The Islamic Republic of Iran, desperate and incapable of responding to the most basic demands of its people, has created an atmosphere of excessive terror to stop the nation from further calls for justice. The Islamic Republic, in addition to all other violations of human rights which it has committed against people of Iran during the last thirty years, has lately launched a series of brutal warrantless arrests, long term imprisonment for unspecified charges, and astronomically high bail. Worst of all it has executed without trial or even notification of either defense attorney or families of the victims.
The most recently of the executions is of one young man, Arash Rahmani Pour charged as a "mohareb" (one who fights against the God and His emissaries), terrorized the nation, especially the families of those who are in prison, since this charge is so vague that it could easily apply to anybody.
Although many people were charged with this offense these past thirty years, it is the first time that one is being executed for that charge. It is feared that this unprecedented charge, apparently supported by high ranking clerics supportive of the regime, will be the beginning of series of judicial murders which, if not stopped now, will lead to a massive slaughter.
The Solidarity Committee for Advancement of Democracy in Iran (SCADI) requests the immediate attention of the UNHRC to this important issue. Indeed, the situation in Iran, where the life of thousands of innocent people in various prisons and detention centers are threatened by arbitrary trials and coldblooded executions, requires extremely urgent measures to prevent the world from witnessing another catastrophe. Therefore, in addition to the routine UNHRC regular investigations, we urge the Secretary General of the United Nations to take all possible measures to save the lives of the innocent Iranians.
UN Human Rights Council has conducted its Universal Periodic Review of Iran on February 15-17. Since the lives of many of Iranian citizens are in immediate danger we demand that the Council:
sends a delegation to Iran to investigate the status of political prisoners
appoints a Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran
issues a strong warning to the Islamic Republic with a deadline.
Saturday February 20, 2010
6:30 -8 PM Vigil (Media is ONLY invited to this event)
Union Square, New York City
New York: Solidarity Committee for Advancement of Democracy in Iran
Vancouver: Neda for Freedom
Atlanta: People4Iran [February 19-21st, 2010]
Montreal: Committee to Defend Iranian people's struggle
Ottawa: Persian Cultural Association
San Francisco: caspianvoice.org
Los Angeles: Supporters of "Mournful Mothers" of Iran in LA
Dallas: Anjoman Ara Iran
The Solidarity Committee for the Advancement of Democracy in Iran was formed in 2009 to:
Dr. Kourosh Parsa
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