MEPs Call for action against Iranian regime’s human rights abuses
On Wednesday, the Friends of Free Iran (FOFI) inter-parliamentary group in the European Parliament held a conference in solidarity with the Iranian people’s uprising and the EU’s policy regarding the Iranian regime and its terrorist Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). The event, which was held in Brussels, brought together prominent MEPs, human rights activists, and experts to discuss the situation in Iran and the EU’s role in addressing the ongoing human rights crisis. The keynote speaker of the event was Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The conference also focused on the EU’s policy towards Iran and its recent decision to not add the IRGC to the EU’s terrorist list. Mrs. Rajavi stressed that the EU’s refusal to implement the EP’s resolution is a huge disappointment for the Iranian protesters and human rights defenders. “For years, EU policy has been based on engagement with the mullahs’ regime.
Look at the number of European or dual citizens currently held hostage in Iran. Europe’s failure to hold the regime accountable has given it a license for impunity for its crimes against the Iranian people and impunity for terrorism in Europe and hostage-taking.”
In his opening remarks, MEP Petras Auštrevičius, who co-chaired the event, referred to FOFI’s declarations and the EP’s resolution calling for the IRGC’s terrorist designation. He expressed his support for the Iranian people and the need for a firm policy towards the regime. “We ask as well for the immediate and unconditional release of all protesters sentenced to death, and the list is included. There is a line expressing our strong solidarity with Iranian youth, women, and men for each and every normal society and country.”
MEP Auštrevičius also emphasized the need for further action to be taken by the EU regarding the Iranian regime. He referred to the EP’s resolution and stated, “Indeed, a very special line is dedicated to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and its subsidiary forces. We asked to include them on the terrorist list.”
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