EveryOne Group Asks for the Immediate Removal of Ali Abdussalam Treki

EveryOne Group: A serious statement that legitimizes the death penalty.

The Security Council must immediately remove Ali Abdussalam Treki from the Presidency

September 23, the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Libyan Ali Abdussalam Treki, opened the 64th Assembly session of the UN by holding a press conference.

During the course of the assembly some journalists asked him about his position regarding the “Declaration for the Universal Decriminalisation of Homosexuality” which was made official on December 19, 2008.

Ali Abdussalam Treki stated: “It is a very thorny argument. As a Muslim, I do not agree with it. I believe it is not acceptable for most of the world, and it is totally unacceptable for our tradition and religion”.

Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau, co-Presidents of EveryOne Group, the international human rights organisation, say: “Ali Abdussalam Treki made a very serious statement which cannot in any way be justified. Like every other Member of the General Assembly, the President has a duty to represent the principles and the aims of the United Nations, according to the Charter adopted on June 26, 1945 in San Francisco with its respect for Human Rights and fundamental freedom for all the human beings (art. 1).

In fact, with such a declaration, the president of the General Assembly has legitimised the violence, the imprisonment and the death penalty for thousands of homosexual people all over the world.

Malini, Pegoraro and Picciau are appealing to the General Secretary and to the Security Council – whose duty it is to solve controversies in the General Assembly regarding the principles of the United Nations – to immediately remove Ali Abdussalam Treki from his role of President for his non-compliance to the aims and principles of the UN.

EveryOne Group is also appealing to the associations and LGBT organisations, the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the governments of the democratic countries, particularly France and Holland – who put forward the above-mentioned moratorium – to stigmatize the statements made by the President of the UN General Assembly, and to ask for the immediate removal of Ali Abdussalam Treki from the presidency of the UN General Assembly.


  1. Joseph Seaborn

    We need to remove anyone in power who lets religion dictate intolerance of others who do nopthing that is not not consensual or harms another.

    How can any leader, religious or otherwise feel justified, good, loving, godlike or anything positive at all by condemning ANYONE to torture, imprisonment or death beased on gender, race/color, political or religious beliefs?

    All people in places of power and/or influence need to be removed from these positions.

    And whre are the ‘other’ comments for this? Why is it that it seems so few really care about what happens to others in the world. IO have even heard of gay muslims in Europe being shunned by other gays because of their race. What kind of people are we becoming? What does this say about our own gay communities when we have little or no compassion for other gay and lesbians around the globe? And how many of us take the time to even write letters to these leaders, offer words of encouragement to those in countries that suffer most from this intolerance by chatting or skyping with them?

    And how much have you donated opf your time or money to help further the securing of rights to live without the fear of death or imprisonment?

    Is anyone even still reading this now?

    • Joseph Seaborn

      This man is still “on his job” because there are not enough people raising their vocies to denounce him and demand his removal from his position of power.

  2. This really horrible trouble, thi is not allow! But what can we do!?

    • Joseph Seaborn

      We can all raise our voices by writing to these leaders and pleeding with them to reconsider their positions on these issues.

      We must remind them that if there is a god he must be a LOVING god… a forgiving god and a tolerant god. This god is supposedly the father of all people. What father would want his children to suffer?

      These leaders also need to be made aware that being gay is NOT a choice. I know. I tried EVERYTHING in my power when I was young and I paid a great deal of money trying to get ‘cured’ of being gay. Because society said it was a sickness I believed them. It took a long time before I not only accepted the fact that being gay is just who I am but to also embrace it as something positive.

      If I had not been born gay I may have been a very intolerant man. But but being born gay has instilled in me a tolerance and understanding of so many people who are different in every way imaginable.

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