Cross-party Members of Parliament from both the UK and European countries took part in a virtual conference on Thursday, 10 September 2020, to support the global campaign to seek justice for victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.
Prominent human rights lawyers, a former UN official, the UK Representative of the Iranian Resistance Movement (NCRI), European parliamentarians and dignitaries also participated in the conference, which heard testimonies from the family members of the victims of the 1988 massacre.
Speakers agreed that the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988 is an ongoing crime against humanity ordered by the highest authority in the country at the time. They also argued that the appalling human rights situation in Iran is a direct result of the failure of the international community to hold the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre to account.
Dowlat Nowrouzi, NCRI Representative in the UK joined the Online Parliamentary Conference by Cross-Party UK, European MPs and Prominent Jurists on 1988 Massacre in Iran. In her remarks, Ms. Nowrouzi said, “Members of parliament in Europe, the U.S. and around the world must cry out and stand with the people of Iran and say the international community must stop supporting the regime in its crimes, its continued executions of protesters.”
Dowlat Nowrouzi, NCRI Representative in the UK:
Unfortunately, the international community and proponents of the appeasement policy have taken up actions that are damaging to the Iranian people. After the nuclear deal, the lives of the Iranian people turned into terrible misery because of institutionalized corruption in the regime. More than $200 billion are at the disposition of [regime Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei and the IRGC.
This regime is the leading state in executions per capita. They are spending money not for the people but on terrorism and supporting tyrannical regimes such as Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The regime is supporting Hezbollah which plays a role in terrorism in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and even Iran.
The illusion is no longer valid. The international community must take substantial steps to bring the regime to account. They do not represent the Iranian people. They must be held responsible for their crimes against the Iranian people and the people across the region.
Members of parliament in Europe, the U.S. and around the world must cry out and stand with the people of Iran and say the international community must stop supporting the regime in its crimes, its continued executions of protesters.
The United Nation, the Secretary General, secretary of states, they need to stop giving concessions. Do not give concessions to this regime, whether you want to free Nazanin or any other prisoners who are officially taken hostage by the regime.
We need substantive steps, support for the opposition, Mrs. Rajavi and her platform. Second, the embassies of this regime must be shut down. They are not used for diplomatic and mutual interests. They are just established for the regime to carry out terror plots and bombings against dissidents. All sanctions must be reimposed immediately.