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Prof. Rita Suessmuth Condemns Iran Regime’s Use of the Death Penalty – October 8, 2020

Prof. Rita Suessmuth, German Federal Parliament Speaker (1988-1998), 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.

Message of Prof. Rita Suessmuth, German Federal Parliament Speaker (1988-1998) 

The people of Iran are suffering from both the coronavirus and the brutal religious dictatorship. The execution of Navid Afkari has once again made it clear to us what an inhuman and extremist regime we are dealing with in Iran. His brothers are still being tortured. I stand by the side of his mother. This injustice won’t last.

The hope for something better is increasing. The meaning of resistance is to fight for something better. I learned about the resistance in Iran through the people of Ashraf. They are led by Madam Rajavi, who has a ten-point plan for Iran that abolishes the death penalty and fights for equality of men and women. Ashraf 3 represents a society that nourishes equality.

We learned again and again about the extent of negative propaganda against this movement. This is a peaceful and resilient solidarity movement. It is noticeable how effective this movement is. Ashraf 3 is a community built with the help of Maryam Rajavi. Without a doubt, this movement is a thorn in the side of the regime, and we hope they succeed.