Global Day of Action for Iran this Saturday

On July 25, people in more than 60 cities across the world will be standing in solidarity with the Iranian people in their struggle for human rights. Protesters in Iran continue to experience brutality on the city streets while the number of arrests steadily rises– the latest being the detainment of opposition leader Mir Hussein Mousavi’s brother-in-law, Shapour Kazemi.

The global day of action, organized by United4Iran, is organized around the following four core demands:

  1. That member states and civil society organizations of the international community give sustained attention to the Iranian people’s human rights as a matter of international concern, and that the UN should immediately initiate an investigation into grave and systematic human rights violations in Iran, including the fate of prisoners and disappeared persons, unlawful killings, and torture and other ill-treatment;
  2. An end to state-sponsored violence, accountability for crimes committed and no recourse to the death penalty.
  3. The immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, including politicians, journalists, students, and civil society activists; and
  4. Freedom of assembly, freedom of association, and freedom of expression (including freedom of the press) as guaranteed by the Iranian constitution and Iran’s obligations under international covenants that it has signed.

Supporters include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Shirin Ebadi, Sean Penn, Dariush, Jody Williams, Betty Williams, Mairead Maguire, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Simin Behbahani, Reza Aslan and Ismael Khoi. Dariush will actually be performing at the rally in DC!

Attend an event near you! Visit united4iran.org for a complete listing.

San Diego, California

Rally time: July 24, 6-8pm
Rally location: Balboa Park, (1900 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92101) at the corner of President’s way, on the lawn
More information: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101590536518
Contact: Stephanie Hanson at 760-230-2936, 5womenwhocare@gmail.com

San Francisco, California

Rally time: July 25, 12pm-4pm
Rally location: City Hall
More information: www.norcal4iran.com
Contact: norcalunited4iran@gmail.com

Chicago, Illinois

Speaker: Roxana Saberi

Time: July 25, 12 noon
Place: Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams
Rally time: Noon
Rally location: Federal Plaza at Dearborn and Adams Street in downtown Chicago
More information: Facebook or contact aiis@chicago.edu

New York, New York

Rally time: July 25, 12:30pm
Rally location: Starts at Times Square, 41st and 7th Avenue. There will then be a march to the United Nations.

Washington DC

DC event on July 25 will be in 3 parts:

Part one: Demonstration @ UN Office
Start at 4:00pm, corner of 18th+K. We have requested road closure from DCDOT. Signs, slogans, use of bullhorns.

Part two: March to Rally
March starts at 5:15pm, East on K st one block, South on 17th st (march past WH w/o stopping), Enter Constitutional Gardens at 17th + Constitution St.

Part three: Rally at National Mall Constitution Gardens (on 19th + Constitution)
Speakers:
Jody Williams, Nobel Laureate
Mehrangiz Kar, Human Rights Lawyer
Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch, Deputy Director of Middle East and North Africa Division
Parisa Saeb, Human Rights Activist
Dariush, Prominent Iranian Singer and Social Activist

For more information, contact info@united4iran.org.

Samah Choudhury contributed to this post

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12 thoughts on “Global Day of Action for Iran this Saturday

  1. I condemned the Iranian authorities behaviour against people in Iran. But why Amnesty International and other Iranian staff who work in Amnesty international are avoiding to talk about Ahwazi situation.
    Iranian regime usually killed, torturing many Ahwazi. However, amnest and other organisation never speak about that situation and other non_ persian situation in Iran like Ahwazi Arab.
    in fact, that behaviour of Amnesty makes alot of question for mae.
    Freedom for AlAhwaz

  2. I condemned the Iranian authorities behaviour against people in Iran. But why Amnesty International and other Iranian staff who work in Amnesty international are avoiding to talk about Ahwazi situation.
    Iranian regime usually killed, torturing many Ahwazi. However, amnest and other organisation never speak about that situation and other non_ persian situation in Iran like Ahwazi Arab.
    in fact, that behaviour of Amnesty makes alot of question for mae.
    Freedom for AlAhwaz

  3. Hi Kamil.

    I just wanted to respond to your comment. I needed to know after your post what Amnesty has said and I have found this in their 2009 Annual report.
    http://thereport.amnesty.org/en/regions/middle-ea

    I hope that as the citizens learn to stand, they will reach to their brothers and sisters as well….

    In peace.

  4. Hi Kamil.

    I just wanted to respond to your comment. I needed to know after your post what Amnesty has said and I have found this in their 2009 Annual report.
    http://thereport.amnesty.org/en/regions/middle-ea

    I hope that as the citizens learn to stand, they will reach to their brothers and sisters as well….

    In peace.

  5. Hi Kamil.

    I just wanted to respond to your comment. I needed to know after your post what Amnesty has said and I have found this in their 2009 Annual report.
    http://thereport.amnesty.org/en/regions/middle-ea

    I hope that as the citizens learn to stand, they will reach to their brothers and sisters as well….

    In peace.

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  7. We have been AI members for over 30 years and feel sickened by what this organization has become. Shame on AI for colluding with the CIA front organization United 4 Iran in promoting this anti-Iranian government rally, an action which is clearly "meddling" in the affairs of a sovereign country.
    This outrage is coupled with your "sponsoring" of a bogus organization in collusion with the singer Leonard Cohen, created purportedly to fund "peace" organizations in Israel and Palestine, but really to undermine the successful program of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and justify Cohen's appearance in an apartheid state,again violating its own oath of neutrality.
    We withdraw our membership from Amnesty International.

  8. We have been AI members for over 30 years and feel sickened by what this organization has become. Shame on AI for colluding with the CIA front organization United 4 Iran in promoting this anti-Iranian government rally, an action which is clearly “meddling” in the affairs of a sovereign country.
    This outrage is coupled with your “sponsoring” of a bogus organization in collusion with the singer Leonard Cohen, created purportedly to fund “peace” organizations in Israel and Palestine, but really to undermine the successful program of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and justify Cohen’s appearance in an apartheid state,again violating its own oath of neutrality.
    We withdraw our membership from Amnesty International.

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