E-letter to World Leaders: Call on the IRI to allow protests, release detained opposition figures
Write to the world's foreign ministers and ask them to address the increasingly brutal crackdown on Iran’s human rights activists, opposition members, and peaceful protesters in recent weeks. Urge the international community to call on the IRI to immediately desist its oppression and violence and to respect the basic human and civil rights of their own citizens, including the right to assembly, association, and expression. Ask the world's leaders to step-up and call for the release of the four illegally detained opposition figures, Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard, Mehdi Karoubi, and Fatemeh Karoubi.
With the IRI having set a precedent for government sanctioned violence, oppression, and arbitrary detention, share your concerns about the safety of the Iranian people and of the detained opposition leaders. Send a letter urging world leaders 1) to call on the IRI to respect the right to freedom of expression, assembly, and association as set forth by international rights standards; 2) to urge the IRI to immediately halt its government sanctioned policy of oppression and brutality; 3) to call on the IRI to release all prisoners of conscience and protesters detained during rallies and immediately end the “enforced disappearances” of the four opposition leader; and 4) hold Iran's rights abusers accountable by blacklisting, freezing the assets of, and instituting travel bans on them.
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