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The Horror in Paradise, SIGN PLEASE!

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, death, government, rights, women, violence, society )

- 1821 days ago -
PLEASE SIGN! It's hard to believe: the Maldives, a 15 year old girl victim of repeated rape has been sentenced to 100 lashes in public. Stop this madness by pressing where it hurts the government Maldives: tourist revenue.

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naomi cohen (55)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:43 am
this is maddness! first raped, then whipped in PUBLIC? so disgusting, so abusive. so signed. thank you, sergio.

Nancy C (806)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:47 am
205511th...ty Sergio

Mary F (199)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:50 am
Noted, signed and shared on Facebook.

Erin R (181)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:12 am
n & s

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:18 am
Absolutely Naomi, it is so disgusting and unfair!!!

Bartlomiej T (296)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:50 am
So signed. Thank you, Sergio.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:05 pm
signed and shared, thank you Sergio

Michela M (3964)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:21 pm

Ben O (173)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:49 pm
Signed yesterday. 275,763 have signed. Let's get to 500,000!

Ruth M (235)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:54 pm
Signed & noted horrendous! Thanks for sending this to me Sergio

Lisa N (206)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:34 pm
Signed, thanks!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:34 pm
So NS&S!! Merci d'avoir signé la pétition Thanks, Sergio and Melania!

Melania Padilla (122)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:38 pm
Sick sick! Signed and shared!!

Süheyla C (234)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:06 pm
Thank you signed

Bettina Galo (70)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:07 pm
I arrived and already signed and also upload to Twitter have retweeted multiple accounts to ask and join

Süheyla C (234)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thank you Melanine for sharing

paul m (93)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:15 pm


Thomas P (280)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:15 pm
Noted and signed...thanks you.

Nancy M (197)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:22 pm
Signed. Thanks for forwarding Melania

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:46 pm
Noted. Signed. Thanks, Melania.

Susan G (49)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:13 pm
Signed! This madness MUST stop!

T.Y. Sergio

Christeen A (376)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:16 pm

Tamara H (185)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:06 pm
Thank you Sergio for posting and Melania for forwarding. Signed yesterday but re-tweeted and google shared again. This is beyond my ability to understand this kind of thinking. My heart is broken for this young woman and I pray that she finds comfort and solace and that she may heal. This is the worst kind of thing to do to another human being.

Richard Zane Smith (81)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:08 pm
human beings can be so awful , i'm ashamed at times, to belong to the human species.

Lisa W (143)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:34 pm
Signed and noted, this is horrible! My prayers are with this young lady. Thank you Melania!

Laurie H (817)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:39 pm
So Many Thanks Sergio & Melania for sending over---OMG this is a horror to hear!!!! Signed & Shared and my thoughts and prayers go out to this girl, who has suffered too much already!~ Hope we can stop this~~

Tolga U (40)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:51 pm
horrible....signed and noted.

Rahman Q (76)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 5:17 pm
Disgusting, but nothing new in the world of Islam, sadly. The normal response would be to punish the rapist, but I guess that is too sensible and insanity prevails to somehow punish the rapist, as if there is any punishment possible for being a victim.

JL A (282)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:16 pm
signed previously, noted now

Dana B (140)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:24 pm
Signed gladly

Julie E (404)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:58 pm
Noted and signed. This is insane. Almost hard to believe. These poor girls are treated like nobodies...

Julie E (404)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:04 pm


Maureen C (4)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:11 pm
Signed. 486K signatures from all over the world so far -- that's encouraging.

This sounds like sharia law at work, punishing the female victim instead of the male abuser: sharia law is crap in a lot of ways.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:32 pm
Signed to help this cruel treatment. It breaks my heart to think about this poor girl. God be with her..

Robert O (12)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:06 am
Have signed. Thanks Sergio!

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:21 am
Thx Sergio for also posting it, signed both eventhough it is THE SAME petition and signatures only count once!
You can switch language versions with most avaaz petitions by simply exchanging the /de/ en/fr, douplicate signatures are counted out automatically.

Frans B (582)
Friday March 22, 2013, 1:04 am
ridiculous...noted & signed (Merci d'avoir signé la pétition. Maintenant, parlez-en autour de vous pour sauver cette jeune fille et bien d'autres.)

thanks for posting

Emma S (239)
Friday March 22, 2013, 1:41 am
Thanks, Sergio - I signed from Angie's link yesterday, but better for it to be flagged up twice than not at all! I tried signing the French version too, but they wouldn't let me get away with it...

Lynn D (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:02 am
Truly sad...........thanks for info!

deb s (145)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:04 am
S N shared placed comment so horrible for a gal to go thru this the lasting scars that will linger I hope she gets help to find an inner peace for she did nothing wrong for this to happen to her

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:12 am
Signed both. Thanks Sergio!

Siti R (12)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:41 am
done, thanks!

Joseph Miller (23)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:30 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:34 am
Sadly this happens too often. Castration is needed for these rapists!! Sogned and shared,thanks Sergio.

Angelus Silesius (125)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:44 am
This is insanity!

Tanya W (65)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:46 am
Ignorant idiots!!! Wasn't it punishment enough to be raped??? This girl needs help not punishment from people who have a case of the stupids!!!

Tanya W (65)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:47 am
Both petitions signed thanks Julie E.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:28 am
Noted and signed.

Sarah G (109)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:30 am
signed, thank you

Past Member (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:35 am
horrible - signed

Gillian M (218)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:38 am
This is typical through out all Muslim controlled countries. On this occasion she is not being hung or stoned to death which is far more typical, whilst the rapist male goes free. I regularly sign such petitions or write to various authorities and it is extremely rare that the punishment is commuted unless international pressure is brought to bear.

Talking about the Maldives religions, people out here have a deep faith in Islam and all the people are Sunni Muslims. Therefore, the major religion of Maldives is Islam. People of Maldives are very religious and offer prayers five times a day in the mosque. Maldivians have a strong belief in afterlife and they are of the opinion that it is decided on the basis of deeds, whether the person will go to hell or heaven. Read on to know more about the religions in Maldive

In fact, it is often said that one has to follow the religion of Islam to obtain the citizenship of this land. There is lack of secular legal system over here. This explains the reason why Islam is given so much importance. In most of the inhabited islands, you can find a number of mosques, which form the central place for practicing of Islamism.

Many Feathers (139)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:58 am
S & N thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:29 am
already signed and shared, thanks

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:33 am
Horrific, sickening and disgusting!
Noted and signed.

paul m (93)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:53 am


Sandra ;atterson (59)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:28 am
signed and noted

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:29 am
signed and noted

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:30 pm
This is so wrong after being raped that she gets whipped with 100 lashes! Where are the rapers punishment? I will not sign an Avaaz petition that is supported by George Soros, Illuminati!

Latoya Brookins (23)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:48 pm
I signed.

Rape laws in other countries need to change. In so many places it is legal or encouraged to punish the rape survivor simply because she is now no longer a virgin, got into the car or left with the people who went on to rape her, was married and through no fault of her own "cheated" on her husband via rape, wore revealing clothes, etc.

Pogle S (88)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:57 pm
Living in a warped twisted upside down world or what?!! Wake-up people! It’s time to discover empathy and compassion and become the change!

Joe R (190)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:03 pm
1,730,201 ont signé. Aidez-nous à atteindre 2,000,000

Thanks Sergio. Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:02 pm
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