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United for Iran: Global Day of Action

All across the world today, people are showing their solitary to the Iranian people in their struggle for democracy, freedom and human rights.  In over 80 cities, from Austin, Texas to London to Tokyo, people are protesting against the disputed Iranian presidential election and the severe clampdown on opposition activities by the Iranian government.  The event is being supported by Shirin Ebadi (2003 Nobel Peace Laureate), Iranian League for Defense of Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Reporters without Borders, Amnesty International, 42 Arab human rights organizations etc.

This NPR article provides details on the protests that were held in Amsterdam London, Islamabad, Australia, Tokyo, Seoul, and Brussels.  Shirin Ebadi addressed a crowd in Amsterdam in which she urged the international community to reject the outcome of the Iranian election.

United for Iran: Global Day of Action



Sahar Zubairy

Sahar Zubairy recently graduated from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas- Austin with Masters in Global Policy Studies. She graduated from Texas A&M University with Phi Beta Kappa honors in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In Summer 2008, she was the Southwest Asia/Gulf Intern at the Henry L. Stimson Center, where she researched Iran and the Persian Gulf. She was also a member of a research team that helped develop a website investigating the possible effects of closure of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf by Iran.