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Report from the SI Campaign Coordination Committee:'Solidarity with Iran' delegation visits Nicaragua in second stop of Latin American tour

After receiving massive support in Cuba, a delegation of Iranian activists has visited Venezuela in the second stop of its tour of Latin American countries, an effort designed to promote international solidarity with Iran.

The activists are members of the House of Latin America (HOLA), an NGO based in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which for the past five years has promoted solidarity with the peoples of Latin America.

In October 2010 the organization launched its “Solidarity with Iran – SI” campaign to build international support for three demands: (1) lift economic sanctions against Iran, (2) recognize the right of Iran to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, (3) stop military threats against Iran.

After leaving Cuba, the HOLA delegation visited Nicaragua, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. There the delegation met with Olga Xochilth Ocampo Rocha and nine other deputies of the National Assembly of Nicaragua, who all signed the “Solidarity with Iran – SI” Appeal, endorsing the campaign's three demands.

Also signing the appeal were a number of representatives of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN); Dr. Rafael Omar Cabezas Lacayo, attorney and head of the Public Prosecutor Office for Defense of Human Rights; Gustavo Porras Cortes, General Secretary of the Workers National Front and member of the National Assembly; Walter Castillo Sandino, grandson of Nicaragua's national hero Augusto Cesar Sandino and President of the Augusto Nicolas Calderon Sandino Foundation; Marbely Castillo Cerna, Vice President of the Augusto Nicolas Calderon Sandino Foundation; Aldo Diaz Lacayo, a prominent historian; Omar Garcia, host of the “We Know What We Say” program on Radio La Primerisima; Dennis Deering, host of Radio Sandino; David Ruiz Vizcaya, Coordinator of Guerrilla’s of Communication; and several leaders and representatives of Nicaraguan youth organizations, including: Youth for International Solidarity (JSI), the Federation of University Students and Sandinista Youth

“The land of the great liberator, Augusto Cesar Sandino, has in this visit stood firm on the side of Iran,”commented delegation member Hamid Sharabi, a resident of Tehran and co-founder of HOLA.

Before leaving Venezuela, the HOLA members were interviewed on the popular “We Know What We Say” program on Radio La Primerisima.

The next stops on the “Solidarity Tour” will be Ecuador and Bolivia.

Further reports will follow the completion of these visits. ###

Solidarity Tour” Second Stop: Nicaragua

After receiving massive support in Cuba, a delegation of House of Latin America (HOLA) – a NGO based in Islamic Republic of Iran - who is on a tour to a number of Latin American countries with the objective of broadening the “Solidarity with Iran – SI” campaign, visited Nicaragua during the period from Nov. 27 to Oct. 3, 2010. In this visit, the land of the great liberator, Augusto Cesar Sandino, stood firm on the side of Iran.

Olga Xochilth Ocampo Rocha, the reputable member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua together with 9 other members of the same assembly signed the “Solidarity with Iran – SI” Appeal. With this endorsement, deputies in the Nicaraguan National Assembly supported the three demands stated in the SI Appeal, that is: i) Lift economic sanctions against Iran, ii) Recognize the right of Iran to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and iii) Stop military threats against Iran.

Beside the deputies of the National Assembly and a number of representatives from Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), other prominent people as listed below joined the SI Campaign in Nicaragua:

Dr. Rafael Omar Cabezas Lacayo, Attorney and Head of Public Prosecutor Office for Defense of Human Rights; Gustavo Porras Cortes, General Secretary of Workers National Front and Member of the National Assembly; Walter Castillo Sandino, grandson of Sandino and President of the Augusto Nicolas Calderon Sandino Foundation; Marbely Castillo Cerna, Vice President of the Augusto Nicolas Calderon Sandino Foundation; Aldo Diaz Lacayo, the prominent historian; Omar Garcia, the performer of “we know what we say” popular program in Radio La Primerisima (he also made an interview with HOLA’s delegation in his radio program); Dennis Deering, the performer of Radio Sandino; several leaders and representatives of Nicaraguan youth organizations including: Youth for International Solidarity (JSI), Federation of University Students, and Sandinista Youth; and, David Ruiz Vizcaya, the Coordinator of Guerrilla ’s of Communication.

The next report on “Solidarity Tour” will inform the reader about the support gained for the “Solidarity with Iran – SI” campaign, in Ecuador and Bolivia. SI Campaign

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