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.
Lars Patrick Berg, MEP from Germany
Dear colleagues, dear friends, I am honored to say a few words today particularly, since Iran has the highest executions per capita.
I was appalled to hear that the Mullahs’ regime executed the young Iranian National Sports hero, Navid Afkari, despite so many protests and pleads by political leaders and sports figures from all around the world.
Many German athlete, sports champions, and lawmakers joined the call to stop executions in Iran. Now, several other pro-democracy protesters have been sentenced to death and could be executed anytime from now. I urge that this trend of executions stop. Wanting freedom is not a crime. This total disregard for human life is outrageous.
Until now, as the Iranian opposition has stated, 108 women have been executed by the regime since Hassan Rouhani has been in power. The use of the death sentence for political purposes must be stopped, and such medieval practices must cease.
This behavior has no place in the 21st century. It is time for action by the world’s democratic governments. Words of condemnation are not enough. We need concrete actions.
We, in Europe, must show to the Iranian people that we support their fight for freedom and democracy, and continue to urge the international community to bring pressure on the unrepresentative regime of the Mullahs. Thank you.