Please join us for a Hunger Strike to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Iran, and to demand that the United Nations take action on the urgent matter of the human rights of Iranian citizens।When: Thursday, July 2, 4:00 PM through Saturday, July 4, 12:00 PM।Where: In Front of San Jose City Hall
Address: New City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113
The Strike involves eating nothing for 3 days, and drinking only water. If you will participate in the Hunger Strike, please bring sleeping bags because the Strikers and their supporters will be staying overnight.We are all together. Even if you are unable to participate in the actual Strike, please join us to show your support in other ways. There will be many planned activities and outreach taking place throughout the protest. Please do whatever you can to spread the word:1- Forward and post this announcement to your e-mail list, Facebook, Twitter and blog2- Contact media outlets that could cover the event3- Call Amnesty International, Code Pink and MoveOn chapters to encourage them to show their solidarity . Suggestions and recommendations? Please e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.orgIt has been agreed by the organizers not to have any flags at the Hunger Strike. We appreciate your respect for this agreement. Iranian Hunger Strike Organizers of San Jose The United Nations must take action
San Jose, CA- Many citizens of the international community are closely following the events currently unfolding in the Islamic Republic of Iran. UN experts have voiced their grave concern regarding the use of excessive police force, arbitrary arrests and killings during the past weeks. Many were shocked, saddened and dismayed when pictures of a young woman shot to death, Neda Agha-Soltan, began to flood the Internet. Yet she is not alone, as there are confirmed reports of at least twenty Iranian citizens dead, in addition to hundreds arrested and detained in the aftermath of the elections on June 12, 2009.In response to the violence and oppression perpetuated by the Islamic Republic of Iran on its citizens, members of the Iranian community of San Jose are calling for a hunger strike on Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4, in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Iran.We, the Iranian Hunger Strikers of San Jose, insist the Iranian government fulfills its obligations under international human rights law. We demand that the United Nations call upon the Islamic Republic to:1- Fully guarantee the rights to freedom of expression and assembly throughout the country.2- Stop the arbitrary arrests and illegal use of excessive force by official and semi-official forces.3- Appoint a special representative on Iran, with the mandate to inquire into recent events in order to establish responsibility for those dead and injured during the peaceful protests. This includes both those who implemented the orders and those who gave the orders.