Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to visit New York and attend a United Nation conference in mid-September 2009. During his stay in New York, a meeting between Ahmadinejad and some “trusted” Iranians residents of the United States will take place.
It is well known that Ahmadinejad and Khamenei are the leaders of Islamic Republic’s crime machine. The whole world has witnessed how civilians have been shot to death by the orders from these two murders. Ahmadinejad and Khamenei are also responsible for the systematic abuse and torture in Kahrizak prison of those female and male who were arrested during the recent protests.
Ahmadinejad and Khamenei are responsible for Nedas Sohrab’s death along with more than a hundred other protestors in the past two months. Furthermore, they are guilty of humiliating the arrested protesters, fabricating confession-sessions under the guise of ‘trials’, and the broadcasting of the tortured on state television. There are indications that confessions from detainees have been obtained by subjecting them to torture and withholding them without charge or legal representation. The Islamic republic of Iran is a true example of crimes against humanity and they should be arrested and prosecuted.
Ahmadinejad’s crimes have been witnessed by the world, and if they are not more serious than those in the criminal case of Omar Albashir (Sudan’s president) for whom the International Court of The Hague issued an arrest warrant, certainly they are not less. Ahamadinajd and his government have committed a broad rang of crimes and they should not be allowed to participate in United Nations General Assembly meeting. If murder, torture and rape are considered crimes, and those who committed it should be punished for their crimes then Ahamadinejad and his government should not be any exceptions.
Worker-Communist Party organizations outside of Iran, in objection to Ahmadinejad’s visit New York announce a global campaign, which is aimed to expand the protests against the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the past two months people, worldwide, have generated a wave of solidarity actions for Iranians. We should not allow the loud voice of Iranian people to be ignored by international authorities, the voice that has been calling to overthrow the criminal regime during the recent protests. We should not allow the grief of family survivors and of those who lost their loved one be dismissed through the presence of Ahmadinejad in New York.
We are calling upon the participation of all human rights activists and all liberal people worldwide to support the Iranian people’s struggles by expressing their strongest objection to the UN for accepting Ahmadinejad’s presence.
We would express our protest by holding extensive and widespread demonstrations in front of UN headquarters in New York as well as other parts of world. We would express our protest by holding broad marches and meetings in front of UN offices or Islamic Republic embassies. Our immediate demands are: prosecution of the Islamic Republic authorities and the release of all political prisoners.
Worker-Communist Party organizations outside Iran
23 August 2009