Iranians Stage Hunger Strike At U.N.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

About 100 hunger strikers sat quietly outside the United Nation's headquarters today at 47th street and First Avenue. The strike, organized by the Green Movement of Iran, is to last three days. Many participants traveled from across the country to protest the detainment of Iranian civilians.

Nehzat Farnoody a clinical psychologist who traveled from Orange County, California, said she's surprised and upset not to see any public officials or representatives from the United Nations.

FARNOODY: Who is better than Iranians? Ask us about us! And how come nobody is here to directly know what's going on?

Farnoody is demanding that the UN become more involved in the Iranian human rights movement.

The UN has not yet returned inquiries for comment.


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