Thursday, July 23, 2009

United for Iran: Rally in Support of the Iranian People

On Saturday, July 25th, from 4- 7 p.m. there will be a rally in support of the Iranian people in Washington, D.C. The evening will begin with a protest at the UN offices in DC at 18th and K NW, will continue with a march past the White House, and will end at the National Mall between 4th and 7th for rally.

"[The rally will show] support of the Iranian people and in condemnation of the human rights abuses being committed by the Iranian government. United4Iran does not promote any political agenda; our only aim is to support the people of Iran in their struggle for democracy, freedom and basic human rights."

Guest Speakers for the Event Include:

Mehrangiz Kar: Distinguished Human Rights Lawyer & Activist
Jody Williams: Noble Peace Prize Laureate
Joe Stork: Human Rights Watch, Middle East & North Africa Division
Parisa Saeb: Human Rights Activist

Musical Performance by: Dariush Eghbali

Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate
Iranian League for Defense of Human Rights (LDDHI)
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
Human Rights Watch
Reporters without Borders
Amnesty International USA
Nobel Women's Initiative
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
Omid Advocates for Human Rights

For more information, including contact info, please go to the event page.

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