This year’s Global Day of Action for Stop Explosive Investment will take place on 23 May 2017. We ask our members to get involved in (1) calling on all financial institutions worldwide to end all investments in cluster munition producers, and to (2) encourage governments to adopt or enact legislation to ban investments in all companies that produce cluster munitions.
Co-founder of Defend International strongly condemned the Turkish airstrikes on Shingal and Rojava and suggested a no-fly zone for Rojava to prevent Turkey from violating international law.
As a member of the Cluster Munition Coalition, Defend International has sent a letter to the European Mint Directors Working Group, urging them to remove the South Korean company Poongsan from its list of vetted suppliers.
Defend International coordinator in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Mr. Zar Ali khan Afridi, has issued a brief report on violations of human rights in FATA, where the residents are by law deprived of three basic human rights namely, (1) appeal, (2) wakeel and (3) daleel.
Given that President Erdogan’s crackdown on human rights has paralyzed every aspect of life, Defend International expresses solidarity with those affected, calling on the world leaders to denounce Mr. Erdogan’s move toward authoritarianism and his misuse of the emergency provisions.