- is structured to continue as an entity notwithstanding a change in membership;
- it is able to hold property distinct from its members; and
- no member has any rights, based on membership, to the property of the association.
Friday, February 24, 2017
STES DE NECKER FOUNDATION
ARTICLES OF ASSOSIATION
The STES DE NECKER FOUNDATION (herein after called “The Foundation”, “THE FOUNDATION”, “Foundation”), is a non-profit, apolitical voluntary organisation (NPO) established in terms of the provisions of common law of South Africa as a “Registered Non-profit Organisation”.
The Foundation is a voluntary association of persons established for a common “public purpose”
It does not distribute income or property to members or officers except for "reasonable compensation for services rendered"
It is not "an organ of state"
The Foundation has a distinct independent of its founder.
To this end The Foundation is a “universitas” meaning that it:
The founder of The Foundation is Stefanus Ignatius de Necker, adult male and citizen and resident of the Republic of South Africa with National Identity Number 47040450290829.
REGISTERED ADDRESSThe registered address of The Foundation is:
P.O. Box 28543
Free State Province
Republic of South Africa.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any adult person, regardless of their nationality, sex, language, colour, religion or creed, who associates with the principles and objectives of The Foundation, can become a member.
No member may be unfairly discriminated against on the basis of any of the abovementioned qualifications.
All recognised legal ‘persona’ like associations, organisations, societies and other groups, are eligible for Associate membership.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The primary objective of The Foundation is to promote equality, dignity, justice and freedom and to oppose and condemn any abuse of these basic rights wherever and in whatever forms it may occur anywhere on the globe.
The Foundation can engage in any lawful activities in pursuit of a legitimate objective, as long as those activities are not for gain and are in line with its founding principles.
No member can be held personally responsible for any conduct in pursuit of The Foundation’s objectives provided that such a member acted in good faith and not in delict.
On becoming a member of The Foundation, all members accept and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and Standards of The Foundation.
COORDINATION AND OVERSIGHT
The Foundation comprises of ordinary members, associate members, councillors and governors.
1. Board of Governors
The Board of Governors are selected members of good standing in their various communities and is responsible to promote the aims and objectives of The Foundation in their various contact circles.
To this end they are responsible to assist in disseminating information about any human rights abuses and malpractices to their various communities and also to the international community at large.
Governors are allowed to correspond and act in the name of The Foundation.
Councillors are nominated members of good standing wishing to contribute towards ensuring the application of universally sound basic human rights and to bring all instances of malpractices to the attention of The Foundation.
Councillors serve as a very vital link between The Foundation and the international community.
To this end they are responsible to guide and assist all people in their various contact spheres regarding the services rendered by The Foundation.
3. Associate Members
Associate members are legal entities, associations, societies, organizations, groups and legal “persona” who would like to be associated with the aims and objectives of The Foundation.
All legal entities, associations, societies, organizations, groups and legal “persona” can become Associate Members.
4. Ordinary Members
Anyone, regardless of race, colour or creed who can associate and support the aims and objectives of The Foundation, can become members.
The Foundation’s main objective is to combat all forms of cruelty, inhumanity, women and child abuse, trafficking, prostitution, slavery and all forms of disregard for fundamental basic human rights internationally.
In order to be effective, The Foundation aims to recruit as many members as possible from all walks of life in as many countries as possible.
Working together in unity and cooperation, we can achieve much for the betterment of mankind.
ALOWANCES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE FOUNDATION
As a recognised legal entity, The Foundation can:
1. Enter into contracts and agreements it deem necessary.
2. Acquire fixed and other assets necessary for its functioning and operations.
3. Receive funds from donors and members.
4. Defray administrative costs from funds received.
5. Remunerate members for a specific work or contribution.
6. Appoint staff.
7 Open a Bank Account.
8 Appoint Special Advisors and Consultants.
9. Have its financial records audited by a qualified Chartered Accountant.
10. Litigate in its own name.
11. Form alliances with other platforms that share the same aims and objectives as The Foundation.
SPHERE OF OPERATION
The Foundation operates at National and International level and can, of its own accord or if requested, assist and represent any group, formation or movement affected by human rights malpractices and/or abuses wherever it may occur.
