Bahram Mavedat, member of Iran’s national football team in the 1978 World Cup, addressed an online event in Germany on October 8, 2020, to draw attention to the human rights abuses in Iran.
Gathering in Berlin on the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The Online Conference Marking World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Dozens of German MPs and dignitaries joined an online conference.
The conference was under the title, Iran: Executions Means of Keeping Power, Stop Massacre of Protesters, The European Duty.
The event was hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in which participants strongly condemned the mullahs’ increase in human rights violations.
The event was attended by cross-party Members of Germany’s Bundestag (parliament) and European dignitaries.
The panelists urged the European Union to end its policy of appeasement toward the regime and support the Iranian people’s desire for a free and democratic country.
The supporters of the NCRI and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) also gathered in front of the “Reichstag” building in Berlin at the same time to protest against the recent executions in Iran, demanding the EU stand with the Iranian people and their Resistance in the struggle for freedom and to end the policy of appeasement toward the ruling regime in Iran.
NCRI member Bahram Mavedat, member of Iran’s national football team in the 1978 World Cup
Hail to the national hero Navid Afkari. I salute all martyrs who were tortured and killed in the mullahs’ prisons. This dictatorship has only been against athletes. It represents misogyny and repression. However, in the face of this regime have been athletes who stood up for freedom. Navid Afkari was an example who gave his life for freedom.
Today we commemorate the death of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 and 1,500 people who were killed in the 2019 uprising. It is the duty of us athletes to show strength and use all our means to be the voice of those who died. We must support the resistance units.
The German government must use all means to call for justice with clarity. Those who committed the crimes must be brought to justice. They must do all they can to stop executions in Iran.