Sunday, July 16, 2006

Demonstration in support of political prisoners in Iran: July 16 in Los Angeles

Source: The committee for human rights and freedom of political prisoners in Iran-Southern California


The suppression of demonstrators in Azerbaijan, Khuzestan, and Kurdistan, the silencing of labor, women, and student movements and the vicious attacks on demonstrators throughout the past year, are all evidence of the ongoing and abhorrent human rights violations by the Islamic Republic of Iran. In such an atmosphere, Iran's democracy movement calls for the unity and support of people of conscience from around the world.


We support and welcome the suggestion of Akbar Ganji for a global hunger strike that demands the release of all political detainees from the Islamic Republic's jails, especially three prominent political prisoners namely: Ali Akbar Mousavi Khoeni, a leading activist in the student movement and former member of parliament, Dr Ramin Jahanbegloo, a philosopher, professor and public intellectual, and Mansour Osanloo, a prominent labor leader and executive director of the Worker's Syndicated Union. The hunger strike will be held from July 14 through July 16, 2006 in New York, in front of the United Nations.


We ask for the participation, support and solidarity of people from Iran and around the world who care about human rights.


In this respect, "The committee for human rights and freedom of political prisoners in Iran-Southern California" along with the students and other people who share our goal will take part in the protest organized on Sunday, July 16 in front of the Federal Building in Westwood, Los Angeles.



Demonstration at Federal Building-Westwood- Los Angeles

Time: Sunday, July 16 - From 4pm to 7pm

Location: Los Angeles, Westwood, in front of the Federal Building

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