Raisi served as Tehran’s deputy prosecutor and was a member of the death commission in the 1988 massacre in Iran.
The fact that President Ebrahim Raisi of the murderous Iranian regime is scheduled to attend the 77th UN General Assembly session in New York this month is astounding, to say the least. When Raisi was named the regime’s president last year, the reputable international human rights organization Amnesty International stated, “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance, and torture is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran.”
In a statement, 21 former European ministers urged the Belgian prime minister to make it crystal clear that terrorists will not be included in the prisoner swap agreement with Iran.
Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat-terrorist who was imprisoned after attempting to bomb an opposition rally in Paris in 2018, can be released by Brussels once the treaty is signed. The Belgian Judiciary found Assadi, which is one of only 20 individuals on the EU’s terrorist blacklist, guilty of planning the attempted bombing of the summit held in France on June 30, 2018, by the Iranian dissident movement National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Tens of thousands of people, including hundreds of prominent international figures from both sides of the Atlantic, attended the summit.
Members of Congress made reference to a treaty between Brussels and Tehran and warned that Assadi’s release from Belgian custody would pose a direct threat to American lives.
Assadollah Assadi, a convicted terrorist, attempted to bomb the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) 2018 conference in Paris, where American citizens, including members of Congress and numerous current and former government officials, were also targeted. On September 6, seven members of the US Congress from both major political parties urged US Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring charges against Assadollah Assadi right away.
A bomb-disposal robot later handled more than 500 grams of the high explosive TATP, which was later discovered in a toiletry bag and partially detonated.
Approximately 70 lawmakers, academics, and human rights organizations from Europe and the Americas released a statement on Wednesday denouncing the potential release of Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who was convicted of planning a terrorist attack against Iranian expatriates and foreign backers of Iran’s pro-democracy opposition last year and sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium. Two Iranian-Belgian operatives were detained by law enforcement on June 30, 2018, as they were heading toward the French border.
Prominent dignitaries and legal experts discussed the Iranian regime’s impunity for terrorism and crimes against humanity at the international conference in Paris.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a conference on “Impunity for Terrorism and Crimes Against Humanity” on Saturday, September 10 in Paris. The event was held in light of President Ebrahim Raisi of the Iranian regime’s intention to attend the UN General Assembly. Raisi is known as the “butcher of Tehran” due to his pivotal role in the mass execution of more than 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. He stands for a murderous establishment that has killed thousands of dissidents, protesters, and regular prisoners over the years. The participants also provided the Free World with policy suggestions on how to deal with Tehran.
Salman Rushdie, a British author, was stabbed multiple times with a knife on Thursday in upstate New York. According to his Twitter timeline, the attackers were radical Islamists who supported the Iranian government.
The attacker’s identity was revealed by the police, but no further information has been made public. Regardless of who the perpetrator was, whether he acted alone or as part of a larger group, the Iranian regime, and its supreme leader were the real culprits behind this abhorrent attack. The Iranian regime’s promise of a sizable material reward and a place in “heaven” encouraged the New York attacker, who had just carried out the supreme leader’s decree.
People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) supporters and pro-freedom Iranians held protests against the mullahs’ regime in Iran. These protests took place in recent days in Rome, Cologne, Stuttgart, Oslo, and Copenhagen in Germany, as well as Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Oslo, and Copenhagen in Norway.
Opponents of the “Transfer for Sentenced Persons” treaty are understandably concerned that Assadi’s release could provide the Iranian regime with clear incentives to ramp up its practice of hostage-taking.
This week, a treaty was ratified by the Belgian parliament, which will likely pave the way for the exchange of an Iranian terrorist for a Belgian national who is a hostage in the Islamic Republic. Olivier Vandecasteele was detained by Iranian authorities in February, roughly a year after a Belgian court sentenced the Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi to 20 years in prison for organizing a plot to bomb an opposition gathering in Iran close to Paris in 2018.
Ali Khamenei claimed on Monday that the regime had already developed the capability to easily produce weapons-grade uranium.
The list of crises involving the Iranian regime that the international community is dealing with is getting longer and longer. Meanwhile, an organized Iranian opposition movement is offering clear recommendations for resolving those crises, with support from a politically and geographically diverse array of supporters from around the world.
Since 2018, Iran has experienced the brutal repression of eight significant protests for democratic change, according to Amnesty International’s 2021 report.
For 40 years, an extremist regime has held the Iranian people hostage, destroying Iran’s natural resources, social fabric, rich culture, temperate environment, and economic potential. In response to the people’s protests, it has repressed dissent and used state-approved violence, imprisonment, torture, and executions. The regime holds the world record for the number of executions, particularly of women and children.