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Maryam Manouchehrian Condemns Iran Regime’s Use of the Death Penalty – October 8, 2020

Maryam Manouchehrian of the Iranian community in Germany, 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.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI), was the keynote speaker at this conference.

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.

Maryam Manouchehrian of the Iranian community in Germany

We all know that three weeks ago, Iranian wrestling champion Navid Afkari was executed because he had participated in demonstrations against the government. In his last message he said that silence supports crimes against humanity, and called on everyone to hear his voice and the voice of his family.

Everyone here today is the voice of Navid Afkari and all freedom fighters who were executed by the Iranian regime. We and our resistance fight for the abolishment of death penalty and freedom in Iran. The third article of Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan is the abolishment of the death penalty. The regime uses executions to maintain its power. The regime executed 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 because they raised their voice for freedom. Why haven’t regime officials been tried for their crimes?

We are convinced that Germany and the EU acknowledge human rights and support it in their own legislations. Then they must also support it in Iran.

Dozens of political prisoners are waiting for their execution. We ask the German parliament to support an initiative that calls for the revoking of the execution of political prisoners. The Iranian people are asking the international community and the German government to stop executions in Iran.