Online Conference held under title, “Iran’s Ongoing Crimes Against Humanity, EU’s political and moral obligations”. The online event was on October 7, 2020. Dozens of members of the European Parliament attended and spoke at the conference.
MEPs made their remarks in order to condemn the horrific human rights violations witnessed on a daily basis across Iran. In addition, MEPs called on the European Union to fulfill its moral and political obligations in the face of human rights violations in Iran. They called for a firm policy by the European Union against the mullah regime in Iran. Also, they pointed out, It is high time to stand alongside the Iranian people and support their justified aspirations for a free, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI), was the keynote speaker at this conference. Her message welcomed as a democratic solution to Iran’s future. Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan has widespread support from the majority of MEPs for a long time.
Benoît Biteau, MEP from France
…maximum number of executions and the first one in relation to number one that happened. In 2018, we’re talking about hundreds of real massacres, and we can’t close our eyes to this kind of events. On the 12th of September 2020, a month ago, Navid Afkari was executed he was executed secretly without his lawyers being warned, without family being warned, without him being warned of his execution.
So, how can we actually carry on closing our eyes on this kind of inhumanity, it’s no longer possible. And therefore, this repression against the demonstrations of democracy of 2019, which in fact was also wildly repressed to be heard, and to the 10s of protesters were arrested and imprisoned, they should be freed and no longer so this kind of situation arrives and hundreds of families who have no news of their nearest and dearest should have news about them, even if the worst has happened.
Iran is the only country in the world that also executes children, and their situation is even more dramatic. And we can’t carry on like this. In fact, my compatriots, was arrested June 2019. She was initially condemned to death. That’s why we really have to mobilize after an international protester.
She won’t be executed, however he has been condemned to five years prison. On 3rd of October 2012, she came out of prison, but with an electronic attack. So, you can see to what extent in fact, justice can be contested in this country. So, we want her to be freed immediately, without delay.
And since I’ve been in the European Parliament, I know that on two occasions, we voted upon resolutions that firmly condemned these violations of human rights in Iran. And what I can also reassure you of this afternoon in relation to that event, and I saw your colleagues in front of the Parliament, up until the end of my mandate, you can count on me to denounce executions in Iran and in all other countries throughout the world.
For me, that’s simply a continuation of a kind of barbarism, as we still find in China or in the States. So, we’ve got to get out of that situation. We have to, in fact, trust humanity rather than practices of another time. That absolutely must disappear from all zones of the planet. Thank you very much for your attention, and very good luck on this noble fight, which we must win as quickly as possible.