One Year After the Stolen Election: AJC Launches Iran Campaign

Jun 08, 2010, 19:00 ET from American Jewish Committee

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Marking the first anniversary of Iran's stolen election, AJC launched a major online advocacy campaign to demand that the UN Human Rights Council end its silence on the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Iranian regime.

The campaign, which can be viewed at, asks visitors to sign a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to request that the Council convene a special session on Iran, pass a resolution condemning Iran and commission an independent fact-finding mission into Iran's human rights record. "Madam Secretary, in your distinguished career, you have always represented our country's best traditions and values in promoting human rights around the world," the AJC letter to Clinton says, pointing out that "the United States joined the Council to fundamentally change a body regarded as a mouthpiece for authoritarian regimes."

"One year after the stolen election, and the mass arrests, beatings, torture and imprisonment inflicted on the citizens of Iran, the Tehran regime must be told that the world has not forgotten," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "As one of the few voices for freedom in the UN Human Rights Council, the United States should mark the anniversary by demanding that this body finally become worthy of its name."

AJC's campaign also includes two short videos focusing on the situation of human rights in Iran, links to spread the campaign through social media platforms and a special Iran resources section.

SOURCE American Jewish Committee