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Iranians to go on 3-day hunger strike outside Downing Street in call for halt to executions in Iran

NCRI – Members of the Anglo-Iranian community and supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in the United Kingdom plan to stage a sit-in protest on the anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988 and will go on a 3-day hunger strike in London outside Downing Street in solidarity with political prisoners and the victims of torture and execution inside Iran.

In the summer of 1988, some 30,000 political prisoners, the vast majority affiliated to the main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), were summarily and extra-judicially executed by the mullahs’ regime. The majority of those executed were either serving prison sentences for their political activities or had already finished their sentences but were still kept in prison.

The Iranian authorities have mass executed scores of people in the past few days and over 2500 people have been hanged during the presidency of Hassan Rouhani.

Members of the Anglo-Iranians from different backgrounds will be joining the hunger strike. They will be camped outside Downing Street on:

Saturday and Sunday, 6-7 August, 5pm-8pm
Monday, 8 August, 3pm-7pm

The participants will urge the UK government to categorically condemn the incessant cruel hangings that are taking place unabatedly in Iran and act with its Western allies to press for an immediate halt to the executions and torture in Iran. They will also call on the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council to refer the human rights dossier of the mullahs’ regime to the International Criminal Court for the prosecution of its leaders including the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.

British human rights personalities are expected to address the rally.