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Tbilisi Joined the Global Protest Against a New Round of Executions in Iran | 5 August, 2010 Tbilisi, Georgia

Report submitted by Tiko Japaridze, co-organizer of the Tbilisi protests

Today, at 2 pm, around 30 people gathered in front of the Government of Georgia’s Chancellery to express their protest against death executions in Iran. The organizers prepared an open letter, which was signed by all protesters participating in the demonstration and was submitted to the President of Georgia, the Parliament of Georgia, the Gender Equality Council under the Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

In the open letter, protesters address the government of Georgia with a demand for putting pressure on IRI to stop stoning, death executions, torturing and persecutions of people, especially women and children, in Iran. The protesters intend to upload the open letter on various websites and collect even more signatures for sending to the above mentioned authorities.

As for the format of the protest, which lasted for 25 minutes, it had the shape of people lined up waiting for the execution of their death penalties. The central figure was a symbol of a woman to be stoned, wrapped in a white blanket and sitting on the ground surrounded by stones. Behind her, there was a sign saying ‘Death Row’ followed by protesters holding nametags of those people who are facing an imminent risk of executions in Iran. Some of the participants were also holding signs with the slogans condemning death executions in Iran and expressing solidarity to Iranian people.

Noteworthy, the number of female and male protesters was equal, which was a very pleasant fact for the participants of the demonstration since it emphasized the universality of the discontent against the violation of one of the most basic rights of humans – the right to life.

The organizers of the action as well as its participants hope that the reaction of Georgian government will be prompt and appropriate.

Several media companies provided the coverage of the protest:
Radio Liberty
Online Magazine: www.netgazeti.ge
Online News Website: www.civil.ge
Journal ‘Liberali’
Lobzhanidze’s blog

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Discussion

6 thoughts on “Tbilisi Joined the Global Protest Against a New Round of Executions in Iran | 5 August, 2010 Tbilisi, Georgia

  1. wir fordern alle Frieden initiativen Organisationen und
    freihaeitsliebenden Menchen in der Welt auf.

    Die Unterdrückung im Iran nicht schweigend mit anzusehen,
    Sondern mit allen Mitteln dieses Terrorregime zu verurteilen und
    Gemeinsam zu handeln.

    Die Menschenrechtsverletzungen im Iran kann mit weltweiten
    Protestaktionen gestoppt werden.

    mit Demonstrationen und Protestaktionen geben
    sich mühe auf die Situation der iranischen Bevölkerung hinzuweisen

    Diese öffentlichkeitsarbeit werden wir auch weiterhin betreiben
    die islamisch Regierung im Iran muss vollständig wirtschaftlich
    boykottiert und politisch isoliert werden

    Alle politischen Gefangen im Iran müssen Sofort Freigelassen
    werden

    Und die Hinrichtungen im Iran müssen gestoppt und
    verboten werden.

    Pressefreiheit im Iran und gleiche Rechte für Frauen
    müssen geschaffen und respektiert werden

    Posted by mahmoud nickpi | August 5, 2010, 4:20 pm
  2. Please tell me how to get protests going in Honolulu, Hawaii for your ILoveIran/FreeIran causes. Thank you.

    Posted by Diane A. | August 7, 2010, 9:07 pm
    • Diane! Thank you so much for asking!!! :)

      Here’s a good guide to get you started: https://missionfreeiran.org/2010/07/07/stand-up/

      After you read that, check out the event reports like the one you’ve seen here by the Georgian activists – there are event reports from all around the world and you can see the different things that people have done.

      Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any kind of help – maria.rohaly@gmail.com. Actually, we’d really like to stay in touch with you and work with you as part of our activist network. :) <3

      Warmest regards,
      Maria

      Posted by missionfreeiran | August 7, 2010, 11:54 pm

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