The government of Iran has violently cracked down on the wave of protesters who have taken to the streets over the past week to protest the contested results of the country's recent presidential election.
On Monday up to 1 million people joined together in the largest public demonstrations of opposition Iran has seen in three decades, and protests have continued throughout the week despite threats of violent repression by the government. In response, police and paramilitary forces have beaten large numbers of protestors and a number of people have been fatally shot. More than 100 people are reported to have been detained, including the brother of former President Mohammad Khatami. Iranian authorities have also taken aggressive measures to stem the flow of information about the widespread unrest, blocking cell phone communication, text messaging, email, and many websites used for communication such as Facebook and Twitter. We need to ensure that those at the highest echelons of power in Iran are aware that, despite their best efforts at concealing their bloody crackdown, the global community is monitoring their every move. Help us send the vital message today to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,
that we refuse to remain silent when authorities use bloody violence to crush dissent and deny Iranian citizens their freedom of speech and association.
Thanks for your action,
- The Change.org Team