Sunday, February 14, 2010

Silent Human and Civil Rights Violations Taking Place in Iran

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“Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.” Ralph Waldon Emerson – “A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda quotes. Iranian elections left millions with a struggle to make their vote count. The streets of Iran swelled with those who had tasted oppression one too many times, and had at once together dreamed of a better day, a better way of life. Their struggle came at a great cost, and many lost their lives, became incarcerated, were tortured, and beaten. But their struggle continues. On 11th of February, the Iranian regime celebrates the 31st anniversary of the revolution. Again the freedom loving people of Iran are planning to conquer the streets, to raise their voices, hoping it will reach the ears of those who can help. Help them reach that better day.

United4Iran London will hold a peaceful silent march in protest of the human and civil rights violations taking place in Iran, and to magnify the voices of those most needing and deserving to be heard. The march will take place on February 13th at 13:00 and start from Piccadilly Circus. 50 people will walk from Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square, where they will remain for up to half an hour, before proceeding to the North Terrace of the Trafalgar Square, where they will demonstrate until 16:00. The purpose of the march is to raise awareness for the continuing human rights violations against the peaceful protesters and members of the civil society and the press. This event is particularly relevant as Iran plans to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Republic, while protesters in Iran and around the world hope to draw attention to Iran’s failing human rights record. Please join us and on this Valentines weekend, why not give part of your heart to a people whose own government has forgotten.