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Amnesty International, Iranian Student Activists to Hold Peace Vigil in Front of CNN Center in Atlanta on Saturday

June 20 Demonstration to Call for Immediate Halt to Violent Crackdown, Release of Peaceful Protesters, Activists and Those Who Objected to the Election Results


-Amnesty International, Iranian Students of Atlanta and other activists will protest in front of the CNN center in Atlanta on Saturday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. to urge an end to the violent crackdown that has followed the victory of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in last week's elections.

More than 100 Amnesty International members and other participants will join together in a silent vigil to show their concern over the violent crackdown on civil rights in Iran, which has included the killing of several protestors and students, brutal attacks on university dorms, the arrest of more than a hundred activists, as well as the closing of independent newspapers and news and social networking websites.

At the event, activists will collect signatures for a petition calling for 1) an investigation into the violent crackdown on protesters, students and activists, 2) the immediate and unconditional release of those wrongfully detained and 3) the end of restrictions on the right to freedom of expression, information and assembly.

EVENT: Peace Vigil Urging End to Violent Crackdown in Iran
DATE: Saturday, June 20, 2009
TIME: 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
WHERE: CNN Center (headquarters)
190 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA

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