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Peace and Freedom Caravans for Iran to greet Ahmadinejad at UN office in New York



The preliminary plan for the Iran Caravans at the UN
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Here are the preliminary details about the Peace and Freedom Caravans Gathering at the UN on Wednesday 23, 2009:


Place of Gathering: Dag Hammarsskjold Plaza, First Ave. and 47th St., Manhattan, New York


Time:  We plan to begin gathering in the a.m. of Wednesday 23rd and have full presence by no later than 1:00 p.m.


Please look for banners saying Peace and Freedom Caravans for Iran. Caravans are encouraged to have signs indicating Peace and Freedom Caravans for some of their banners.  


In solidarity with the people of Iran, Caravans will stand together along with all peaceful and freedom loving Iranians and Americans and all other world citizens on both Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 of September to protest the presence of Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad, and call for democracy, human rights, and the end of theocracy in Iran.  


UN Freedom Caravans for Iran


The Caravans for Peace and Freedom in Iran will gather at the United Nations on September 23-24 to support the Iranian people's demand for democracy and human rights and to protest the presence of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations.

Our compatriots in Iran are demanding freedom, democracy and human rights in a polity that reflects the will and guards the dignity of the Iranian people.   They have paid the ultimate price for freedom and human rights.  The loss of sons and daughters such as Neda, Sohrab, Taraneh, Parisa, Alireza and Kianoush in the recent protests is etched in every Iranian's heart.   Their sacrifice will not be in vain.  These great spirits' willingness to die rather than submit before fraud and force has reminded the world of the dignity and courage of the Iranian people.
Despite the grave breaches of human and civil rights, Iranians remain resolute in their commitment to freedom and human rights.  As with the peaceful mass demonstrations on 25th Khordad 1388 (15th June 2009) when millions throughout Iran protested against election fraud, we will continue to find creative and nonviolent ways to organize and protest to defend the dignity of the Iranian people.
Whether in gatherings of millions or hundreds, those of us who seek democracy and justice will continue to welcome and respect the views of fellow Iranians.  We have every confidence that, no matter what the diversity of views, Iranians everywhere will remain united by their common dream for democracy, freedom and human rights for all.
Inspired by the struggle, courage and determination of our compatriots inside Iran , Iranians around the world are united in our commitment to honor and heed the uprising of our brothers and sisters inside Iran . We see the promise of a new day dawning in Iran.


Having endured years of exile and separation from our motherland for rejecting and resisting tyranny and corruption of the Islamic Republic, we draw upon our national and global consciousness to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Iranian people in their nonviolent pursuit of freedom and human rights. 
We, the signatories of this statement, declare our solidarity and support for the Iranian people in their struggle for democracy and human rights and voice our opposition to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's expected presence at the United Nations annual gathering.   To this end, our caravans will gather in New York City on September 23 and 24 to witness and affirm our solidarity with our fellow compatriots before the world body.  In as much as human rights are a matter of global necessity, we ask all world citizens who believe in and seek freedom for themselves and others to join us in our just cause.  Together we will demand the immediate release of all political prisoners and call on the United Nations to establish a special rapporteur to investigate widespread human rights abuses in Iran.
In keeping with the spirit of democracy and global consciousness, we hope that Iranians and non-Iranians from around the world will lend this gathering their support. 


In the hope of meeting each other in the colorful caravans of peace and freedom for Iran gathering in New York City.


New Signatories added to the list below since the last update are:


Jamshid Anvar (Switzerland); Parastou Forouhar (Germany); Firuzeh Fouladi (Maryland); Farzad Hamidi (California), Darius Kadivar (France), Omid Khalili, Asad Moznabi (Canada), Kianoush Sanjari (Washington DC), Parviz Sayyad (California), Kourosh Sehati (Washington D.C.), Mahnaz Tabibnia (California), and Hassan Zarezadeh (Washington D.C.).



