200 rallies in 40 cities and messages from five continents in the week of solidarity with Ashraf, honoring the victims of last year’s attack on Ashraf and massacre of political prisoners in 1988
The World Alliance of Iranian Communities for Ashraf expressed gratitude to Iranians, supporters of the Iranian Resistance and freedom-seeking people around the world for their participation in the week of solidarity with Ashraf and honoring 30,000 political prisoners massacred in 1988.
In this international campaign, Iranians and supporters of Ashraf held 200 rallies and meetings in various cities across the world. Hundreds of messages of solidarity with Ashraf were received from parliamentarians and political, religious and human rights figures from five continents.
Participants in these series of programs honored the steadfastness of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) residing in Ashraf against the brutal attacks of July 28 and 29 of last year, and those who were slain in these attacks. They also honored the determination 36 Ashraf hostages and members and supporters of the Iranian resistance in various cities in the world who took part in a hunger strike. Political, religious and human rights personalities in different countries took part in these events and reiterated on their solidarity with the Iranian resistance and Camp Ashraf residents.
Washington D.C,. Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Auvers-sur-Oise, Berlin, Köln, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Harlem, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Aachen, Munster, Bremen, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Bochum, Gottingen, Nuremberg, Kassel, Rome, Oslo, Arhus, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Brussels, Den Haag, Amsterdam, Vienna, Basle, Geneva, London, Birmingham, Luxembourg, Bucharest, and Sydney were the scenes of these demonstrations and rallies.
Iranians once again reiterated their solidarity and steadfastness to defend Ashraf while expressing outrage over the plots of the mullahs’ regime and its agents in Iraq against Ashraf.
In this worldwide campaign, supporters of the Iranian resistance called for the implementation of the following demands:
1- Putting an end to the siege of Ashraf, specially unfettered access by families, lawyers, physicians, parliamentarians, and human rights activists to Ashraf, ending the presence of the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and the terrorist Qods Force at the entrance of Ashraf and psychological torture of Ashraf residents by them;
2- Establishment of a UN monitoring team and a US forces monitoring team in Ashraf to guarantee the protection of Ashraf residents and prohibiting violence against them and their forcible displacement within Iraq and a repeat of human catastrophes such as the one that occured in July 28 and 29 of last year;
3- Cancellation of illegal warrants against Ashraf residents;
4- Recognition of the rights and protections of Ashraf residents as “protected persons” under the Fourth Geneva Convention and Iraqi government’s compliance with these rights and protections, as was underscored in recent statements of Iraq’s Vice-President and the European Parliament’s resolution of April 24, 2009.
World Alliance of Iranian Communities for Ashraf
August 7, 2010