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Kurds to Protest in London Against Opression in Iran

The Kurdish community in the UK condemns the brutal act of oppression by the Iranian regime against the uprising of the Kurds in Iran and urges the British government to consider the violation of human rights in Iranian Kurdistan. Kurds in Europe set up demonstrations to ask their governments and international community for urgent measures to stop the brutal oppression of the Kurdish people in Iran.

Amnesty International has asked the Iranian regime for "an urgent investigation into the killing of demonstrators" in the Kurdish towns and cities in Iran. According to the Kurdish Human Rights Project in the UK the Iranian regime is using "excessive force" against the Kurdish protestors and "has implemented de-facto martial law in many areas."

Kurdish people in Iran demand their political and social rights, but the Islamic Republic of Iran subjects them to brutal oppression. In the last month, regime's forces have killed at least 30 and wounded and imprisoned hundreds of the Kurdish activists.

In support of the Kurds in Iran and to condemn the Iranian regime's act of violence, Kurdish community in the UK will gather in front of the number 10 Downing Street. They will urge the British government to condemn the Iranian regime for the violation of human rights and to take urgent international measures to stop the atrocities committed against the Kurds in Iran. There will be short speeches in Kurdish and English and a statement will be presented to Tony Blair's office.

Date and Time: Friday 19 of August 4-6pm
Place: Downing Street SW1
Nearest tube station: Charing Cross or Westminster

Press Release from the Demonstration's Organising Committee
London, 14 August 2005