Petition to Elon Musk
Elon Musk: Ban Ayatollah Khamenei From Twitter
Dear Elon Musk, For 43 years, the Islamic Regime in Iran, led by Ayatollah Khamenei, has overseen the brutal and systemic persecution of its own people, torturing, raping, and killing civilians who oppose the regime. The Islamic regime has also overseen the funding and arming of violent proxy terrorist organizations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Gaza, and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Muslims, Christians and Jews throughout the region. Within Iran, the Ayatollah is responsible for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) which is a US designated terrorist organization, and the morality police which routinely harass and arrest women for not wearing the mandatory hijab. The morality police, along with countless other Iranian regime associated officials, are currently sanctioned by the US, Canada and the EU. When it comes to technology, the Ayatollah’s regime has filtered the internet for its own public, banning social media platforms such as Twitter in their entirety, yet the Ayatollah himself uses the platform to spread blatant calls to violence which are then carried out by his own proxies, as well as Holocaust denial and other forms of conspiratorial hate. Unfortunately, these are not just words of a random Twitter user, they are calls to action from a world leader. The Ayatollah oversees the Islamic regime forces, including cyber forces, which have been repeatedly proven to use bots to target and harass activists who speak out against the regime outside of Iran. This is a stark violation of Twitter’s existing policies. Additionally, while calling for an end to the United States and Israel on a regular basis on Twitter, the Ayatollah is using an American social media platform which seeks to provide freedom of speech to the public, to spread speech that would be deemed illegal in any US court of law. In doing so, Twitter is allowing itself to be used as a tool of the IRGC – a US designated terrorist organization. We, the undersigned, are Twitter users from all over the world who are calling for one action: remove the Ayatollah Khamenei from Twitter. Any leader who bans a platform for his own citizens shouldn’t be able to use that platform as a tool to promote antisemitism, violence and extremism – especially that which leads directly to violence against innocent people. Mr. Musk, ban the Ayatollah Khamenei from Twitter. آقای ایلان ماسک عزیز، رژیم جمهوری اسلامی به رهبری آیت الله خامنهای به مدت ۴۳ سال عامل آزار و اذیت وحشیانه و سرکوب سیستماتیک مردم ایران، شکنجه، تجاوز و کشتار شهروندان مخالف رژیم بوده است. این نظام همچنین منابع مالی و تسلیحاتی سازمانهای تروریستی نیابتی در عراق، سوریه، یمن، لبنان و غزه را تامین میکند و مسئول مرگ هزاران مسلمان، مسیحی و یهودی در سراسر خاورمیانه بوده است. در حکومت جمهوری اسلامی، آیت الله خامنهای مسئول سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی است که توسط ایالات متحده آمریکا به عنوان یک سازمان تروریستی شناخته شده و همچنین مسئول گشت ارشاد است که بصورت روزمره زنان را به دلیل عدم رعایت حجاب اجباری مورد آزار و اذیت قرار میدهد و آنان را دستگیر و حبس میکند. در حال حاضر، گشت ارشاد به همراه تعداد بیشماری از مقامات مرتبط با رژیم جمهوری اسلامی توسط ایالات متحده، کانادا و اتحادیه اروپا تحریم شدهاند.وقتی از فنآوری سخن میگوییم، رژیم آیتالله خامنهای اینترنت را برای مردم خود محدود و پلتفرمهای شبکههای اجتماعی مانند توییتر را به طورد کامل ممنوع کرده است. با این وجود، خود آیتالله خامنهای از این بستر به طور آشکارا برای بسط خشونتی عریان که توسط عمال رژیماش انجام میشوند، برای انکار هولوکاست و سایر اشکال نفرت پراکنی و توطئهسازی استفاده میکند. متأسفانه اینها فقط سخنان یک کاربر معمولی توییتر نیست، بلکه فراخوانی برای اقداماتی ضد انسانی از سوی یک رهبر جهان است. آیتالله خامنهای فرماندهی کل نیروهای جمهوری اسلامی از جمله گروهی موسوم به سپاه سایبری است که بارها اثبات شده نیروهایش از باتهای سایبری در راستای هدف قرار دادن و آزار و اذیت فعالان خارج از ایران که علیه رژیم سخن میگویند استفاده میکند. این قطعاً نقض آشکار سیاستهای کنونی توییتر است. علاوه بر این، در حالیکه هدف توییتر فراهم ساختن آزادی بیان برای عموم مردم است آیتلله خامنهای بهطور مرتب از این پلتفرم فضای مجازی آمریکایی خواهان نابودی ایالات متحده آمریکا و اسرائیل بوده است و از این بستر برای بسط سخنانی استفاده کرده که در هر دادگاه حقوقی ایالات متحده غیرقانونی تلقی میشود. با انجام چنین کاری، توییتر به خود اجازه میدهد تا به عنوان ابزاری مورد استفادهی سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی (که توسط ایالات متحده یک سازمان تروریستی شناخته شده است) تبدیل شود. ما امضاکنندگان زیر از کاربران توییتر در سراسر جهانیم و خواستار یک اقدام مشخص هستیم: حذف حسابهای کاربری آیتالله خامنهای از توییتر. هر رهبری که بستری را برای شهروندان خود ممنوع کند نباید خود بتواند از آن بستر به عنوان ابزاری برای ترویج یهودستیزی، خشونت و افراطگرایی استفاده کند؛ به خصوص آنچه که بهطور مستقیم به خشونت علیه مردم بی گناه منجر شود. آقای ماسک، توییتر را برای آیت الله خامنهای ممنوع کنید.
