United Nations headquarters is no place for criminals
Whereas the Iranian regime continues to defy United Nations resolutions and presses ahead with its anti-Iranian and inhumane nuclear weapons program;
Whereas the clerical dictatorship ruling Iran continues to export fundamentalism and terrorism abroad while meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, particularly in the Middle East, and threatens global peace and stability;
Whereas the inhuman regime issues death sentences, including death sentences by stoning, on a daily basis and carries out these punishments in public while refusing to spare even the lives of juveniles;
Whereas political prisoners are labeled as terrorists and mohareb (enemy of God) and sentenced to execution by the theocracy for merely participating in mass protests against the regime and for their belief in freedom and democracy;
Whereas a number of political prisoners have been sentenced to death simply for having relatives in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where members of the Iranian opposition reside;
Whereas the freedom-seeking people of the world continue to express outrage over the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, considered a crime against humanity, and voice support for the call by Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, to set up an international tribunal to try leaders of the regime for committing this heinous crime;
In view of the Iranian people’s courageous street protests with the chants of “Death to dictator” and “Down with the principle of absolute clerical rule,” which demonstrates their rejection of the regime in its entirety;
It would be utterly deplorable and unacceptable for the international community if the president of this despicable regime, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who does not represent the Iranian people, is welcomed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The presence of the representative of the inhuman regime, which is a threat to global peace and stability, at the UN headquarters is completely unacceptable for us and so we urge that his visit to New York be prevented.
We also call for the expulsion of the Iranian regime’s delegation from the United Nations because they do not deserve to be among the family of nations.
We invite all freedom-seeking people of the world and defenders of democracy to join a major demonstration to be held by Iranians in New York across from the UN headquarters. in order to show your opposition to Ahmadinejad’s presence at the UN General Assembly and in the New York City while at the same time expressing your solidarity with the arisen people of Iran and their main opposition movement.
Details of the demonstration will be announced in due course.
Organizing Committing of Major Iranian Demonstration in New York Against Ahmadinejad’s Presence
August 20, 2010