Sunday, 6 December 2009

7 December - Iranian students rally in Iran for democratic change

London rally in solidarity with Iranian student, on 7 December, 11:00 am in Whitehall, opposite #10 Downing Street

Iranian pro-democracy movement activists inside and outside Iran are calling on people around the world to hold rallies in support of the Iranian dissidents on December 7.

In recent days, in a in a pre-emptive crackdown, Islamic Republic has been arresting and prosecuting students across the country, to discourage protests expected on National Student Day, December 7.

Some of the students have already been sentenced to prison terms or lashings. Other students have been expelled from their universities or subjected to university disciplinary procedures due to their alleged anti-regime activities.

The students were arrested or prosecuted for attending protests on November 4 when opposition staged demonstrations to coincide with a government-sponsored rally outside the closed U.S. Embassy.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported student arrests.  The NCRI, which is the "parliament in exile," called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to condemn the arrests and the increasing pressure on Iranian students.

Here in London, there will be a rally on Monday, 7 December at 11:00 am in Whitehall, Opposite #10 Downing Street to support of the Iranian students and their organised resistance.

Please attend and inform others to raise the voice of brave men and women who are fighting for their rights to be FREE.   

Day: Monday 7 December 2009

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Place: Whitehall, Opposite #10 Downing Street
Closest Tube Station: Westminster

Please tell everyone you know in London

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