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Topics of the day:

1. Fwd: Aug. 5 IHRWG Vigil in NYC
2. NY/IHRWG/August 11

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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 18:30:20 EDT
From: KPGBT@AOL.COM
Subject: Fwd: Aug. 5 IHRWG Vigil in NYC

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From: sassan@sarnoff.com
Subject: Aug. 5 IHRWG Vigil in NYC
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Last Wednesday, August 5, 1999, local members of IHRWG organized a vigil
in support of human rights in Iran. The vigil was held from 4:00 PM to
7:00 PM, in front of the IRI Mission to the UN. About 35 people attended
the vigil.

Banners and signs in support of Human rights were held. Periodically,
slogans were chanted in support of human rights in Iran. Slogans
included demands to free the arrested students and activists, to
end violence against women and religious minorities and to bring
to justice those involved in the murders of dissidents.

The vigil was closed by reading out the IHRWG demands (as listed
below) and thanking the participants on behalf of the group.

The IHRWG demands:

1 - a. The unconditional release of all of those who have been arbitrarily
arrested;

b. open and fair trials for all of those arrested activists who have
been charged with any criminal acts.

2 - a. A thorough investigation (conforming with international human rights
standards) into the attack on student dormitories at Tehran University
on July 8 which resulted in deaths, injuries, and arrests of
the students;

b. the public disclosure of the results of above investigation, including
release of the number and names of all those killed and detained all
over Iran;

c. that those responsible for these attacks be brought to justice in
open and fair trials.

3 - The unconditional return of the bodies of all those killed in the
recent unrests to their families.

4 - a. The full disclosure of the results of the investigations into the
killing of dissidents (Forouhar, Eskandari-Forouhar, Mokhtari,
Pouyandeh and Sharif) by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence;

b. the full disclosure of the number, names and rank of the agents
who have been under investigation in relation to those killings;

c. open and fair trial of the agents involved in those killings.

5 - Control and dismantling of paramilitary and extra judiciary groups
who have been terrorizing the public.


Sassan


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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 18:40:30 EDT
From: KPGBT@AOL.COM
Subject: NY/IHRWG/August 11

Hi all,

40 people attended ihrwg's first demonstration in NY. The second one will be
held on
August 11 in the same place. 622, 3rd Avenue [between 40th and 41st Street].
Please drop me an e-mail if you are planning to attend.

regards

Kourosh Parsa
ps. Please forrward this message as widely as possible.

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C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N

Vigils in support of HR in Iran


The Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG) is calling on all
concerned groups and individuals to participate in a weekly vigil
in support of the fundamental human rights of the Iranian people.
Human Rights violations in Iran have intensified following the
peaceful demonstration of students demanding freedom of press
among other things.

The IHRWG is gravely concerned about the treatment of detainees,
as there are strong indications that a number of student leaders were
tortured in an effort to extract false confessions out of them.
Moreover, the IHRWG believes that the lives of many of the people
arrested are in danger, as senior government officials have called
for them to be tried on charges of "corruption on earth" and
"fighting God", both of which carry the death penalty.

The IHRWG calls for the weekly vigils to be held in front of the
IRI Mission to the UN (622 Third Ave. between 40th and 41st streets)
from 4:00 to 7:00 PM every Wednesday, until the following demands
have been met by the Iranian government.

The IHRWG demands:

1 - a. The unconditional release of all of those who have been arbitrarily
arrested;

b. open and fair trials for all of those arrested activists who have
been charged with any criminal acts.

2 - a. A thorough investigation (conforming with international human rights
standards) into the attack on student dormitories at Tehran University
on July 8 which resulted in deaths, injuries, and arrests of
the students;

b. the public disclosure of the results of above investigation, including
release of the number and names of all those killed and detained all
over Iran;

c. that those responsible for these attacks be brought to justice in
open and fair trials.

3 - The unconditional return of the bodies of all those killed in the
recent unrests to their families.

4 - a. The full disclosure of the results of the investigations into the
killing of dissidents (Forouhar, Eskandari-Forouhar, Mokhtari,
Pouyandeh and Sharif) by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence;

b. the full disclosure of the number, names and rank of the agents
who have been under investigation in relation to those killings;

c. open and fair trial of the agents involved in those killings.

5 - Control and dismantling of paramilitary and extra judiciary groups
who have been terrorizing the public.

We also remind the IRI of its obligations, as a signatory, to respect
the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR),
which include the right to life, freedom from torture, cruel and
inhumane and degrading punishment, and freedom of opinion and
expression.

We ask you to show your support for human rights in Iran by simply
gathering in front of the IRI mission to UN at the above address
for three hours a week. Banners and slogans will be restricted
to the above demands and support of human rights in general.

Iranian Human Rights Working Group
http://www.ihrwg.org

IHRWG
P.O. Box 2422
Portland, OR. 97208
USA.

For more information on the vigils, call (732) 728-9627.

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