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The Statement of the protest action of September 18, 2010 against the Regime of Flogging and Stoning

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The Statement of the protest action of September 18, 2010 against the Regime of Flogging and Stoning 

Today’s international actions are a continuation of the international actions of July 24th and August 28, 2010.  They are yet another reflection of the solidarity of people around the world with the people of Iran, who have risen heroically to bring down the Islamic regime of stoning and qesas and hijab and torture and execution. Today, once again, we declare that this regime is the murderer of Iranian people and the shame of humanity.  It must be replaced by a humane government. 

Flogging and stoning and execution and imprisonment and torture are political tools of this government, used to terrorize the society and suppress the rising wave of peoples’ protests.  And today, people all over the world identify the Islamic Republic with this savagery.  People around the world have very well realized that this is a religious, reactionary and misogynist government that has forcibly imposed a system of gender apartheid, reactionary sharia law and total denial of legal rights upon Iranian people. 

Today, on the 18th of September 2010, as a continuation of the demands of the 100 Cities of the World protests on August 28, we declare our demands as follows: 

1. We fully support the struggle of Iranian people against this savage, religious regime.  We declare that the path to freedom for Iranian people is not through threats, military incursions, or economic sanctions, but rather is through the force of peoples’ struggle in Iran and all across the world to pull down the Islamic Republic. 

2. Flogging, stoning, execution and torture should be abolished.  We demand that the United Nations, in a special resolution, unequivocally forbids these kinds of punishments in all countries. 

3. We demand that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and all of those who have been imprisoned on charges of extramarital sexual relationships or homosexuality, as well as all political prisoners, should be freed from the Islamic Republic’s prisons immediately. 

4. We declare that the Islamic Regime of Stoning should not be recognized as the Iranian government.  This regime should be expelled from all international organizations, and all political contacts with it should be severed.  We declare that the leaders of the Islamic Republic should be prosecuted in international court on charges of 31 years of genocide, mass executions of tens of thousands of political prisoners, gender apartheid, imprisonment, torture, execution, rape, and Islamic sharia’s inhumane punishments, all of which are flagrant violations of all international conventions and agreements. 

We, along with the Iranian people, will continue our struggle until we achieve our demands.  As an urgent action we strongly demand that Ahmadinejad, the president of the Regime of Stoning, be banned from the United Nations’ General Assembly in September 2010.

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