Event at the NCRI’s Berlin Office in solidarity with Iran protests
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Representative office in Berlin, Germany, organized an event over recent popular protests in Iran. This event was also attended by the renowned German politicians. The event was titled “Supporting the Iranian people’s uprising.”
At the entrance, an infographic banner, demonstrating the information obtained by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) of 1,500 martyrs 12,000 arrests and 4,000 wounded of the nationwide Iran protests, attracted the attention of all 31 guests of the NCRI’s Representative office in Berlin’s event. The infographic banner also showed that over 520 martyrs have been so far identified and the uprising has spread to over 191 Iranian cities.
The German politicians, dignitaries and Members of the Germany’s Bundestag attended the event at the NCRI Representative office in Berlin and voiced their support for the nationwide Iran protests. Otto Bernhardt, former MP and the member of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s Board of Directors, Martin Patz, MP from Christian-Democratic party and Iran’s reporter of the Bundestag Human Rights Commission, Thomas Nord, MP from the DIE LINKE party, and Javad Dabiran, the deputy director of the NCRI’s Representative office in Berlin were among the speakers of this event.
Otto Bernhardt speech’s at NCRI’s Berlin Office
Otto Bernhardt praised the Iranian people’s sacrifice in the course of their struggle for freedom and said that standing with bare hands against such a vicious dictatorship requires a lot of courage. Mr. Bernhardt also highlighted that recent Iran protests was against the regime in its entirety and it is unstoppable. He said: “The reason is the presence of an organized network of the MEK’s ‘Resistance Units’ and even the regime’s top officials admitted to the role of the resistance units.” Barnhardt added: “The people of Iran have shown their outrage against all the regime’s factions, and specifically attacked regime’s centers of oppression, particularly those affiliated to the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).” Mr. Bernhardt concluded: “The organized resistance is the key to freedom. Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan sends a clear message about the future of a free Iran.”
Martin Patzelt speech’s in NCRI’s Berlin Office
At the event in the NCRI’s Representative office in Berlin, Martin Patzelt, as Iran’s reporter of the Bundestag Human Rights Commission, described the regime’s crackdown on protestors as “Crime against humanity.” He said over 12,000 detainees face imminent danger of torture and severe punishments such as execution. “Remarks made by the regime’s officials raises our concern over repeating another massacre. Our silence vis-à-vis this crime and over the massacre of political prisoners in 1988, makes us complicit in regime’s crimes,” Patzelt said. He also said, “Germany’s government should sometimes prioritize human rights over its economic interests to put pressure on Iran’s regime.” Patzelt also urged the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to Iran to visit Iranian prisons and to hold regime’s authorities to account for their crimes. He said: “There shouldn’t be any impunity in facing justice.”
Thomas Nord speech’s inNCRI’s Berlin Office
Thomas Nord, MP of the DIE LINKE party of Germany’s Federal Parliament, told the participants of the event at the NCRI’s Representative office in Berlin: “The western, particularly European countries can’t just idly stand by. The risen people of Iran need vast international support. The European Union should support Iranian people’s uprising and their legitimate demand to topple a dictatorship.”
Javad Dabiran, the deputy director of the NCRI’s Representative office in Berlin, also said that Iran’s regime systematic attacks and crimes against the unarmed civilians are clear signs of crime against humanity. He also said that regime’s top officials, such as Friday prayer leaders use state medias and tribunes to call the protesters Mohareb (Enemies of God) and affiliated to the MEK and demand their execution, this is clear sign of crime against humanity. Mr. Dabiran also highlighted that the international community shouldn’t wait to witness another massacre such as the one in 1988. Germany and other European countries should demand an urgent session of UN Security Council. He concluded that holding regime’s authorities for their crimes to account is a legitimate and necessary demand from the international community and organizations.
An exposition with pictures, reports and video clips of recent nationwide Iran protests was organized on the sidelines of the event at the NCRI’s Representative office in Berlin.