Leo Housakos, Member of Senate of Canada joined the Online Free Iran Global Summit—day 2. In his remarks, Senator Housakos said, “The Iranian people deserve to have democracy and freedom. They deserve to live under a system of rule of law and the respect of fundamental human rights.”
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 Senator Housakos:
I am proud and happy to stand with the millions of people of Iran, both in Iran and Iranians around the world who are fighting for democracy and freedom. The Iranian people deserve to have democracy and freedom. They deserve to live under a system of rule of law and the respect of fundamental human rights.
The Iranian culture is an old, traditional, and rich one. They’ve made great contributions to humanity, and, I believe, the greatness of Iran is still ahead of it. They will achieve that greatness with democracy and liberty and by joining the community of great democracies around the world. The people of Iran have stood up inside their country, fighting back against the IRGC and this brutal despot regime. They will not stop until they achieve what they so deservedly need.
This year, the Free Iran Global Summit is not coming together as it has in the past because of COVID-19, unfortunately. But, I can tell you that nothing will hinder this movement, nothing will prevent the people of Iran from reaching their destiny and being able to bask in that freedom and democracy.