  1. Delnaz Abadi (California)

  2. Mohammad Abtahi (New Jersey)

  3. Janet Afary (California)

  4. Mona Afary (California)

  5. Nazanin Afshin Jam (Canada)

  6. Nahid Ahkami (New Jersey)

  7. Hamid Akbari (Illinois)

  8. Homaira Akbari (Washington DC)

  9. Simin Akbari (Ohio)

  10. Kazem Alamdari (California)

  11. Nasrin Almasi (Canada)

  12. Fariba Amini (Delaware)

  13. Mehdi Aminzadeh (California)

  14. Fereidoun Amir-Ebrahimi (England)

  15. Jamshid Anvar (Switzerland)

  16. Firouz Ardabili (California)

  17. Shahrzad Arshadi (Canada)

  18. Helen Asad (Canada)

  19. Fereidoon Ashena (California)

  20. Shabnam Assadollahi  (Canada)

  21. Fariba Attar (California)

  22. Mana Barari (New York)

  23. Babak Bina (California)

  24. Bahar Roxanna Bina  (California)

  25. Cyrus Bina (Minnesota)

  26. Haidargholi Boroomand (California)

  27. Ladan Boroumand (France)

  28. Pamela Chanitz (Florida)

  29. Reza Deghati (France)

  30. Kim Fanning (Massachusetts)

  31. Reza Fard (California)

  32. Nehzat Farnoodi (California)

  33. Mitra Forozesh Behnam (California)

  34. Parastou Forouhar (Germany)

  35. Faramarz Forouzandeh (California)

  36. Firuzeh Fouladi (Maryland)

  37. Iraj Ghahramanlou (Florida)

  38. Manuchehr Ghanbari (California)

  39. Shohreh Ghasemi (New York)

  40. Ramin Ghashghaei (California)

  41. Ezzat Ghoushegir (Illinois)

  42. Parivash Glazer (New York)

  43. Farzad Hamidi (California)

  44. Baharak Hebbi (Canada)

  45. Mehdi Hoveizi (Canada)

  46. Hossien Jafari (California)

  47. Nader Jahanfard (California)

  48. Zahra Joudi (New York)

  49. Iraj Javid (New Jersey)

  50. Darius Kadivar (France)

  51. Hossein Kazemi (Sweden)

  52. Pantea Kazemi (California)

  53. Sorrena Kazemi (Sweden)

  54. Stephan Kazemi (Canada)

  55. Masoud Kazemzadeh (Texas)

  56. Kyi May Kaung (Washington DC)

  57. Amir J. Keshavarz (Florida)

  58. Lucy Keshavarz (Florida)

  59. Maziar Keshavarz (Florida)

  60. Bahareh Keshavarz-Wolfs (Florida)

  61. Delaram Khaled (Arizona)

  62. Afsaneh Khalili (California)

  63. Bahram Khalili (California)

  64. Omid Khalili (California)

  65. Faramarz Khodayari (California)

  66. Mahvash Khorrami (Sweden)

  67. Azar Khounani (Illinois)

  68. Comy Kohanloo (Massachusetts)

  69. Aredshir Lotfalian (Maryland)

  70. Shahnaz Mahajer (United Kingdom)

  71. Manij Marashi (Illinois)

  72. Hassan Massali (Maryland)

  73. Ario Mashayekhi (Illinois)

  74. Mehrdad Mashayekhi (Washington D.C.)

  75. Pooran Mehdizadeh (California)

  76. Roya Mehrnoosh (Illinois)

  77. Arash Mohajerinejad (England)

  78. Reza Mohajerinejad (California)

  79. Naser Moheb (New Jersey)

  80. Marjan Moosavi (Virginia)

  81. Asad Moznabi (Canada)

  82. Amir Normandi (Illinois)

  83. Mina Mortezai (California)

  84. Shirindokht Nourmanesh (California)

  85. Bijan Mehr (Massachusetts)

  86. Akbar Moarefi (California)

  87. Fereshteh Molavi (Canada)

  88. Bahram Moshiri (California)

  89. Hossein Namdar (California)

  90. Ali Nasiri (California)

  91. Azita Omrani (California)

  92. Houshang Pakpour (California)

  93. Misagh Parsa (New Hampshire)

  94. Shahrnoush Parsipour (California)

  95. Naser Pol (California)

  96. Nosratollah Pourfathi (California)

  97. Leila Radan (California)

  98. Nasrin Rahimieh (California)

  99. Amir Raiisi (California)

  100. Fazi Riahi (Illinois)

  101. Maryam Riahi (Illinois)

  102. Sandra Robinson (Illinois)

  103. Fazlollah Rowhani (California)

  104. Mansooreh Saboori (Massachusetts)

  105. Sanam Salihian (California)

  106. Kianoush Sanjari (Washington DC)

  107. Parviz Sayyad (California)

  108. Kourosh Sehati (Washington DC)

  109. Khosrow Semnani (Utah)

  110. Masood Sepand (California)

  111. Behnaz Shahriari (Illinois)

  112. Behrouz Shahriari (Illinois)

  113. Sharareh Shohrokhi (California)

  114. Vida Soliemani  (California)

  115. Amir Soltani (Utah)

  116. Zachary Stickney (Utah)

  117. Iraj Tabibnia (California)

  118. Mahnaz Tabibnia (California)

  119. Shirin Tabibzadeh (California)

  120. John Tiffany (Florida)

  121. Nayereh Tohidi (California)

  122. Joella Trull (Florida)

  123. Reiner Wolfs (Florida)

  124. Touraj Zaim (California)

  125. Mohammad Zamani (New Jersey)

  126. Monir Zand (California)

  127. Hamid Zangeneh (Pennsylvania)

  128. Hassan Zarezadeh (Washington DC)

  129. Hasan Zerehi (Canada)

  130. Sahar Sima Zerehi (Canada)

  131. Mehdi Zolfaghari (California)


To include your name as a signatory, please contact one of the signatories or write to one of the

E-mails listed below:




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