'Rallies Planned in More Then 45 Cities Around the World'

By —— Bio and Archives July 16, 2009

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WHAT: Rallies in over 45 cities around the world in support of civil rights and human rights for the Iranian people; calling for an end to abuse of power in Iran, stopping the imprisonment, torture and killing; peace and justice for all. 

WHY: Since the contested elections in Iran, on June 12th, hundreds of thousands of people have participated in demonstrations around the globe.  Mounting outrage driven by video of Neda’s death has sparked global solidarity with the people of Iran. New media has played an historic role in becoming Iran’s lifeline to the world. Technology is now galvanizing support around the globe for the men and women of Iran. Overwhelmingly driven by women and youth, a Global Day of Action was organized.

WHEN: Saturday, July 25th

WHERE: Rallies scheduled in Europe, Asia, Latin America and in the U.S. Check united4Iran.org for a full list of participating cities.

WHO: The rallies are endorsed by major international human rights organizations, including: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, Reporters without Borders, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Nobel Women’s Initiative, Peacejam, and Physicians for Human Rights

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