Electronic Sit-in In Solidarity with Iranians Protesting against the Rigged 2009 Presidential Elections


Please join us in this urgent action in solidarity with the large numbers of Iranian people who have been taking to the streets since June 13, 2009 to claim their right to free and fair elections. This electronic sit-in targets the websites of the Guardian Council, the Interior Ministry, the Presidency of Iran, Ali Khamenei, Hashemi-Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad and the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

Our demands:

* Ahmadinejad must resign immediately.
* All political prisoners, including all of the people who have been arrested on political charges in the past several days must be immediately released.
* A new and independently monitored election must be held.* The list of presidential candidates must be open and free of interference by the Guardian Council.

This action is NOT in support of Mir Hossein Mousavi or other presidential candidates in the 12 June 2009 election. The race for presidential candidacy was itself fundamentally flawed. The Guardian Council, a clerical body overseeing the governance of Iran, rejected 90% of eligible candidates the right to run in the election, leaving only 4 candidates on the list, all of whom are connected to one or other of the factions of the ruling theocracy and should equally be held accountable for the atrocities committed against Iranians over the past 30 years and for the countless social and economic ills that are inflicting the country.

This action is in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of Iranians from diverse social groups and classes who, since Saturday, 13 June 2009, have been defying the official ban on mass rally and taken to the streets in many cities across Iran to voice their anger at seeing their right as citizens to have their votes counted trampled upon in a rigged election.

Sirens of Solidarity