Date: Sunday 23 June 2013
Place: Lafayette Park
Organizers: Mission Free Iran & Unity for Democracy and Justice in Iran
Coordinator, Mission Free 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 2013, 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!