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Our Cosy Event in Edinburgh 2016 – Happy NoRuz and Easter

14th April 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST

??????????????On 14 April we had a very delightful event in Edinburgh where we celebrated NoRuz and Easter with some of our Scottish supporters. Thanks to Joan Busby, Robert Parsons and David Watson, who enhanced the evening with their performances and talks, it became a very lovely evening indeed.

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Date:
14th April 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Edinburgh
Church
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

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