Protest Announcements, Solidarity with Refugees

March from Greece to Turkey to Demand Rights for Iranian Refugees, and Refugees Worldwide

Iranian refugees in Greece and Turkey are in the midst of an ongoing crisis – a crisis that governments and the UN have refused to respond to effectively.

They are faced with imprisonment, harassment from national authorities, threats from the Islamic Republic’s agents, and an utter lack of protection or effective advocacy from the UN’s Refugee Agency.

They suffer from poverty, and the wintertime is already here, posing additional severe threats to the health of refugees. It is time that the rest of the world stand up and demand that the rights of Iranian asylum-seekers – and all those seeking refuge worldwide – be upheld immediately:

ASYLUM!
PROTECTION!
NO FORCED RETURN!

No asylum-seeker should weaken their voice by hunger strike or suicidal behavior. We call all asylum-seekers to stand with us from a positon of strength, not self-imposed weakness, and demand your rights loudly.

The following events are being held by various organizers in support of Iranian asylum-seekers in Greece and Turkey. Each has been organized independently and so their literature and the targets of their demands may vary somewhat from those of Mission Free Iran.

BERLIN, GERMANY
Date: October 31
Time: 2pm
Place: Wittenbergplatz 3
Organizers: Sohela Jandi & Petra Plötz
Contact: dr.jandi@snafu.de
Facebook event

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Date: October 28
Place: Greek Embassy
Organizers: Intenational Federation for Iranian Refugees

SAN FRANCISCO, USA
Date: October 31
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Greek Consulate General – San Francisco: 2441 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Action: Protest
Organizer: Laleh Gillani
Contact: Laleh Gillani @ facebook

WASHINGTON DC, USA
Date: October 31
Action: Protest march down Embassy Row, from the Embassy of Greece to the Embassy of Turkey.
Time: 1pm
Place: Start at Greek Embassy (2217 Massachusetts Ave NW) with march to Turkish Embassy (2525 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC)
Organizers: Mission Free Iran
Contact: maria.rohaly@gmail.com
Facebook event

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2 thoughts on “March from Greece to Turkey to Demand Rights for Iranian Refugees, and Refugees Worldwide

  1. Down with mullahs regime= FREE IRAN

    Posted by ray | October 28, 2010, 6:10 pm

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