Dr. Christian Staeblein, Bishop of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg, sent a message to 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.
Message of Dr. Christian Staeblein, Bishop of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg
What is happening in Iran is unimaginable: torture, sexual violence, mock executions, and death sentences.
You have me by your side in your call for the death penalty to be abolished. You know that I am at your side in my work for an Iran in which it is possible that all people can express their opinion, regardless of religion, skin color, sexual identity or ethnicity.
You will know that I am at your side when it comes to protesting loudly against human rights violations, when it comes to guaranteeing and defending the dignity of every human being.
In our thoughts and with our prayers we are with those who are wrongly in prison, to all who do not know what happened to their loved ones, who are grieving. May they find strength to endure injustice.
We are at your side.