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Social Evening in Bristol

August 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Our event in Bristol was hosted by Geoffrey Sutton who did a splendid job moderating the program.

After the event we received the following letter from Bristol:

 

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your magnificent work for justice and peace. Thank you, too, for bringing events to Bristol. We do appreciate your thoughtfulness and time spent in travel and preparations.

I was reminded of you all recently, when I was attending a Christian lecture. The speaker spoke of the hugely strong and positive role Cyrus, king of Persia, played in shaping history. This stirred me to look up the many references there are to Cyrus in the Bible.

I particularly like the way that God made known to Cyrus that he had a special purpose for him, and Cyrus went ahead in the certainty that the Lord, the God of heaven, would enable him to fulfil this task he was given. It was Cyrus who enabled foundations to be laid (key Bible references from Ezra 1 verse 2 and Isaiah 44 verse 28).

I think of you all in the I. L. A. and believe that you are doing foundational work upon which others will build.

I found my study of Cyrus very encouraging and my hope and expectation is that you, like Cyrus, will play a leading role in bringing about a positive and God-given future for Iran that will be a blessing to the world.

With Best Wishes,

Bryony and Geoffrey

 

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Date:
August 11
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the General Assembly in order to;

1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC) to justice before an international tribunal.

Executions must stop.

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