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June 12 rally in Los Angles in Support of Human Rights in Iran

Press Release by June 12 Coalition Organizing Committee, Los Angeles

Global Day of Action in Support of Human Rights in Iran, on the Anniversary of the Disputed Presidential Election

'Rallies Planned in More Than 79 Cities around the World'

Los Angeles Rally on June 12
6/12/10 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Westwood, Federal Building, Los Angeles, CA

WHAT: To mark one year of crackdown and blatant human rights abuses since the disputed presidential election on June 12th, we are coordinating a global day of action in partnership with wide range of local, students,  online groups, prominent NGOs,  activists, concerned citizens, and many others. 79+ cities - ranging from Berlin to Bahrain and Tokyo to Cairo - have already committed to hosting events.

In addition, on June 10-12, mobile billboards will be circling key cities around the world including Los Angeles ( mobile billboard will be circulating for 8 hours on June 12th ), London, and Johannesburg (during the world cup!). During the week of June 12, & Balatarin are partnering to stream events live and uploaded videos of the week's activities from around the world.

WHY: The Iranian government continues to commit human rights violations by arbitrary arrest, torture, rape and killing of its citizens. Last month the world heard the sudden news of executions of five activists and political prisoners, 4 of them Kurd and all five were denied fair trials.  Many others who were just asking for their votes to be counted have been arrested and some have been sentenced to death.   There is a fear that in the run up to the first anniversary of the last year disputed presidential election; the government could carry more executions in attempt to intimate people.   So on this day we are demanding the following:
  1. Abrogation of the execution of all political prisoners & Prisoners of Conscience.
  2. Free all political prisoners / prisoners of Conscience with no exception or pre-condition.
  3. Upholding the UN Human Rights Declaration and respecting Civil and democratic rights of the people of Iran.

WHO: The day's sponsors include:

United4IRAN, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders, Nobel Women's Initiative, LDDHI: Iranian League for the Defense of Human Rights, Pen International, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran , Physicians for Human Rights, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Baha'i International Community, Society for Human Rights in Iran Southern California, Supporters of Mourning Mothers LA, Society for Democracy in Iran LA, Activist Of  One Million Signature Campaign In California, Baraye Zendegi Anti Execution Initiative

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