Thursday, October 25, 2007
October 29, the 'Cyrus the Great Day'

October 29, the 'Cyrus the Great Day'
And the anniversary of his issuing the first declaration of human rights.

Twenty five centuries ago, when savagery was the dominant factor in human societies, a civilized and compassionate declaration was written on clay and issued to the 'four corners of the world' that dealt with important issues relevant to the rights of humans, the same issues that not only in those days but even today can inspire those who believe in human dignity and rights.
           
This document, known as 'The Declaration of Cyrus the Great,' emphasized on the removal of all racial, national discrimination and slavery, bestowing to the people, freedom to choose their places of residence, faith and religion and giving prominence to the perpetual peace amongst the nations. This Declaration could actually be considered as a present from the Iranian people, expressed through the words of Cyrus, their political leader and the founder of the first empire in the world, to the whole humanity. In 1971, the general assembly of the United Nations recognized it as the first Declaration of Human Rights, thus, registering such an honor to the name of Iran as the cradle of this first historical attempt to establish the recognition of human rights.

Unfortunately, today, Iran is considered a country whose people are deprived of the very rights that were discovered, articulated and expressed by themselves. The body that holds the state apparatus in Iran not only does not recognize such 'rights,' but has done much (intentional and/or unintentional) harm to the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great in Pasargad plains -the very monument that has been registered by UNESCO as a human heritage and a 'shrine,' causing its immanent destruction in the future.

The International Committee to Save Pasargad that was shaped three years ago by a large number of people who appreciate national and world heritages, would like to use the opportunity of the Day of Cyrus to extend its best and warmest greetings for the occasion and repeat its plea to all those who appreciate the importance of Human Rights and its historical symbol in the shape of  the mausoleum of Cyrus, to put maximum pressure on United Nations, and especially UNESCO, to use their utmost effective endeavors to save this invaluable treasure of human civilization.
 

With regard and best wishes,

The International Committee to Save Pasargad

October 2007
www.savepasargad.com


Posted at 09:10 pm by waterworld

 

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Responsabilities of a succesfull Transitional Government in Iran
Protest at the IRI embassy, The Hague, August 5th
United4Iran, Amsterdam, July 25th 2009
Iranian protest, The Hague ICC, July 9th
Iranian protest, Brussels, 4th of July
London Speech by Prince Reza Pahlavi
Human rights for Iranian citizens now !!
October 29, Cyrus the Great Day
In Iran, even art is being put behind bars
Iran students protest against Ahmadinejad
Iran: arrests of demonstrators continue
Rafsanjani off the hook ... for now
Student activists: Death to despotism, Death to dictator
In Iran, stoning of women continues
SMCCDI urgent action call
IRI murders Akbar Mohammadi
Terror tactics against union
Pahlavi critical of the West's offer to Iran
Prison as a mirror of society
Hostage takers against hostage taking
Nuke plants in a quake zone
United by their natural rights and their humanity
Knowledge in the hands of the evil-natured man
To whom it may concern
Adonis speaks ...
Where are the billions?
A letter from Iranian students
Opposition or opposition to the opposition?
Partir, c'est mourir un peu
Follow the money
The policy of doing nothing
Vani is equal to a murder
Under Islamic Law there is murder ...
12 Reasons against nuclear energy for Iran
The Times on 'One man, one vote'
An interview with Oriana Fallaci
Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks on CNN
Elections in Iran
Fascism in Islamic countries
Football is ...
Action in Europe
The Iran of Tomorrow Movement
60 or 70 million
A man and a bear

Conference of the Birds
Divan~a~Shams






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