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PETITION! Demand Justice for Zak!!

Society & Culture  (tags: Demand Justice for Zak, murdered for his sexual orientation, petition to sign, LGBTQI rights, abuse, death, freedoms, sadness, police brutality )

- 21 days ago -
Zak was brutally beaten by two men after entering a jewelry shop in Athens. Footage shows police arriving & violently attempting to arrest Zak who was dying on the ground. The video shows an officer forcefully driving his leg into his neck....


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Animae C (507)
Wednesday February 27, 2019, 10:17 pm
Zak Kostopoulos, a queer activist and human rights defender in Greece, died on 21 September 2018 following a violent attack. Zak, also known by his drag stage name Zackie Oh, was a tireless defender of the rights of LGBTI people and HIV-positive persons.

Video footage by eyewitnesses shows that Zak was brutally beaten up by two men after entering a jewelry shop in central Athens. Footage also shows police arriving and violently attempting to arrest Zak who was dying on the ground. The video shows an officer forcefully driving his leg into his neck and another kicking him with equal force. According to the forensic report, Zak died from the multiple injuries he sustained.

Zak’s tragic death has devastated his family, friends and the wider human rights community in Greece and beyond. Demonstrations asking for justice for his death have taken place in many European countries.

While an investigation is ongoing, many are concerned about flaws and delays in the investigation into his death as well as persistent systemic failings in investigations concerning cases of police violence in Greece.
Zak’s killing and the initial reporting of the case, filled with stigmatizing remarks and the reproduction of fake news, revealed the deep prejudice that exists in parts of society. This must not be tolerated. If we unite, we can get justice for Zak and his loved ones.

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RIP precious Zak 🌼

Walter F (129)
Wednesday February 27, 2019, 11:19 pm
Petition signed .Zak was victim of prejudice and injustice.Those responsible for his death must be brought to trial.Surely in this day and age people can live and let live and stop hating and [persecuting those who chose a different lifestyle.

Wednesday February 27, 2019, 11:19 pm
RIP Zak. Done.
Thank you, Animae

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Wednesday February 27, 2019, 11:25 pm
noted and signed

Angelflowers Dawkins (1)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 1:48 am
The point is,it's barbaric to beat someone to death because you don't agree with them,I have signed!!

Chrissie R (10)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 1:53 am

3,476 EMAILS OF 10,000 GOAL
Thank you, Animae!

Naoko i (257)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:13 am
Signed. Thanks Animae.

Ben O (135)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:17 am

Donna T (0)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 8:02 am
thank you

S J (124)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 8:15 am
RIP Zak. I signed in the hope for your justice. Meows Animae

Lisa M (13)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 9:30 am

Sue H (7)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 9:54 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Victoria P (109)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 11:29 am
Signed with thanks Animae ~♥~

Sabrina Degasperi (1)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 11:46 am
Noted and signed.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 11:59 am
RIP Zak.
4,403 EMAILS OF 10,000 GOAL
Thanks Animae

Lone F (58)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 1:11 pm
Thanks Animae
Noted and signed

Glennis W (393)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 1:39 pm
Signed and shared Thank you for caring and sharing Animae

Animae C (507)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 3:19 pm
4,715 emails of 10,000 Goal

Allen O (197)
Thursday February 28, 2019, 8:00 pm
Thanks Animae - Signed and noted

Danuta W (1251)
Friday March 1, 2019, 3:11 am

Melania Padilla (123)
Friday March 1, 2019, 1:27 pm

Animae C (507)
Friday March 1, 2019, 5:39 pm

5,575 emails of 10,000 Goal

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 4:00 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

SylvieBusy A (190)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 3:52 am
Noted and signed.

Farah Hage Ali (155)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 7:38 am
Signed, thank you for sharing

Raleighaway k (359)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 1:18 pm
signed shared ty Animae

David C (80)
Monday March 4, 2019, 11:31 am
signed, thanks

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday March 5, 2019, 6:52 pm

Barb K (1687)
Wednesday March 6, 2019, 8:27 am
Signed ty Animae
RIP Zackie Oh

Jens Hansen (97)
Thursday March 7, 2019, 12:19 am

Anne M (221)
Thursday March 7, 2019, 12:33 am

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday March 8, 2019, 10:51 am
Thank you for taking action and calling for justice

Your action is contributing to make the world a fairer place, a place where everyone is entitled to equal protection against discrimination and persecution.

Elizabeth Story (0)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 3:28 am
Signed. Thanks Animae for caring and sharing.

Sharon R (13)
Tuesday March 12, 2019, 10:52 am
Signed and noted. Thanks.

Angela K (378)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 2:27 am

Animae C (507)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:08 am

7,792 emails of 10,000 Goal

Kathryn M (108)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 2:46 pm

Fran F (116)
Friday March 15, 2019, 5:28 pm
Shared and noted.
7,889 emails of 10,000 Goal
TY, Animae.


danii p (32)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 9:06 am
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