On February 11th, 2010, the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Revolution (the 22nd of Bahman), Iranians will once again take to the streets demanding their basic rights. Many will be monitoring this event closely, which will mark another turning point in the current quest for human rights and democracy in Iran.
Furthermore, the human rights situation in Iran will be reviewed at the Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland between February 15 and 17, 2010. This review will surely illustrate the state oppressions imposed upon the various sectors of Iranian society, ranging from women, political activists, sexual, ethnic and religious minorities that seek freedom in Iran.
At this critical moment the Iranian Student Federation of Colleges and Universities (ISFCU) and the Iranian Human Rights Society at York University (IHRS) have organized a rally to mark these important events. In this event, students from all over Toronto are gathering at Hart House Circle to express their solidarity with the peaceful movement of the Iranian people for democracy and civil rights. We condemn the violence, torture, rape and executions occurring at the hands of the Iranian government. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and call for the United Nations to condemn the appalling human rights violations in Iran.
Together with numerous human rights organizations and other entities these protests will denounce the widespread, persistent and planned violations of human rights in Iran.
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