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Call to Action: 20 June – International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran

20 June is the anniversary of mass executions of political prisoners in Iran in 1981. It is also the date on which Neda Agha Soltan was killed during the 2009 uprisings in Iran. On 20 June 2011, the date was designated as the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran, and more than 50 cities around the world came out to demand the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Iran.

On 20 June 2012, organizers again call for global demonstrations to support political prisoners in Iran. In addition to the essential demands of the day’s action, we will urge the European Parliament and the UN to officially recognize 20 June as the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran.

The demands of the 20 June action are as follows:

1. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Iran.

2. We demand a halt to all current execution sentences, and a halt to issuing further such sentences by the Islamic judiciary system in Iran.

3. We demand that the Islamic regime of Iran must be isolated politically and diplomatically on an international level, and their diplomats and delegates must be expelled from all international organizations, including the United Nations, and especially the UN Commission on the Status of Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

4. We demand the closure of the embassies and offices of the Islamic regime of Iran.

We call honorable people worldwide to join us on 20 June to raise a global demand for the immediate and unconditional release of political prisoners in Iran!

The list of participating cities is below; organizations or individuals interested in participating in an existing event should contact the organizer. Those interested in organizing a new event in their city for 20 June should contact Shiva Mahbobi (shiva.mahbobi@gmail.com) or Maria Rohaly (maria.rohaly@gmail.com) to add their even to the list of participating cities.

AUSTRIA
Vienna
Place: Innerestadt-Stephanplatz -Stock im Eisen-platz nr 3
Date: 20 juni
Time: 16-18 Uhr
Organizer: Kundgebungs Aktion gegen Politische Gefangenen im Iran!

CANADA
Vancouver
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: forthcoming
Place: forthcoming
Organiser: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

Toronto
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 17:00 – 20:00
Place: Mel Lastman Square
Contact: Shadi Paveh 613-453-8578
Organiser: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)-Canada

GERMANY
Hamburg
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: forthcoming
Contact: Pedram Rezazadeh 017648325613
Nazanin Borumand : 01724044323
Organiser: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

Köln
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: forthcoming
Place: forthcoming
Organiser: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

Frankfurt
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 15:00 -18:00
Place: An der Hauptwache (Zeil)
Contacts: Roya Bahraini: Royabahrini@gmail.de; 015773518300; Mahmoud Ghayedi: 01637907946
Organizer: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

Mainz
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 16:00 -19:00
Place: Neubrunenplatz
From 19:00 – panel discussion on political prisoners in Iran and Middle East
Contact: Heshmat Tavakoli, Tel: 01791178987
Organiser: Linkswärts e.v. iranischeskulturzentrum e.v we DFG-VK

Munich
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 17:45 – 18:45
Place:Neuhauser Str. 8, 80331 München
Organizer: Munich Association for Freedom in Iran (Münchener Verein für die Freiheit im Iran)

JAPAN
Tokyo
Date: 17 June 2012
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Place: Shinjuku-Mest area 4-16-13, MK bldg F2, Furita Roudou Kumiai
Speaker: Jamal Saberi
Contact: jjsaberi@yahoo.co.jp
Organiser: Free Them Now

NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam
Date: 23 June 2012
Time: 14:00-16:00
Place: Beursplein Amsterdam
Organiser: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

NORWAY
Oslo
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Place: Carl Johans Gate Nr. 22, in front of Parliament
Contact: Sarvar Kardar: sarvar.kardar@gmail.com; +47 (0) 4133 3268
Organizer: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)- Norway

SWEDEN
Jönkoping
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 11:00-13:00
Place: Jönkoping centrum
Contacts:
Seyed Ezatollah Rashmi: 0736561595
Arian Mirzolfaghari: zolfaghariarian4@gmail.com; 0046-700773423
Organiser: Mission Free Iran

Malmö
Date: 20 June 2012
Tie: 14:00 – 16:00
Place: Davidshallsbron
Contact: Farideh Arman 0046703638088
Organiser: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

UK
London
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 12:00 -14:00
Place: Trafalgar Square
Contact: Alireza Rashidi, 07712810675; Shiva Mahbobi, 07572356661
Organizer: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)-UK

USA
New York City
Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 11am-4pm
Activities to include a teach-in on the relationship between political imprisonment and society’s 99 percent.
Place: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and 1st Ave
Contact: Maria Rohaly: maria.rohaly@gmail.com; (240) 812-9234
Organizer: Mission Free Iran is organizing the 20 June event in New York City in coordination with Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran, hand in hand with cooperating organizations and activists, including Unity for Democracy and Justice in Iran, Women’s Alliance for Change in Iran, Action for Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East. Other groups interested in helping to organize for this event are welcome to join in this effort.

New York City
Date: 23 June 2012
Time: 4pm
Place: Stevens Institute of Technology, Bissinger Room, 4th Floor, Howe Center, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken NJ
Contact: 718-309-1996

Philadelphia
Date: 20 June 2012
Place: Love Park
Contact: Gigi Nikpour, digiyaya@gmail.com
Organizer: Iranian Refugee Amnesty Network
Co-organiser: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

Washington, D.C.
Date: 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm
Place: Lafayette Park
Organizer: Unity for Democracy and Justice in Iran, Mission Free Iran, Action for Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East, Women’s Alliance for Change in Iran
Contact: maria.rohaly@gmail.com; (240) 812-9234

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