Alan Dershowitz, American Civil Liberty Lawyer joined the Online Free Iran Global Summit—day 2. In his remarks, Mr. Dershowitz said, “The world will remember this organization and will respect it, and history will show you are on the right side. “
In July 1988, the Iranian religious fascism’s founder and the first supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa ordering the execution of imprisoned opponents, including those who had already been tried and were serving their prison terms. This was the beginning of what turned out to be the biggest massacre of political prisoners since World War II.
Following the decree, some 30,000 political prisoners were extra-judicially executed within several months. Today, thanks to the initiative of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), known as “Call for Justice” many legal and international bodies have joined the families of victims in search of justice.
Here is the speech of Mr. Dershowitz:
The greatest human rights crisis in the world today is in Iran. The Iranian government is the greatest, most serious human rights violator on this planet, and yet it’s difficult to make this case against Iran and in favor of dissidents and ordinary Iranians in today’s media or on today’s college campuses. It is not today part of political correctness to be focusing the world’s attention on Iran, yet it should be the primary focus of every good person who cares about human rights and peace.
Iran is the most dangerous country in the world. And yet, it doesn’t yet have, we think, a nuclear arsenal. Imagine what a nuclear armed Iran could do, not only in the Middle East, but around the world. We know that the Iranian attempt to suppress dissent and human rights goes well beyond its own borders, and we know that Iran will stop at absolutely nothing to preserve its illegitimate, undemocratic regime. And so, I urge all good people of the world to focus their attention on the problem posed by Iran today.
Thank you for inviting me. This is a very important organization that does more to bring the problem of human rights in Iran to the attention of the world than any other organization. It operates effectively as a counterforce against the violation of human rights by Iran.
So, if you care about human dignity, if you care about human rights, if you care about life and civility and freedom, join the campaign against the current Iranian regime. Yes, we need regime change. The world needs regime change. The people of Iran need regime change. We hope it will come about peacefully through democratic processes, but that seems less and less likely as dissenters are imprisoned and murdered. So, please join this very important campaign. If you’re a supporter of human rights, you must be an opponent of the current Iranian regime.
Keep doing important things. Keep up the struggle. The world will remember this organization and will respect it, and history will show you are on the right side. The Iranian government is on the wrong side of history. Thank you.