Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cycling for Human Rights in Iran

photo of
Pouya Alagheband
by Julie Jigsawnovich

reported by Julie Jigsawnovich

Pouya Alagheband is among a group of Iranians and Canadians cycling 450 kilometers from Toronto to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ottowa, to deliver a petition initiated by Amnesty International. The petition, signed by 4,000 supporters, calls on the authorities to respect the human rights of all Iranian citizens and for the immediate release of those arrested for expressing their critical opinions of the elections since June 12, 2009.

The cyclists tuned up their bicycles, and started the trek today. They plan to arrive at their destination on Monday, July 27th at 2pm. Follow live Tweets from Cycling for Human Rights in Iran at:
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