Petition to Twitter, Inc
Change Islamic Republic flag's emoji to Iranian flag
To the whole world including technology companies. It is important period of time for Iran, and the whole world. Because of Internet connection, with all limitations against Iranians by the dictator regime, this time world could hear voice of all freedom lovers. Iranian people don't want this regime and they don't pray for them's flag as well. We saw how lovely Telegram stood with people of Belarus by doing same action and we want you to please do same for us. Changing the Islamic Republic flag to Iranian people's flag can be a great support and energy for all protesters and regime changers.
Petition to Joseph R. Biden, President Joe Biden
STOP RELEASING ANY PAYOUT TO IRAN FOR ANY REASON
I made this petition to make sure President Biden knows where we stand on payout to Islamic Republic of Iran. As a community we need to come together and stop our government to support autocratic government like Iran. Please sign and share with others. Dear Mr. President Biden, As you well know, the current Iranian government does not truly represent the vast majority of the Iranian people who want freedom, women rights, democracy and better economic conditions. The current government acts more like a terrorist organization that has been supporting, training, and funding terrorist groups all over the world for more than four decades. This government has been torturing and killing their own people with no hesitation from the moment they took over in 1979! At the moment in history when every day the Iranian people are getting killed or taken to prison and tortured, releasing any funds means that the U.S. government is giving the corrupt and despotic regime more money to slaughter their own people and indirectly support terrorist groups. Any funds released and/or agreement with this autocratic government will have a devastating outcome for the whole world! There are hundreds of thousands of Iranian Americans in the United States in both red and blue states. As a community, we would like to see a free and prosperous Iran, not one that kills their fellow citizens and does not respect human rights, particularly women rights. We are begging you and respectfully request that you do not approve release of any funds to this ruthless, evil government. If you do, it will guarantee that they can continue to operate as they have in the past and will stay in power for many more years to come. As you have clearly seen in the past three weeks, majority of Iranian people DO NOT WANT this regime. This corrupt and despicable Mullahs must go! 43 years is enough. A democratic Iran will finally bring peace to the Middle East. We are grateful for any action you can take to promote peace and prosperity in democratic Iran. Thank you Thank you
Withdraw invitation of the Iranian ambassador to Nobel Prize celebrations
In the excerpt of his will in 1895, Alfred Nobel dictates that his entire remaining estate should be used to endow “prizes to those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind”. The Nobel Prize is widely regarded to be one of the most prestigious awards available in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economic science. As such, how could it ever be justified to invite the Iranian ambassador, representing one of the cruelest dictatorships and gender apartheid states the world has ever seen, to a Nobel Prize celebration? How can we ever respect and trust such an honourable institution again if it does not stand behind the very pillar of which it is actually found upon; “the greatest benefit to humankind”? The Nobel Prize institute has already banned the ambassadors from Russia and Belarus to join the celebration. We demand consistency and integrity in action concerning the Iranian ambassador as well. At the moment of writing, 40 days has passed since the murder of 22 year old Kurdish woman Jina Mahsa Amini in the hands of the morality police. Only in the ten days between September 20 and September 30, 23 children were killed by Iran’s Security Forces (Amnesty International). Already on day 17 of the protests, the NCRI reported that the regime had killed at least 400 people and arrested more than 20,000 throughout the country. These statistics are furthermore highly underestimated due to the many disappearings, kidnaps and unregistered arrests taking place. Despite the brutal crackdown of youthful and peaceful protests, the people of Iran still stand strong in the fight against the Islamic tyranny, the gender apartheid and for their fundamental human rights of freedom. A fight initiated by women and led by young teenagers girls. Since September 16, the protests have turned into the largest feminist revolution in history, characterised by an unprecedented level of courage from Iranian women. According to Statista, the Islamic Republic of Iran ranks 143 out of 146 on the global gender gap index, an index used to measure gender equality. By law the Islamic Republic prohibits women from initiating a divorce or having custody of their own children. Women are considered to be worth half a man when it comes to legal testimony, inheritance and death benefits, and the legal age for girls to marry is 13, or nine with the father's permission. Women are not allowed to sing, dance or play music. They are forbidden to ride bicycles. Defying any of the things mentioned above leads to women being arrested, imprisoned, tortured, raped and killed. In a fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, if a girl being imprisoned is still a virgin she is to be raped before her execution to ensure she won’t be let into paradise after her death. After the rape, which is called a wedding, a regime officer visits the family of the assaulted girl and traditionally brings them a box of cookies as a wedding present. Regime officials then continue to harass and threaten the family after the execution, by not allowing them to mourn her death and by enforcing false statements from family members for the reason of her death. There is also an infamous so called “green book” written by Khomeini in 1979 where he justifies rape and sexual assault of infants. Despite all of the above and the extremely low ranking on the global gender gap index, the Islamic Republic was elected to the UN Commission on the status of women in 2021, a commission whose sole purpose is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. The lack of trust, confidence in, -and credibility of international institutions such as the United Nations is a huge threat to global democracy and development. Now, the Nobel Prize institution has a unique opportunity to show the world that it does in fact stand for the same values which it was once built upon. We demand that the Nobel Prize organisation, committee and its affiliates withdraw the invite of the Iranian ambassador to the Nobel Prize celebration immediately!
Petition to Justin Trudeau
Stop Killing of Innocents by Iran's Outlaw Regime
In the past weeks, the people of Iran have protested the killing of 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman Mahsa Amini at the hands of morality police. In defiance of the regime and as a symbolic act of solidarity, Iranian women across the country have publicly burned their mandatory head coverings and cut their hair. Yet, instead of taking responsibility, the regime has used security forces from a branch of the official military known as the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)) to crack down on peaceful protests. In recent brutalities, IRGC has killed many innocent women, children, and men across the country. Despite recent measures, the Canadian Government has fallen short of designating IRGC as a terrorist organization. - Sign this petition to call on the Canadian government to designate Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization in response to the violent and brutal suppression of protests and other terrorist activities since its inception 40 years ago. - This designation labels the Islamic Republic of Iran as an outlaw regime that engages in violence and terrorist activities against its own people through organizations such as the IRGC.
Petition to antony blinken, Joseph R. Biden
Close Down All Organizations Affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the U.S.
Despite the condemnations and sanctions that the United States has imposed on the Islamic Republic regime, there are a number of active Islamic organizations in the US that are directly tied to the regime. These centers disseminate propaganda supporting the inhuman ideology of this regime and gather support for its political agenda. By hiding under the disguise of religious centers such as Alavi Foundation have continued to raise tens of millions of dollars for the pro-regime organizations in the US. Through these centers, the Iranian regime has launched several initiatives such as the “Muslim Congress” and “Ashura Project” to increase the political influence of its government amongst US-Muslims. These centers are commonly founded by radical and anti-Semite Iranian-American Shiites, who support the Islamic Republic and travel to Iran regularly to report their activities to the Iranian authorities and speak at government-sponsored events. They are commonly members of an Iranian regime organization, “Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly”, responsible for disseminating the regime’s ideology in order to recruit pro-Iranian supporters to advance the regime’s agenda. The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, leads the Assembly, and its current secretary general, Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, has a history of providing political support and facilitating activities of Hezbollah in Lebanon. These centers actively participate in the Iranian regime’s sponsored rallies, designed to fuel anti-Israeli hatred around the globe, and organize different political events that are in line with the Iranian regime’s regional policies against other countries, including Saudi Arabia. The centers continue to hold sessions and speeches around the world to gather support for the Iranian Supreme Leader’s agenda and the regime’s doctrine. These events are organized under the tenet of honoring the founder of the Islamic Republic, Khomaini, the anniversary of his death, and the celebration of the Islamic revolution. The Iranian regime’s activities through these centers are specially designed to influence US public opinion and spread disinformation about human rights in Iran with the ultimate goal of affecting US policy and diplomatic relations with this terrorist regime. We, the undersigned, urge US government to investigate and consider closing down all organizations, including the below centers, affiliated with the terrorist regime of the Islamic Republic across the United States of America. Al-Hadi school The Islamic Education Center of Houston The Islamic Institute of New York Manassas Islamic Centre in Virginia Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn, Michigan Awaited One Foundation in Dearborn, Michigan Islamic Institute of America in Dearborn, Michigan Muslim Congress
