MEK Iran: UK MPs Questioned the FM
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that several British MPs questioned the Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary 20 questions regarding the necessity for the British government to recognize the 1988 massacre in Iran as a crime against humanity.
Over 30,000 political detainees were executed
Over 30,000 political detainees were executed summarily and extrajudicially by the Iranian regime in the summer of 1988. The massacre was carried out under the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini’s religious order.
“Those who remain steadfast in their support for the MEK in prisons across the country are waging war on God and are condemned to death…”
The massacre was a crime against humanity
Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom have called on the British government to declare the massacre a crime against humanity. They also urged for an independent UN fact-finding investigation to look into the massacre’s perpetrators.
Several parliamentary questions were posed by David Jones, the first Secretary of State for Wales and former Minister of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union.
The UK has designated Iran as a Human Rights Priority Country
“The UK has designated Iran as a Human Rights Priority Country, and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor human rights record.
This will include using all opportunities during the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session. We urge Iran to allow the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran access to the country so that he can conduct research and investigations into human rights concerns reported there, including the events of 1988 and those mentioned in the UN Secretary General’s most recent report,” read the answer.
Bob Blackman, a Conservative MP
Also, Bob Blackman, a Conservative MP and co-chair of the International Committee of Parliamentarians for a Free Iran, and many other MPs posed different questions regarding the UK policies towards Iran:
“We urge Iran to allow the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran access to the country so that he can conduct research and investigations into human rights concerns reported there, including the events of 1988. Meanwhile, we have always been clear that Iran must uphold its own international legal obligations, including conducting thorough and independent investigations into suspected human rights violations, both past, and present,” British Government makers replied on this matter.
We call on Raisi to improving human rights in Iran
“We are in regular contact with the Iranian Government and expect to engage with President Raisi on a number of issues now he has taken office, including human rights. We call on President Raisi to set Iran on a different course and commit to improving human rights in Iran.”
In light of the appeasing trend, the EU leaders should adopt a firm policy toward the regime. Appeasing this regime would only embolden it to continue its malign activities. As the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has reiterated, the EU should stop the ongoing crimes against humanity in Iran, as well as investigate the 1988 massacre and hold responsible those who were involved.
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