The name Bobby Sands is known throughout the world, symbolising the heroism of an Irish prisoner and his comrades who died on hunger strike in their unequal fight against their British jailors.
Over the course of the past two years British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has been lobbying Iran's Foreign Minister to change the name of Bobby Sands Street, where the British Embassy is situated, in the capital Teheran. (It was formerly known as Winston Churchill Street.)
Bobby Sands was an Irish patriot and martyr and an elected representative of the Irish People.
The British government has no right to be in Ireland, just as it has no right to be interfering in the affairs of any other nation.
We appeal to the Iranian government and its people not to bow to requests from the British government to rename Bobby Sands Street.
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