that goes regard to this awful story to the shores of the USA.......I truly hope that justice is done in this case.It goes w/o saying that I hope she is not murdered.She will die a thousand deaths dealing with this as it is.It is a true soul and spirit crusher.

Regina P (67)
Monday July 9, 2012, 2:44 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:55 pm
Police Rape in Afghanistan -- TAKE ACTION!

Afghanistan i/æfˈɡænɨstæn/ (Persian/Pashto: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming part of Central Asia, South Asia, and Greater Middle East,[9][10] it is also considered to be part of a broader West Asia. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of 647,500 km2 (250,001 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 12:20 pm
My personal thanks to everyone who signed and helped circulate this very important petition!  (It closed with 619,117 signatures.)
The following is a message posted by Avaaz:
"Update: 10 July 2012
The quest for justice for Lal Bibi has made progress -- the suspects have all been detained and the case has been transferred to Kabul where officials at the highest levels of government have called for justice. This weekend, we delivered our petition at the donor conference in Tokyo where Secretary Clinton and other foreign ministers spoke out in support of women’s rights, fighting corruption and strengthening the rule of law. There is still work to do to achieve real reform within the Afghan Local Police, but this campaign is now closed. Looking forward to all we will do together in the future."

Renee Rekceb (0)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 8:53 am
It is a very sad world we live in ..............

Athanasia M (25)
Friday July 13, 2012, 5:45 pm

Maria S (95)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 2:03 am
Sadly noted.I hope justice is done. Couldn't sign as the petition is closed

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:44 am
Noted- petiton is closed
Thank you Carole for sharing
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