The Campaign to Prosecute the Islamic Republic for Crimes Against Humanity presents: A Town Hall Meeting in New York to Denounce Murder, Torture, Rape, and Forced Confessions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
PLACE: Riverside Church, South Hall, 490 Riverside Drive, NYC, NY 10027
TIME: Saturday, September 26, 2009: 9AM-4PM (doors open @ 9:00am)
Speakers include (in English and Persian): Reza Baraheni, Hamid Dabashi, Mansour Farhang, Shahrnoush Parsipour, Ahmad Sadri, Abdolkarim Soroush, and others.
Musical Performance by Faramarz Aslani, KIOSK's Arash Sobhani, and …
Systematic repression by the Islamic Republic has now become so explicit that even Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader who is chiefly responsible for these crimes, has acknowledged the widespread torture and murder of Iranians at Tehran University's dormitories and Kahrizak Detention Center. The military and paramilitary forces of the Islamic Republic have openly murdered Iranian citizens. But instead of putting those responsible for these crimes on trial, the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic has arrested, incarcerated, tortured, and raped the brave men and women of the country while holding them in solitary confinement.
Even if the earlier crimes of the Islamic Republic are excluded from consideration, those committed in the aftermath of the June 2009 presidential election alone provide ample evidence to prosecute Iranian authorities for crimes against humanity.
All the leaders of the Green Movement have repeatedly demanded that those responsible for these crimes be put on trial. This demand has become so pervasive that even Ali Khamenei, the principal person responsible for plotting and implementing these crimes, has publicly declared that they will be officially investigated.
But we believe it is futile to expect the unjust courts of the Islamic Republic to redress these injustices. We have therefore launched the Campaign to Prosecute the Islamic Republic for Crimes Against Humanity, an initiative that has attracted thousands of signatures by Iranians from around the globe. This campaign seeks to help bring to justice those responsible for incarcerating, torturing, and raping innocent Iranians, who have done nothing but express their democratic aspirations for their homeland.
The Campaign invites all concerned citizens to join a town hall meeting on September 26, 2009 to discuss these crimes and bring them to the attention of the world at large.
* NO TO ECONOMIC SANCTIONS OR MILITARY STRIKES AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF IRAN!
* YES TO PROSECUTING THE ISLAMIC REPUBIC
FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!
Signatories: Ervand Abrahamian, Hooman Afshar, Ali Afshari, Reza Afshari, Mastooreh Ahmadzadeh, Massih Alinejad, Ali Akbar-Mehdi, Fariba Amini, Mohammad Arasi, Taghi Asadi, Dariush Ashuri, Faramarz Aslani, Touraj Atabaki, Ayandeh Azad, Ali Banuazizi, Reza Baraheni, Hossein Bastani, Asef Bayat, Sohrab Behdad, Reza Borghani-Farahani, Mohammad Borgheie, Mehrzad Borujerdi, Hamid Dabashi, Kamran Dadkhah, Shirindokht Daghighian, Sussan Deihim, Mohammad Eghtedari, Reza Fani-Yazdi, Rana Farhan, Mansour Farhang, Nehzat Farnoudi, Mehdi Fatapour, Ali Ferdosi, Akbar Ganji, Hadi Ghaemi, Ali Akbar Ghanbari, Firouz Ghoreishi, Ramazan Haji-Mashadi, Ali Asghar Hajseyedjavadi, Abdolhossein Harati, Hooshang Hasanyari, Nader Hashemi, Ata Hodashtian, Roya Irani, Ramin Jahanbeigloo, Mehdi Jami, Mahin Jazani, Nasser Kakhsaz, Abdi Kalantari, Hossein Kamaly, Kazem Kardavani, Behzad Karimi, Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Kiyan Katouzian, Ali Keshtgar, Behrouz Khaligh, Mehdi Khanbaba-Tehrani, Mansour Koushan, Nikahang Kowsar, Massoud Mafan, Mojtaba Mahdavi, Hasan Makaremi, Omid Memarian, Roozbeh Mirebrahimi, Valentine Moghaddam, Majid Mohammadi, Ebrahim Nabavi, Hasan Naebhashem, Shahin Najafi, Shirin Neshat, Mohammad Reza Nikfar, Nikzad Nojoumi, Farhad Nomani, Mehdi Nourbakhsh, Bagher Parham, Sharnoush Parsipour, Mehran Rad, Mostafa Rokhsefat, Ahmad Sadri, Mahmoud Sadri, Shahla Salehpour, Faraj Sarkouhi, Massoud Shabafrouz, Massoumeh Shafiei, Bijan Shahmoradi, Karim Shambayati, Arash Sobhani, Ebrahim Soltani, Farhad Soufi, Farzin Vahdat, Soheila Vahdati, Mohsen Yalfani, Behzad Yaghmaian, Hasan Zerehi, Hossein Ziaei
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