Statement of the Green Path of Hope Coordination Council Regarding the February 14th Demonstrations | February 12, 2011
The following statement was posted by a group calling itself the Green Path of Hope Coordination Council. The Green Path of Hope is a name given to the movement by Mir Hossein Mousavi that arose after the brutal crackdowns perpetrated by the current Iranian government against its own people after the disputed 2009 presidential election. This is a must read.
In the Name of God,
We congratulate the freedom seeking and justice pursuing people of Egypt and Iran for the fall of the pharaoh-esque dictatorship of Mubarak, and we strongly protest the recent widespread illegal incarcerations as well as the heavy increase of illegal restrictions on Messrs. Mousavi and Karroubi which verifies the ruling autocrats’ weakness and fear of any civil and political movement of the people, even of the most peaceful kind, and we also lament the pattern of law breaking by the officials in charge of executing the law. With this, we declare:
1. As part of the interior ministry’s responsibility to uphold its legal obligations and the people’s legal rights guaranteed in article 27 of the constitution, this ministry has a duty to issue a license for demonstrations in support of the people’s movements in Tunisia and Egypt in response to the request made by Messrs. Mousavi and Karroubi. Furthermore, this ministry must immediately inform the public of all measures taken to ensure the safety of citizens and the peaceful holding of the demonstrations. Failure to respond to this request and to take the necessary measures to hold the demonstrations peacefully will disgrace the government of Iran on national and international levels and will basically undermine its official stance in supporting the people’s movements of Tunisia and Egypt.
2. The noble people of Iran and followers of the green movement should participate in this peaceful demonstration with calm and resolve, and must not allow the infiltrating agents of those seeking violence to derail the demonstrations with their aggressive behavior under any circumstances.
Our promise, we meet on Monday February 14, 2011, 3:00pm in Tehran from Imam Hossein Square to Azadi Square.
– Coordination Council of the Green Path of Hope
(Translation of http://www.kaleme.com/1389/11/24/klm-47393 )