Commemoration of Iranian Political Prisoners

    MONTREAL, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - It has been 30 years since the Iranian
revolution took place. At the time, the Islamic regime was quickly seized
power and deflects what would be a popular liberation, to a cruel dictatorship
where freedom of expression was abolished, both politically and in social life
and individual. During the 80s, arbitrary imprisonment, torture and summary
executions of tens of thousands of political prisoners constituted the
political climate in Iran. These excesses have resumed following the
fraudulent elections of June 2009.
    The people are again on the streets, many opponents are imprisoned,
tortured and raped. The image of Neda, the girl coldly murdered in the streets
of Tehran, has traveled around the world. Neda has become the symbol of this
call for freedom of Iranian people.
    On that occasion, 11 and September 12 we commemorate the memory of
victims of repression.
    - Friday, September 11th, 2009 @ 19:00;
      Location: UQAM, Salle Marie Gerin-Lajoie at 405 rue Ste-Catherine (e)
      Cultural Event: song, dance and poetry . Also present will be
      representatives from the political scene in Quebec and Canada.

    - Saturday, September 12, 2009 11-18.00;
      Location: UQAM, Pavillon J.-A.-De Sève, DSR-525 at 320 rue
      Ste-Catherine (e) Panel discussion on human rights and women's rights
      in Iran, analysis of the dictatorial regime of Iran.

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For further information: Bijan J, (514) 258-8186,,

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