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Barnet's Iranian community calls for support in 'seeking justice'
Iranian nationals in Barnet are calling for support from their fellow countrymen as they attempt to help “seek justice” for atrocities committed in the 1980s.
They are calling on other expatriates to sign a worldwide petition calling on the UN to form an investigation commission in to the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988.
Members of the Hendon-based Iranian Women’s Association and sympathisers of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) are encouraging some of the borough’s 8,000 Iranian nationals and supporters to get involved.
Members of the Iranian community in Barnet have held protests over the issue in the past, including a peaceful demonstration outside Tesco in Finchley Central in June, which was broken up by police.
NCRI sympathiser Amir Shirif explained why people should sign the petition: “We want to highlight what has happened and send a message to the current regime that the world is talking about previous atrocities.
“Hopefully this will prevent anything like this happening again. Many of us lost relatives to this massacre and a full investigation would help us move on and deal with our grief.”
To sign the petition, click here.
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