This Saturday, United For Iran is holding a Global Day for Action for
human rights and freedom of expression in Iran. SFT is helping to
promote the day of action in solidarity with the Iranian people.
Please see below for details of rallies taking place across the US.
GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
NEW YORK CITY
12:30pm - 2:00pm Rally at Times Square (41st St & 7th Ave)
2:00pm - 3:00pm March to United Nations (47th St & 1st Ave)
3:00pm - 5:00pm Rally at United Nations
Ken Roth (Human Rights Watch)
Hadi Ghaemi (International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran)
Solidarity events are also taking place in other cities around the
including Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle,
Dallas, and Los Angeles.
Check out the website to find an event near you!
The Global Day of Action is organized around the following core demands:
1. That the international community uphold the Iranian people’s human
rights as a matter of international concern, and that the UN Secretary
General should immediately appoint a delegation to travel to Iran to
investigate the fate of prisoners as well as many disappeared persons;
2. The immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners
and prisoners of conscience, including journalists, students, and
civil society activists;
3. An end to state-sponsored violence, and accountability for crimes
4. Freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, and freedom of press as
guaranteed by the Iranian constitution and Iran’s obligations under
international covenants it has signed.
Please check out United for Iran's website for more information.