The Campaign to Prosecute the Islamic Republic
for Crimes Against Humanity presents:
A Town Hall Meeting to Denounce Murder, Torture, Rape, and Forced Confessions in the Islamic Republic of Iran
TIME: Saturday, September 26, 2009: 9AM-4PM (doors open @ 9:00am)
PLACE: Riverside Church, South Hall, 490 Riverside Drive, New York City (near the 116 Street 1 and 9 trains)
Speakers include (in English and Persian): Reza Baraheni, Hamid Dabashi, Mansour Farhang, Shahrnoush Parsipour, Ahmad Sadri, Abdolkarim Soroush, and others.
Musical Performance by Faramarz Aslani, KIOSK, and …
Systematic repression by the Islamic Republic has now become so explicit that even Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader who is chiefly responsible for these crimes, has acknowledged the widespread torture and murder of Iranians at Tehran University’s dormitories and Kahrizak Detention Center. The military and paramilitary forces of the Islamic Republic have openly murdered Iranian citizens. But instead of putting those responsible for these crimes on trial, the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic has arrested, incarcerated, tortured, and raped the brave men and women of the country while holding them in solitary confinement.
Even if the earlier crimes of the Islamic Republic are excluded from consideration, those committed in the aftermath of the June 2009 presidential election alone provide ample evidence to prosecute Iranian authorities for crimes against humanity.
All the leaders of the Green Movement have repeatedly demanded that those responsible for these crimes be put on trial. This demand has become so pervasive that even Ali Khamenei, the principal person responsible for plotting and implementing these crimes, has publicly declared that they will be officially investigated.
But we believe it is futile to expect the unjust courts of the Islamic Republic to redress these injustices. We have therefore launched the Campaign to Prosecute the Islamic Republic for Crimes Against Humanity, an initiative that has attracted thousands of signatures by Iranians from around the globe. This campaign seeks to help bring to justice those responsible for incarcerating, torturing, and raping innocent Iranians, who have done nothing but express their democratic aspirations for their homeland.
The Campaign invites all concerned citizens to join a town hall meeting on September 26, 2009 to discuss these crimes and bring them to the attention of the world at large.
* NO TO ECONOMIC SANCTIONS OR MILITARY STRIKES AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF IRAN!
* YES TO PROSECUTING THE ISLAMIC REPUBIC
FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!
For updates see: www.strike4iran.com
Tue. 22 September 6:30pm – “Iran Alive”
47th St. & 2nd Ave.
Art installation and performance dedicated to the people of Iran. A short film projected on a 300-person human screen with audio featuring recorded messages from Iranians inside Iran.
Wed. 23 September
12:30pm – Rally outside the Iran mission to the United Nations
40th St. & 3rd Ave.
The Iran mission serves as Ahmadinejad’s NYC headquarters when he visits the United Nations. Ahmadinejad will be meeting with allies throughout the week, so this is a chance to make our strong presence felt.
3:00pm – Procession to the United Nations Plaza
Walk north on 3rd Ave. to 47th St., and east into the main rally area.
4:00pm – Rally outside the United Nations Building
Enter from 2nd Ave. & 47th St.
Ahmadinejad is to speak before the UN General Assembly around 5:00pm; our rally will last the duration of his speech.
Thu. 24 September 10:30am – March with the Green Scroll across the Brooklyn Bridge
Gather at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn.
For a downloadable flier for this event, click here (pdf)
Thu. 24 September – Music for Iran, social event fundraiser
Location and time TBA
Call upon the international community to support human rights in Iran and reject the policies of military aggression and economic starvation. Say no to torture, killings, and rape. Say yes to freedom of speech and assembly. End the show trials. Free all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, and hold the real criminals accountable. Remember Neda and Sohrab, and all the victims of state violence. Oppose war and economic sanctions.
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