A new petition launched by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) calls on European Union (EU) countries to support the women and girls of Iran, who are facing severe and violent repression, by summoning Iranian ambassadors in unison on International Women’s Day.
An official joint letter, endorsed by 39 women’s and human rights organizations from around the globe (printed in full below)—which has been personally delivered to European and EU governments including the United Kingdon, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy—urges the countries to summon Iranian ambassadors on March 8, International Women’s Day, and calls on the Islamic Republic to:
- Stop detaining and committing violence against women who are calling for basic rights and freedoms in Iran.
- End the physical and sexual violence against women detainees and protesters.
- Cease all executions of political prisoners and annul all death sentences against protesters.