Martin Patzelt, member of the German Bundestag and reporter of the Human Rights Commission on Iran, 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.
Martin Patzelt, member of the German Bundestag and reporter of the Human Rights Commission on Iran
What we need is unity. We have seen that the mullahs’ regime does not want to talk. In the 1979 revolution the people of Iran were very hopeful but due to the regime, many of them had to leave their country to avoid being executed. The mullahs only speak the language of torture and violence.
I’m committed to support you and I will talk to my colleagues in the German Parliament about this issue. Human rights is in the German constitution. The mullahs use violence to maintain their dictatorship.
What would be good for Iran? The NCRI have hoped for many years to see a free Iran, and this is why we stand with you and support your ten-point program. The future of Iran must be democratic. The NCRI wants to rebuild Iran. The NCRI favors freedom of religion.