Rally for Narges Mohammadi on April 21st at 5:30 PM

This remarkable woman deserves our support…

 

 

Come to a rally to support imprisoned human rights defender, 

         Narges Mohammadi

 

When: Thursday, April 21st, 2016, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Where: NW corner of the Federal Building in Westwood     

        (1100 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024)

 

 Sponsored by:  Amnesty International, Group 22, Pasadena   

 

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Narges Mohammadi is an advocate for women and children’s rights in Iran.  She is currently a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the peaceful exercise of her rights to freedom of expression, association and non-violent assembly.  She has been in prison
since May 2015.

 

The Iranian government has charged her with “spreading propaganda against the system” and “assembly and collusion against national security.” This is
because she founded the group, Step by Step to Stop Death Penalty, and gave interviews to the media about her opposition to child death penalty. She has also been condemned for close connections with Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Shirin Ebadi, and for meeting
Catherine Ashton, then EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. 

 

This rally is part of an international collaboration with local and International Amnesty Groups in Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the US, to bring justice
to Narges Mohammadi.  

 

Anyone can participate by using this action’s hashtag:
#UnitedforNarges.  On April 21st, which is her birthday,
all vigils and rallies around the world will be connected with this twitter tag.  If you cannot join the rally, light a candle for Narges Mohammadi, take a picture of it, and tweet with #UnitedforNarges, to shine a light on human rights abuses, and as a sign
of hope.  

 

For more information on Narges Mohammadi, go to: 

 

If you or your organization would like to create other solidarity actions on April 21st, please contact Alexi Daher, Individuals at Risk Coordinator for
AI Group 22, at alexi.daher@gmail.com, or via twitter at Alexi@AdaherAI.    

 

#UnitedforNarges