Petition to United Nations, Joseph R. Biden, António Guterres
Emergency UN Resolution to Help Protesters in Iran
30 days after the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, in the custody of the morality police on 16 September, an estimated 240 people have been killed in the country-wide anti-regime uprising. Among those killed or detained by the government are a considerable number of children, whose conditions and whereabouts remain unclear. In the most recent news, the Evin prison, where many of political and opposition prisoners are held, was set on fire, leaving at least four inmates dead. In recent brutalities, the security forces tear-gassed an elementary school and shot and killed a teenage girl in a high school in Ardabil, while detaining many. The regime sources claim the children detained by the security forces were taken to psychiatric institutions. Footage taken at scenes of the protests show security forces sexually assaulting protestors, which has raised outcries for investigations. Yet, in the recent announcement, the authorities denied any responsibility for the actions of security forces. This is while the regime’s leadership had announced the maximum penalty for detainees in the past weeks, which raises concerns about the condition of detainees. Although the crackdown has been country-wide, ethnic minorities, who have been the long subject of extreme repression and political violence, have been hit the hardest. In the past weeks, the Iranian regime has launched military operations in Iraq's Kurdish region, resulting in many casualties and disturbing peace in the region. The world has shown its support for the Iranian people. However, to stop the regime’s brutalities, Governments and Humanitarian Organizations around the world must take stronger actions: - This petition calls on the United Nations General Assembly to hold an emergency session and form a special council dedicated to investigating the regime’s crimes against its own people that goes far beyond the crackdown on peaceful protesters in the past week. - The UN Security Council, in particular, must put pressure on Iran to: a) immediately end repression of its civilian population, b) release detained protestors, and c) cooperate in accounting for the missing and dead. - We urge consideration for referring the Islamic Republic Regime and its leadership, including Ayatollah Khamenei, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Extensive measures must be taken by ICC to hold to account those responsible for attacks on protestors and their countless crimes against humanity.
Stop the Jailing, Torture, Killing of Iranian Healthcare Providers and University Students
“Solidarity requires sustained, ongoing commitment.” – bell hooks To whom it may concern, The people are chanting “woman, life, freedom” across the world in support of the women-led uprising in Iran. The oppression of women is a global tragedy. Zhina (Mahsa) Amini was 22 years old and visiting Tehran with her family when she was detained by the “morality police” and was killed on September 16th, 2022, sparking the people’s protest across Iran and the world. In response, thousands of protesters, including children, women, and men, have been severely injured, jailed, tortured, and killed. Healthcare providers treating and assisting injured protestors are also being jailed and killed. Dr. Ayda Rostami was last seen alive on December 12th in Tehran. She was a street medic, a doctor helping injured protesters. She was tortured, beaten, and killed, although official details of her death are unknown. She was 36 years old. Additionally, Maedeh Javanfar, a nurse, was killed on October 25th after being beaten in the head with a baton from the Islamic Republic forces during a protest. Dr. Hamid Gharehasanlou, a radiologist, is facing execution, and is among many other healthcare professionals who have been arrested, detained, tortured, and killed. In universities across Iran, students continue to lead the protests, risking their lives, in the face of ongoing oppression. The Islamic Republic’s security forces are brutally attacking students on university campuses and killing or arresting students and faculty members. Thousands of students have been arrested and their whereabouts are still unknown. We fear for the lives of the students and faculty and vow to show solidarity. The people’s revolution in Iran needs all of us to unite. We denounce the patriarchy and believe women's rights are human rights! We the undersigned believe that the killing of Dr. Rostami and the jailing, torture, and execution of other healthcare providers, is a war crime under the Geneva Convention and needs to be investigated by the International Criminal Court. We demand the freeze of assets on all the Islamic Republic’s officials, condemnation of the gender apartheid, travel ban for all sectors of the Islamic Republic, condemnation of the executions of political prisoners, no negotiations on nuclear deal, and continuing to voice clear statements of support for the people of Iran by all university leadership, healthcare organizations, healthcare professionals, elected officials including President Biden, the U.S. government, and the international community. برای آزادی , Barayeh Azadi, for freedom!