UK Government and the United Nations: Iranian women & protesters need our help

UK Government and the United Nations: Iranian women & protesters need our help

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The Iranian government has committed countless acts violating the basic human rights of the Iranian people. It is time the UK stood up to the Iranian government.

Women are disappearing or being murdered for showing their hair in the streets. This happened to Mahsa Amini who, on the 16th September 2022, on a family trip to Tehran was taken from her family by "morality police" and beaten until she entered a coma after which she passed away. Mahsa like so many others was murdered by the Iranian government who is still given a platform on the international political scene. This has to stop.

She isn’t the only one. Hundreds of thousands of people have been abducted, imprisoned, tortured and murdered simply for protesting and expressing their right to freedom.

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi arrived in New York City this week for the UN General Assembly. Raisi is on the US sanctions list for serial human rights violations. He is a murderer and perpetrator of genocide, who has openly boasted of his role as a member of the ‘death commission’ which oversaw the massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in 1988.

Since Raisi became president in 2021, he has presided over 582 executions, including 22 women and eight juvenile offenders. Sixty-seven people have been executed in the past three weeks alone.

However, instead of being investigated and charged for these crimes, Raisi is given a platform to speak at the UN. 

We demand that the British government supports - with more than just words - the protestors in their current fight against the oppression of the Iranian government. We could, for example, be providing access to the Internet and social media so that Iranians can communicate and organise.

It is also vital that Raisi and the Iranian government be excluded and expelled from the UN and the rest of the international assembly of democratic countries.

Please sign this petition to tell the UK government it is time to act. Thank you.

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