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    Join Human Rights Organizations and Activists in Supporting the People of Iran

    We the undersigned, Iranian and international human rights organizations, advocates, independent experts, and activists express grave concerns over the violent clampdown against protesters and the subsequent internet blackout in Iran.  The Islamic Republic of Iran has cut the country off from the outside world by shutting the internet down, and has been violently repressing, arresting, and in some instances killing protesters. Such acts constitute clear violations of Iran’s national and international obligations to its citizens based on Iran’s constitution and international treaties Iran is a signatory to. Specifically, the internet shut off is a clear and gross violation of Article 19 and 20 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The violent beating and arrests and unlawful use of lethal force against protesters is in clear violation of Article 27 of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Constitution and Articles 6 (right to life), Article 19 (free expression), and Article 21 (right to peaceful assembly) of the ICCPR. We hold the Islamic Republic accountable for any acts of violence and repression towards the protesters who have the right to peaceful assembly, and the right to access information without any barriers. We further call on the Iranian authorities to release the protesters in their custody. We ask the international community to stand with the Iranian people and put pressure on the Iranian government to stop the violence against its citizens, restore the internet connectivity, and listen to the voice of protesters.  ما، سازمان‌ها و مدافعان و کنشگران حقوق بشر ایرانی و بین‌المللی، با امضای این بیانیه نگرانی جدی خود را در مورد قطع کامل اینترنت در ایران و سرکوب خشونت بار معترضین در تظاهرات اخیر  بیان می‌داریم. جمهوری اسلامی ایران اینترنت را کاملا قطع و تظاهرکنندگان را به شدت سرکوب و دستگیر کرده است. بنا بر گزارش‌های موثق، در برخی موارد نیروهای سرکوب‌گر افرادی را با شلیک مستقیم هدف قرار داده و کشته اند. چنین رفتاری، نقض واضح تعهدات داخلی و بین‌المللی ایران بر اساس قانون اساسی کشور و معاهدات بین‌المللی امضا شده توسط جمهوری اسلامی ایران است. بطور مشخص، قطع اینترنت نقض فاحش اصل ۱۹ و ۲۰ اعلامیه جهانی حقوق بشر، و اصل ۱۹میثاق بین‌المللی حقوق مدنی و سیاسی است. همچنین، سرکوب خشونت آمیز معترضین و استفاده غیرقانونی از نیروی کشنده، ناقض اصل ۲۷ قانون اساسی جمهوری اسلامی ایران، و اصل ۶ (حق حیات)، اصل ۱۹ (آزادی بیان) و اصل ۲۱ (تجمع صلح آمیز) میثاق بین‌المللی حقوق مدنی و سیاسی است.  ما جمهوری اسلامی  را مسئول هرگونه سرکوب و اقدام خشونت آمیز علیه شهروندان ایران می‌دانیم که حق تجمع صلح آمیز و دسترسی آزاد به اطلاعات را دارند. ما از حکومت ایران می‌خواهیم دستگیرشدگان اعتراضات اخیر را در اسرع وقت آزاد کند. ما همچنین از جامعه جهانی می‌خواهیم در کنار مردم ایران بایستد و به حکومت ایران فشار بیاورد تا دست از خشونت علیه مردم ایران بکشد، قطع اینترنت را متوقف کند و به صدای مردم گوش فرا دهد.  امضا کنندگان اولیه: Organizations: Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran Access Now Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID) AHRAZ  (Association for the Human Rights of the Azerbaijani people in Iran) All Human Rights for All in Iran ARAM (The Alliance for Rights of All Minorities) Arseh Sevom ASL19 Association for Progressive Communications Balatarin CIPESA ECPM (Together against the death penalty) Electronic Frontier Foundation Eritrea Watch Impact Iran Indigenous Friends Association Iran Human Rights Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Kurdistan Human Rights-Geneva (KMMK-G) Majal.org OpenArchive Private Internet Access Radio Ranginkaman (Rainbow Radio) Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights (RWCHR) Security First Seed Operations Inc Siamak Pourzand Foundation Small Media SMEX Spectrum Techfugees The Tor Project Toosheh United for Iran WITNESS Zamaneh Media Individuals: Abdalaziz Alhamza (CEO of RBSS) Aghdass Shabani (Women Activist) Ahmad Haschemi Aria Kian (Visual Designer) Azadeh Pourzand (Director, Siamak Pourzand Foundation) Azadeh Zilaei Azar Baumann Azar Mahloujian (Writer) Behrooz Bayat Christel Dahlskjaer Cobra Ghassemi David Cerenzia (Owner, Accessio Advisory) Dominic Pinto Dr. Ali Gousheh Dr. Eric J. Novotny (Professor and Director, American University, Washington, DC) Dr. Homayoun Alizadeh (Former employee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) Farah Barqawi (Feminist Writer and Editor) Farah Kamangar Faranguis Bayat (Researcher) Fatemeh Rezaei Fereidoon Bashar (Executive Director, ASL19) Firuzeh Mahmoudi (Executive Director, United for Iran.) Fred Petrossian (Journalist, Researcher) Georgia Bullen (Executive Director, Simply Secure) Gissou Nia (Nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council) Hamed Behravan (Executive Director, Movements.org) Hamed Farmand (Children Rights activist) Homa Moradi (Women and human rights activist) Howard Lane Jac sm Kee (Independent expert on feminism and technology) Jalil Roshandel (Professor Emeritus, ECU) Jamila Palwasha (Afghan Women Activist) Jamileh Davoudi Jhanisse Vaca Daza (Human rights activist) Jiye Seong Joris van Duijne (Executive Director, Zamaneh Media) Josephine Goube (CEO, Techfugees) Kevin Rubio (Democracy Council) Leila Asadi Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam (Director of Iran Human Rights) Mahshid Pegahi Mani Mostofi (Lawyer) Mansoureh Shojaee (women's rights activist and women study researcher) Maryam Hosseinkhah Maryam Nayeb Yazdi (Executive Director of Seed Operations Inc) MATHANA, Independent Tech Ethicist Mehdi Mahdavi Azad (Journalist) Mehdi Yahyanejad (Executive Director, NFP) Mehrangiz Kar (Human Rights Lawyer) Mehrdad Loghmani Milad Keshtan (Program Director of United for Iran) Monique George Monireh Baradaran Monireh Kazemi Mostafa Khosravi (Director of communication at Arseh Sevom) Mousa Barzin Nafisa Ferdous Naomi Fontanos Nasim Mogharab Neda Shahidyazdani (Director of Impact Iran) Pardis Ghandhari Parvaneh Hosseini Prof. Dr. Siroos Mirzaei (Co-Founder of HEMAYAT (Vienna)) Rieneke Van Santen (Iran expert and human rights advocate) Roozbeh Mirebrahimi (Researcher and Journalist) Saghi Ghahraman (Independent Expert) Sahar Dinarvand Samaneh Savadi (Feminist Activist) Sara Farahzadi Shaghayegh Zafari Shahin Helali Khyavi (Director of AHRAZ) Sholeh Zamini Somayeh Rashidi Soudeh Rad (Program Manager, Movements.org) Sudi Farokhnia (Activist) Sussan Tahmasebi (Women’s Rights Activist) Tori Egherman Zachary J. Stickney (Political Science PhD Student, University of Utah) Zeynab Peyghambarzadeh (Board member, Spectrum)   

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