MEK Iran: State-Run Media is Not Happy With Assadi’s Conviction
Unfortunately, since the conviction of diplomat- terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, Iran’s state-run media has been expressing totally false ideas regarding the decision by trying to pretend his sentencing doesn’t reflect his crime.
Conviction of Iran’s diplomat-terrorist
How ridiculous the man was given the much sought after status as a diplomat representing Iran overseas, but succumbed to the demands of the regime and transformed his highly respected position to that of a terrorist.
The fact of the matter is if you need to be a terrorist as a way of frightening off your opposition then you have got your politics completely wrong.
NCRI future for all layers of Iranian society
The opposition movements in Iran have their politics which reflect the interest of the people as a whole while the current regime reflects the interests itself. It knows that because it doesn’t push for a more equitable distribution of wealth in a country ravaged by inequality and poverty that a viable opposition will be present.
The NCRI has proven that under their leadership that there is a better future for all layers of Iranian society and not just an elite sitting at the top with the only means of maintaining their position is by arresting and imprisoning anyone who opposes the regime.
The verdict of the Belgian federal court
On February 4th a Belgium court sentenced Assadi to 20 years behind bars for leading a failed bombing attempt of the Iranian Resistance’s yearly gathering in 2018 in France.
Assadi had 3 accomplices called Nasimeh Naami, Mehrdad Arefani, and Amir Saadouni. They were sentenced to18, 17, and 15 years in prison, and they were stripped of their Belgian citizenship.
Yearly “Free Iran” gathering
The target of the bombing was the yearly “Free Iran” gathering, held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which attracts attendances of hundreds of well-known politicians, and over 100,000 Iranians and many others who support the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Ever since Assadi was arrested, the regime has tried to undermine the Belgian Judiciary’s legitimate decision by trying to claim “diplomatic immunity” for Assadi.
Misuse of diplomatic privileges
However, according to Belgium’s 2002 legislation, Belgian prosecutors have emphasized that even if Assadi had diplomatic immunity, he could still have been arrested by Belgian authorities. They stated that according to Austrian law, Belgian authorities could arrest Assadi, and in addition, because his plan was directed towards mass murder, international law permits authorities the right to strip Assadi of his diplomatic immunity and arrest him.
So far, evidence suggests that Assadi had used his diplomatic privileges to smuggle 500 grams of explosives on a commercial airliner to Vienna, Austria, where he was stationed as the 3rd secretary of the regime’s embassy. He passed the bomb to Naami and Sadouni in Luxembourg and attempted to return to Vienna, but in the process was arrested in Germany. Upon arrest, German police found a lot of evidence in Assadi’s car, which suggested he led a network of espionage in Europe.
Assadi’s conviction is a turning point
Belgian prosecutors used evidence to show that Assadi was operating not for himself but on behalf of the whole regime. Assadi’s conviction is a turning point and a good reason for addressing the regime’s state-sponsored terrorism.
This has caused a lot of fear amongst the regime as it now believes that its networks of terrorism across the world are under threat at long last.
The mullahs’ intelligence agents and mercenaries under any cover must be prosecuted and expelled. Granting them refugee status or citizenship must be considered a red line.