The Foundation will not engage in any personal disputes between individuals.
To this end The Foundation can enter into negations with any Government, the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the International Criminal Court and any other authority or authorities, it may deem necessary to engage with in order to achieve peace and reconciliation.
The Foundation can act as Arbitrator in any dispute and can appoint any of its Governors as Arbitrators for this purpose.
The only officially approved logo of The Foundation is as indicated below and only The Foundation has ownership and copyright thereof. Unauthorised use of The Foundation’s logo is strictly prohibited.
Code of Conduct and General Standards
CODE OF CONDUCT AND STANDARDS
There are many evils in this world. It is The Foundation’s main objective to protect the world against these evils.
1. Governors and Councillors of The Foundation will execute their duties and perform their functions in the most noblest and honourable manner, to the best of their abilities at all times and not allow any conduct that may bring dishonour to themselves or The Foundation.
All members of The Foundation shall:
3. At all times be enterprise in obedience to all rules and standards.
4. Respect all people regardless of their nationality, religion, colour or creed.
5. Honour all those above their stations.
6. Always strive to command obedience through respect and example.
7. Protect the innocent.
8. Punish the guilty.
9. Show utmost courtesy to everyone they come in contact with.
10. Defend their actions and principles vigorously and with dignity.
11. Know that anger blinds but that keeping a cool head will win the day.
12. Dignity, honesty, loyalty, honour, good faith, unselfishness, courtesy, bravery, patience and gallantry are the foods of the chivalrous.
13. Always remain faithful to The Foundation, their duties and friends.
Issue II of 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A sadist is the kind of character that takes pleasure in inflicting cold-blooded torture and psychological abuse on others. Whether it's physical or psychological, a sadist will take pleasure in making or seeing others suffer. The sadist normally has a lack of empathy that stops that from feeling any guilt or remorse for the suffering they cause.
This ‘sadistic-psychoses’ is what we are witnessing daily taking place in the Middle East particularly in the Mullah regime in Iran.
This clerical regime in Iran has become emotional vampires who like to experience terror by instilling it in others targeting innocent people as substitutes for the true subject of their wrath.
The religious dictatorship ruling Iran uses executions methods in the most barbaric way, such as public hangings and stoning alongside other cruel measures, including amputating hands and feet, or even gouging out eyes, to create a climate of fear and terror across the Iranian society, to utterly quell all voices of dissent which is the true subject of their wrath.
During the past week (8 February to 15 February 2017):
Ø In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the Iranian regime collectively hanged 12 prisoners in Gohardasht prison, western Tehran.
Ø An Afghan, residing in Iran, was tried and sentenced to death in absentia after five years.
“The accused individual has fled since the very first day, and there is no evidence to charge him with the crime. He is sentenced to death in absentia however no crime has been proven against him.” a court-appointed lawyer said.
“The accused individual has fled since the very first day, and there is no evidence to charge him with the crime. He is sentenced to death in absentia however no crime has been proven against him.” a court-appointed lawyer said.
Ø The 5th Branch of Tehran’s criminal court sentenced three inmates’ hands to be amputated for theft. The three were sentenced to have their hands amputated in a trial session held in the 5th branch. Following the ruling, the court judges consulted and convicted all three defendants to have their hands amputated, returning the stolen property and five years behind bars.
Ø Eight young women were arrested on 14 February following a football game between two popular teams at the stadium competitions were held. Iranian women are banned entering stadiums under the laws of the Iranian regime, and this came after the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran as mixed crowds enjoying games was deemed un-Islamic. Most clerics, strongly object to free mixing between men and women. Gender segregation falls under Islamic jurisprudence and insists on separation of men and boys from women and girls in social settings.
Ø Two young prisoners were executed by hanging early morning on Sunday 13 February after they both were found guilty of murder. One arrested 11 years ago for a crime committed while he was teenager, and the other one was a 30 year-old man who had been imprisoned for the past 11 years. The execution was carried out with the presence of officials in Central Prison of Mashhad, northeast of Iran.
Ø Three inmates in Zabol Central Prison, southeastern Iran, and seven others in Langrood prison of Qom, central Iran, were hanged on Monday 14 February , based on drug-related charges. The prosecutor of Qom was appointed recently in an attempt to frighten people through executions.
These are only the atrocities that we know of. One can safely assume that many more atrocities took place elsewhere in Iran during this period.
The United Nations General Assembly in December 2016 condemned the Iranian regime for the 63rd time for its gross human rights violations while Amnesty International has expressed its abhorrence of these brutal executions on numerous occasions.
Resorting to this wave of executions, under any excuse, - either a so-called divine ruling of God, or the law and sharia approved by the dictatorial Iranian regime’s parliament - is nothing but legitimized murder and criminal genocide of the Iranian people.
The STES DE NECKER FOUNDATION and FAAVM (Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities) of Canada, strongly condemn these blatant atrocities and demand once again that the perpetrators of these crimes be placed before justice. They should never enjoy any immunity of whatever nature, but be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
On behalf of the international community we once again demand the following measures to be taken immediately:
1. Immediate practical and serious global measures, especially by European Union member states, the U.S. and U.N. Security Council members to stop all arbitrary executions in Iran
2. The Iranian regime must be compelled to cancel all death sentences. Reports indicate hundreds of men and women in Iran are currently on death row. This waiting period is significantly harsher and more torturous than actually being executed.
3. Stoning, amputation of limbs, blinding of people’s eyes with acid, lashing, and all of these most atrocious punishments, must be acknowledged as crime against humanity, and its practice brought to an end in Iran.
4. All perpetrators of these crimes must be brought before the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Know the Signs of Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is modern day slavery
Stes de Necker
Gratefully acknowledging the information supplied by Stanford University
Trafficking is taking place where a person is not free to leave a situation where they are being exploited for their labour or sexually for commercial gain.
Be alert to the following possible indicators of human trafficking and inform THE STES DE NECKER FOUNDATION or your local SAPS immediately if you know or suspect instances of trafficking.
Common Work and Living Conditions:
• No freedom of movement
• Under 18 and exchanging sex for money, shelter or drugs
• Sleeping in the same place where they work
• Working in the sex industry and has a pimp / manager
• Unpaid, paid very little or paid only through tips
• Work excessively long or unusual hours
• Not allowed breaks and suffers unusual restrictions at work
• Owe a large debt and is unable to pay it off
• Recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
• Have high security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)
• Exhibit unusually fearful or anxious, depressed after mentioning law enforcement
• Avoid eye contact
• Appear malnourished
• Show signs of neglect, physical or sexual abuse
• Lack control over their decisions, movements, identification or money
• Has few personal possessions
• Not allowed to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present or translating)
In Hotels and Bars
• Individuals monitoring guests in the lobby or bar
• Children taking on adult roles, like paying the bill
• Communication seems rehearsed
• Claims to be just visiting and is unable to say where they are staying or does not know what city they are in
• Seems to have lost sense of time
• Talking about local sex scene
• Have numerous inconsistencies in their story
Any person is welcome to contact THE STES DE NECKER FOUNDATION should you wish to learn more about how to combat trafficking in your community.
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Monday, February 6, 2017
THE BIGGEST THREAT TO WORLD PEACE
The scene is set for further expansionist policies by the clerical regime.
Stes de Necker
As far as world terrorism is concerned, the defining moment came about when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini stepped triumphantly from a plane at Tehran Airport in 1979, and within hours, in a series of vicious, murderous acts, which would become the hallmark of his unique terror machine, he immediately ordered the elimination of all those that opposed him, in a wave of slaughter in which thousands died, using a process of production-line murder which is still in place today.
On that fateful day Khomeini arrived on the world stage, he immediately sparked off a wave of terror across Iran, with all those connected to the leadership or armed forces of the defunct regime of Shah Pahlavi, being hunted down across the country, and then brutally murdered.
But such was Khomeini’s determination to consolidate his power, just to make sure that he had eliminated all opposition to his rule, many of the Islamic groups that had fought alongside him in the Revolution, ended up in his mind as potential threats to his newly formed Islamic state. As Khomeini strengthened his hold on power, many had begun to revolt against him, realizing they had just replaced one dictator for another, and as street protests became larger, these groups eventually suffered the full wrath of Khomeini.
Then as the dust settled on his revolution, with the country in the grip of oppression, the newly elected Supreme Leader turned his sights on the rest of the globe, and from that time on, the world began to get a taste of Khomeini’s hegemonic doctrine, as suicide terror began to be perfected at IRGC training camps, and due to the Iranian regime’s use of various proxies, its enormity will never be fully assessed in both number of attacks or death toll.
From setting up terror camps to train its foreign proxies, to supplying them with bomb-making equipment and automatic weapons, the Iranian regime has sent out its indoctrinated minions across the globe since the creation of its “Islamic” state, to cause mayhem and slaughter.
This path of terrorism was put in place by the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in an effort to export revolution to other states, its sole purpose to bring down neighbouring governments through acts of terror, or to indoctrinate Shiite communities with Khomeini’s extreme form of Shiite ideology, in an attempt to cause insurrection, and through revolution, create new Shiite republics.
This is a path that the regime will always adhere to, as Khomeini’s doctrine is set in stone, and no future leader will be brave enough to deviate from.
During the regime's violent days in power, its brain-washed subordinates – from Hezbollah, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Qods Force, the Basij militia, and its notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) - have slaughtered countless numbers of innocent people; even sending out death squads to track down dissidents living abroad. Many of these dissidents had escaped to Europe, where several of their numbers died terrible deaths, in which both men and women were horrifically mutilated, in an assassination spree carried out by MOIS operatives, the slaughter of which became aptly named the “chain murders”.
But back at home, imprisonment, torture and an overzealous use of the hangman’s noose took care of dissidents. While out on the streets, those taking part in peaceful demonstrations ended up facing severe punishment, some rounded up by the attack dogs of the regime, the Basij militia, who waded into protesters on motorbikes, dragging many of the ringleaders off to prison, while those that remained were beaten with batons or picked off by regime snipers using live ammunition, many arrests ending in execution.
Today, under the so-called 'moderate' President Hassan Rouhani , a man who is in the pretence of reaching out to the world with the hand of peace, the Iranian war machine is building up in strength like never before. Using money returned under the agreement of the Iran Deal, the regime has acquired new military technology and weaponry and has also bankrolled its military campaigns in Iraq and Syria, as well as supplying rebel groups like the Houthis in Yemen, and its faithful proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon.
While on Iranian soil, the hangman's noose is busier than ever, in an all-out drive to show its citizens that the regime hasn’t gone soft over its deals with the West and that its iron fist is still firmly in place at home.
In Iran, all cultures perceived as non-Persian are suppressed by the regime, only the Persian language of Farsi is allowed to be taught in schools and used in printed word, and all but Persian ceremonies are banned.
Poverty is still rife in many areas, mainly those inhabited by Arabs, such as the Iranian annexed state of Al-Ahwaz, renamed by the Persian administration as Khuzestan.
With medical facilities in these areas virtually non-existent, those who break the strict rules on the printed word; teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, and academics, end up in the regime’s hell-hole prisons or dangling from a rope.
This is the true face of the Iranian regime under Rouhani, an evil entity that the West is making deals with, in the hope of mass rewards through trade deals.
In recent years, while Sunni countries have been bombed by the West, suffering shock and awe with a multitude of casualties, Iran has always escaped its wrath. No matter what atrocity the mullah regime has committed, through the various acts of terror it has carried out since the regime came into existence, through its Quds Force or its proxies, its terror machine has continued to thrive.
While commanders of the regime’s elite military force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, still continue to make threats against the West and Israel, it has also been carrying out the testing of long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and at the same time strengthening its military forces with much more sophisticated modern hardware.
So with no certainty that any deal with the West will last, the regime has also been busily strengthening security around its nuclear and military installations, to protect against attacks from the air. By using air defence systems acquired from Russia, it would ensure that should it fall out with the West, it could successfully shoot down a large proportion of any US bombers sent to attack it.
All atrocities carried out by Iran, whether within its borders or across the world, have only ever been punished by sanctions as far as the West is concerned, and never by military action.
In recent years, Western leaders have turned a blind eye to Iranian regime atrocities on home soil, as hangings have massively increased under the so-called “moderate” Hassan Rouhani, and just to ensure that the Iran Deal goes through smoothly, hardly a word of condemnation is ever uttered.
But where aggressive acts against its neighbours are concerned, as far as the Iranian regime stands, they are just on hold as it consolidates its grip on what it hopes will become its Shiite Crescent.
With its acquisition of Iraq through infiltration of both administration and military, plus its hold over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who will need Iranian firepower to back up his battered regime, a combination of the two submissive regimes will ensure that its Shiite Crescent will become a reality, giving it access to the Mediterranean Sea, a land route through which to supply its proxy Hezbollah, and a springboard for future attacks on its neighbours.
So as far as further acts of terror are concerned, leaders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps are already making provocative threats against states in the region, in support of the regime’s bid to further its hegemonic advancement. In a statement to the official Islamic Republic News Agency the deputy commander of the IRGC, General Hossein Salami commented: “The victory in Aleppo will pave the way for liberating Bahrain.”
With the Iranian regime having already claimed Bahrain as its14th province, in a statement by Ayatollah Khomeini when he first came to power, with this being later enforced in February 2009, by Ali Akbar Nuri, an advisor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the scene is set for further expansionist policies by the regime.
For years the international community has been forced to believe in the existence of “moderates” and “hardliners” in Iran. Those advocating such a point of view have been calling for support of “moderates” to improve the human rights situation in this country.
This accord with Iran was presented as the beginning of a new era which would lead to respect for human rights in Iran and an end to the mullahs’ meddling in the region. That assumption has been at the heart of Western policy vis-à-vis Iran for decades.
However, a much closer look is needed at the record of the last three or so years during the tenure of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, dubbed as a “moderate.” More have been executed under his watch than during the entire eight years of firebrand Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reign. Rouhani has never expressed any criticism regarding these executions and indeed he defends the death sentence as the rule of God.
Religious and ethnic minorities in Iran are suppressed more than ever before, and Iran has increased its participation in supporting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, especially massacring innocent people of Aleppo and other cities. The world has been watching in horror scenes of women and children victimized to horrendous Iran-backed bombings and shelling.
However, western policymakers have been completely ignoring these realities.
Horrendously, more trade and business deals have been advocated with the Iranian regime. Let us not forget that most of Iran’s economy is run by the Revolutionary Guards, not by ordinary Iranian businessmen.
Therefore, Western policy has actually encouraged the mullahs’ regime to continue their domestic crackdown and carry on atrocious crimes in Syria without any concern of being held accountable.
For its own safety, it is time the West wakes up and see Iran and its clerical regime for what they really are; a godless dictatorship that will not rest until they have subjected the whole of the Middle East to their tyranny and barbaric Islamic beliefs.
Once this is achieved, the West will become the next target of Iranian oppression and dictatorship.