Online conference with Maryam Rajavi and members of the European Parliament – April 2021

Online conference with Maryam Rajavi and members of the European Parliament – April 2021

At the invitation of the Friends of Free Iran intergroup in the European Parliament, an online conference was held with several MEPs. The conference focused on several topics including the degradation of human rights in Iran, the instability of the regime and the nationwide electoral boycott. It was also an opportunity to address the duties of the European Union in this situation.

Around ten MEPs, as well as Alejo Vidal-Quadras, president of the In Search of Justice international committee, spoke on the online conference. They supported the 10-point plan of Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and leader of MEK Iran. They also insisted on the need for the EU to adopt a firm policy against the Iranian regime.

At this conference, Maryam Rajavi addressed few topics, including the human rights and the volatile situation in Iran.

The human rights situation in Iran

In the past three decades the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has recorded and reported human rights violations in Iran to UN Special Rapporteurs, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International and other international human rights organisations.

Women are doubly oppressed. Iranian regime’s has been discriminating women and suppressing all and every voice of freedom.

As it has been reported from MEK Iran, the largest Iranian opposition group, hundreds of political prisoners and people, arrested during demonstrations, are subjected to the most violent tortures, without anyone knowing their fate.

Iranians are struggling for their human rights. They are actively organizing strikes and protests with the help of the opposition group, MEK Iran.

The very volatile situation in Iran

On their YouTube channel, Maryam Rajavi has pointed out that the regime is facing several crises from which it cannot escape. Due to its mismanagement, embezzlement, and corruption, economic infrastructure has been destroyed. Rajavi claimed that the regime has taken no action to deal with the coronavirus and described it as a blessing, in order to used it as a barrier against popular discontent and uprisings.

The objective conditions for change exist. During the uprisings of 2017 and 2019, the Iranians, many of them members of MEK Iran, displayed their desire for change and rejected the regime in its entirety by chanting “reformers, hardliners, the game is now over”.

Iranians have shown their desire for a democratically elected republic, rejecting all forms of dictatorship, as evidenced by the slogans: “Down with the tyrant, be it shah or mullah”.

Iranian people want a democratic Iran based on free elections, the separation of religion and state, the abolition of the death penalty, gender equality and a non-nuclear Iran.

There is no doubt that the Iranian people and their Resistance, assisted by the MEK Iran, will overthrow this regime and that democracy will be established in Iran.

A resolution on Iran was announced recently by members of the US House of Representatives, which was supported by the majority of them. The resolution expresses the sentiment of Congress in the first 100 days of the new administration and comes at the right time.

In this resolution, the representatives stand alongside the Iranian people in their legitimate struggle against the oppressive and corrupt regime. Maryam Rajavi claimed that they recognize the rights of the Iranian people to establish a democratic republic in Iran based on the separation of religion and state.

Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen