Tahar Boumedra, former chief of the Human Rights Office of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), legal expert addressed an online global conference on the conviction of Iran’s diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi by a Belgian court for attempting to bomb the 2018 Free Iran gathering in Paris.
On February 4, 2021, simultaneous with the court ruling against the Iranian regime’s diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, and his accomplices in Antwerp, Belgium, a global online conference was held, where Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and dozens of prominent figures from various European countries, the United States and Canada, joined thousands of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) members based in Ashraf-3 (Albania) as well as the supporters of the Iranian Resistance worldwide.
The Belgian court rejected Assadollah Assadi’s claim of diplomatic immunity and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. The three intelligence agents, Nasimeh Naami, Mehrdad Arefani, and Amir Saadouni, were sentenced to 18, 17, and 15 years in prison, respectively. Their Belgian citizenships was also revoked.
Tahar Boumedra, former chief of the Human Rights Office of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), legal expert
Mrs. Rajavi, my friends in Ashraf 3, my friends in Iran, and indeed all over the world. Today, the truth, the rule of law, justice has prevailed over impunity.
Indeed, impunity has failed. Through this verdict, it’s not only Asadollah Asadi who has been convicted.
It’s the whole regime. The Iranian regime as a whole has been proven before a court of law, being behind the crimes of assassinations, and crimes that amounts to crimes against humanity.
So, I take this opportunity to join my voice to the previous speakers to call on the EU and its member states to start a new type of relationship with this regime, a new relationship that would leave no room for complacency, a new relationship that would hold all criminals accountable for their acts.
And I think today’s verdict is a very good example and a source of inspiration for the United Nations Human Rights System. Let’s keep in mind that the 1988 massacre or the political prisoners is still to be accounted for.
And I’m sure, again, regarding this issue, 1988 massacre, justice will prevail again. Mubarak, Mubarak, Mubarak to all of you in Iran, in Ashraf 3 and to you, Mrs. Rajavi. Thank you.