Call to Action: 20 June – International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran

20 June is the anniversary of mass executions of political prisoners in Iran in 1981. It is also the date on which Neda Agha Soltan was killed during the 2009 uprisings in Iran. On 20 June 2011, the date was designated as the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran, and more than 50 cities around the world came out to demand the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Iran.

On 20 June 2012, organizers again call for global demonstrations to support political prisoners in Iran. In addition to the essential demands of the day’s action, we will urge the European Parliament and the UN to officially recognize 20 June as the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran.

The demands of the 20 June action are as follows:

1. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Iran.

2. We demand a halt to all current execution sentences, and a halt to issuing further such sentences by the Islamic judiciary system in Iran.

3. We demand that the Islamic regime of Iran must be isolated politically and diplomatically on an international level, and their diplomats and delegates must be expelled from all international organizations, including the United Nations, and especially the UN Commission on the Status of Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

4. We demand the closure of the embassies and offices of the Islamic regime of Iran.

We call honorable people worldwide to join us on 20 June to raise a global demand for the immediate and unconditional release of political prisoners in Iran!

The list of participating cities is below; organizations or individuals interested in participating in an existing event should contact the organizer. Those interested in organizing a new event in their city for 20 June should contact Shiva Mahbobi (shiva.mahbobi@gmail.com) or Maria Rohaly (maria.rohaly@gmail.com) to add their even to the list of participating cities.

NORWAY
Oslo
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Place: Carl Johans Gate Nr. 22, in front of Parliament
Contact: Sarvar Kardar: sarvar.kardar@gmail.com; +47 (0) 4133 3268
Organizer: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)- Norway

USA
New York City
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 11am-4pm
Activities to include art competition on the theme of political imprisonment, a teach-in on the relationship between political imprisonment and society’s 99 percent, statements from community leaders, protest marches in front of the UN, and musical and other performance pieces.
Place: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and 1st Ave
Contact: Maria Rohaly: maria.rohaly@gmail.com+1-240-595-2633
Organizer: Mission Free Iran is organizing the 20 June event in New York City in coordination with Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran, hand in hand with cooperating organizations and activists, including Unity for Democracy and Justice in Iran, Women’s Alliance for Change in Iran, Action for Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East. Other groups interested in helping to organize for this event are welcome to join in this effort.

Washington, D.C.
Date: 24 June 2012
Organizer: Unity for Democracy and Justice in Iran
Details forthcoming.

GERMANY
Mainz
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 16:00 -19:00
Place: Neubrunenplatz
From 19:00 – panel discussion on political prisoners in Iran and Middle East
Contact: Heshmat Tavakoli, Tel: 01791178987
Organiser: Linkswärts e.v. iranischeskulturzentrum e.v we DFG-VK

Frankfurt
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 15:00 -18:00
Place: An der Hauptwache (Zeil)
Contacts: Roya Bahraini: Royabahrini@gmail.de015773518300; Mahmoud Ghayedi:01637907946
Organizer: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)- Norway

SWEDEN
Jönkoping
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 11:00-13:00
Place: Jönkoping centrum
Contact: Arian Mirzolfaghari: zolfaghariarian4@gmail.com0046-700773423
Organiser: Mission Free Iran

UK
London
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 12:00 -14:00
Place: Trafalgar Square
Contact: Alireza Rashidi, 07712810675; Shiva Mahbobi, 07572356661
Organizer: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)-UK

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