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Concerns of human rights violation in Iran

135 Signatures Goal: 250

Indeed, the atrocities committed against Iranian people after the presidential election of June 12 is really painful for every freedom loving human being throughout the world. The existing constitution of Iran guarantees all peaceful demonstrations. But, when millions of young Iranians, relying on that constitution, decided to demonstrate their objection to the widespread election fraud in a peaceful march with simple slogan of ‘where is my vote’, the repressive regime unleashed its revolutionary guards and paramilitary forces on these demonstrators with brutal force using teargas, clubs, and bullets. They attacked students in university dormitories and brutally injured hundreds of them. They arrested teachers and scholars, to stop the leaders of the democratic movement. According to the reports, boys and girls were tortured and raped in prisons to constrain them to leave their demands, which was nothing but freedom of speech. And as a last scene, they are now trying to terrorize the democratic activists and especially the academic community of Iran by show trials of Stalinist type. In order to defeat the democratic demands of Iranians, they are trying to suppress the academic movement, the pioneer of social movements in Iran, by expelling a large number of student activists from universities, forced retirement of the professors who supported the movement and changing subjects, literature and lecturers of human and social sciences programs. Indeed, the scientific and academic community of Iran is passing its most difficult moments. We, the members of the academic community of Sweden, wish to condemn these crimes and demand an end to repression of defenseless people and academics in Iran, as well as release of those students, journalists and political activists, imprisoned solely because of their peaceful protests. We ask United Nations Organization and all human rights organizations to condemn the human rights violations in Iran. We may draw these organizations’ attention to the fact that the continuation of the existing situations can lead to further painful consequences for Iranian people, especially young students and academicians. Reference 1: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8102873.stm Reference 2: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/08/13/un.iran.torture Reference 3: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/10/world/main5229665.shtml Reference 4: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/02/world/middleeast/02iran.html Cc: His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of United Nations 3 United Nations Plaza, New York NY, 10017, USA, Fax: 1-212 963-7055 His Excellency Koichiro Matsuuma, Director General, UNESCO 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07, France, Fax number: 33(0)145671690 Media (international, National, local) newspapers, radio/TV, websites

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Signatures

  • 3 years ago
    krsdcadshbe Iran, Islamic Republic of
    3 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    pier mariano Sweden
    5 years ago
  • 6 years ago
    Klas Sandell Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Hanno Essén Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Petter Marklund Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Mattias Gardell, PhD Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Gunnar Aronsson Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Jonas Olofsson United States
    6 years ago
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    Hannes Eisler Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Gunnar Tibert Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Cecilia Kallenberg Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Torsten Linders Sweden
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    Adam Lindhagen Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Anna Eisler Sweden
    6 years ago
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    Gunilla Berglund Sweden
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