Unite for Human Rights in Iran on February 11th

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Iranian authorities have committed horrific abuses in the aftermath of the disputed presidential elections last June. Several months later, human rights in Iran remain under attack and the level of repression reaches a breaking point.

Several important events in the Iranian political calendar from the end of January through late March make this threat imminent, most notably the “Victory of the Revolution” day on February 11, 2010, marking the 31st anniversary of the fall of the Iranian monarchy and the return of Ayatollah Khomeini from exile in France in 1979.

Given the importance of February 11th for Iranians, we are calling on our members and the public to unite in the blogosphere to show support and solidarity for those suppressed voices in Iran. During our “Unite for Human Rights in Iran” bloggers day, we are encouraging everyone to publicize the ongoing dire human rights situation in Iran and call for the protection of those arrested or detained from torture or other ill-treatment. Moreover, we urge you to highlight the need to release prisoners of conscience and those convicted after unfair trials.

Opposition leaders are calling for supporters to peacefully demonstrate on February 11th. The Iranian authorities attempt to thwart protests has already led to the expedited executions of Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour, convicted of moharebeh or “enmity against God” and for being members of a banned anti-revolutionary political group last week.   It is also expected that nine other protesters sentenced to death for their participation in the post-presidential election protests will be swiftly executed prior to February 11th day in order to further intimidate and silence the opposition.

The executions are clearly a sign of the government’s frustration to end the protests. There are fears that the government might engage in the kind of cleansing that it did between 1980 and 1988, when it executed more than 3,000 political prisoners.

- Hadi Ghaemi, the executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

AI activists protest against the post-election violence in Iran. July 25, 2009 ©Amnesty International

AI activists protest against the post-election violence in Iran. July 25, 2009 ©Amnesty International

We are calling for strong international condemnation of human rights violations in Iran. As the United Nation’s prepares for its Universal Periodic Review in mid-February, focusing attention on the need for a strong report condemning human rights abuses in Iran by the Human Rights Council is also critical.

Help us raise the voices of those calling for freedom and justice inside Iran. Stand with the people of Iran on February 11th!

Stand with us to ensure that Victory of the Revolution Day signifies an end to these abuses!

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20 thoughts on “Unite for Human Rights in Iran on February 11th

  1. It is time to enforce human rights in Iran! The Iranian people deserve better than this!

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  3. It is time to enforce human rights in Iran! The Iranian people deserve better than this!

  4. We fight for our freedom, help us to show the real face of iranian goverment, it's time to change

  5. We fight for our freedom, help us to show the real face of iranian goverment, it’s time to change

  6. India and other countries achieved the impossible, freedom, democracy, respect of human righrts, with persistence, and peaceful and continous protests. Many people underestimate the power of the spoken word. Archbishop Tutu has a wonderful message for the Iranian people, in his book, God Has A Dream. Tyrants and tyrannies are doomed, because they are in direct opposition to the laws of the universe, the laws of God, whichever way we choose to call HIM. These laws are that human beings are created equal, that they have dignity, they have the right to be happy,BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE, THEY ARE FREE. Have faith, because I have seen faith move mountains and pray, pray, pray.

  7. India and other countries achieved the impossible, freedom, democracy, respect of human righrts, with persistence, and peaceful and continous protests. Many people underestimate the power of the spoken word. Archbishop Tutu has a wonderful message for the Iranian people, in his book, God Has A Dream. Tyrants and tyrannies are doomed, because they are in direct opposition to the laws of the universe, the laws of God, whichever way we choose to call HIM. These laws are that human beings are created equal, that they have dignity, they have the right to be happy,BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE, THEY ARE FREE. Have faith, because I have seen faith move mountains and pray, pray, pray.

  8. I feel really disgusted on how such regimes can still exist in nowadays world. What has been happening to Iran for decades is totally unacceptable and I think the international community should finally propose a strong reaction to such happenings…if we really want to create a better world for anyone in the future, this could be a first, significant step forward!

  9. I feel really disgusted on how such regimes can still exist in nowadays world. What has been happening to Iran for decades is totally unacceptable and I think the international community should finally propose a strong reaction to such happenings…if we really want to create a better world for anyone in the future, this could be a first, significant step forward!

  10. DEMONSTRATION IN OSLO: Human Rights in Iran NOW!

    Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Location: Eidsvollsplass 1, Stortinget (in front of the Norwegian Parliament)

    JOIN AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (www.iranhr.net) IN OSLO TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH THE IRANIAN PEOPLE:

    Since the Islamic revolution in 1979 the Iranian people have been living under fear, persecution, gender apartheid, torture and execution. This year at the 31th anniversary of the revolution people of Iran are going on the streets to say :”enough is enough! No more gender apartheid, No more persecutions, No more torture, No more forced confessions and No more executions!” On the eve of the 31th anniversary of teh Iranian revolution we will gather in Oslo to show solidarity with the Iranian men and women and say: “Human Rights for Iran NOW!”

    Also join our facebook group:

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=35296572378&ref=ts

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  12. While I support human rights around the world, the problem in Iran is a direct result of the pressure that country is facing from the West. Never ending sanctions and the constant threats of military action are placing the Iranian government in a corner, resulting in more oppression of the civilian population. Regimes flourish under these conditions.

    This appeal should included a sustained campaign requesting the US administration refrain from threatening Iran and instead pay attention to the abysmal state of human rights in the United States. Once the US agrees to abide by international conventions such as the International Criminal Court and to stop its imperialistic ambitions, and displays a commitment to human rights, only then will it be regarded as having any credibility. This is where Amnesty International should focus its efforts.

  13. While I support human rights around the world, the problem in Iran is a direct result of the pressure that country is facing from the West. Never ending sanctions and the constant threats of military action are placing the Iranian government in a corner, resulting in more oppression of the civilian population. Regimes flourish under these conditions.

    This appeal should included a sustained campaign requesting the US administration refrain from threatening Iran and instead pay attention to the abysmal state of human rights in the United States. Once the US agrees to abide by international conventions such as the International Criminal Court and to stop its imperialistic ambitions, and displays a commitment to human rights, only then will it be regarded as having any credibility. This is where Amnesty International should focus its efforts.

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  15. I feel that Amnesty is being politicaly used in the cpmpain against Iran preceding a military attack by the US and Isreal ..this compain would be a preparation of the ground.
    khamenei said it and deliver it a "punch in the mouth" directed to the US, Britain and Isreal by showing the public support ..the thousands of people that march for the revolution today.. thus discrediting compains like yours..
    In the other hand we can see how "opposition" protests turn into riots and violents acts..while Amnesty still endorse those acts and support such groups…!!

  16. I feel that Amnesty is being politicaly used in the cpmpain against Iran preceding a military attack by the US and Isreal ..this compain would be a preparation of the ground.
    khamenei said it and deliver it a “punch in the mouth” directed to the US, Britain and Isreal by showing the public support ..the thousands of people that march for the revolution today.. thus discrediting compains like yours..
    In the other hand we can see how “opposition” protests turn into riots and violents acts..while Amnesty still endorse those acts and support such groups…!!

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