NCRI - Former Italian lawmaker Elisabetta Zamparutti has expressed her solidarity with the major gathering of Iranians and their international supporters in Paris on July 9 titled “Free Iran.”
In a video message aired by the Iranian opposition satellite channel Simay-e Azadi, Ms. Zamparutti, Treasurer of Hands Off Cain, also condemned the mullahs' regime for carrying out mass executions in Iran, exporting terrorism and murdering the people of Syria in complicity with dictator Bashar al-Assad.
NCRI - Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi, the former chief justice of Palestine, has sent a video message of solidarity to the upcoming “Free Iran” gathering which will be held in Paris on July 9.
In his message, broadcasted by the Iranian opposition satellite channel Simaye Azadi, Sheikh al-Tamimi condemned the mullahs’ regime in Iran for mass executions and in particular for its export of terrorism and complicity with Bashar al-Assad in the mass killing of Syrian people.
NCRI - A majority of Italian lawmakers have announced their support for the goals of the Iranian Resistance and the 10-point plan of Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi for a future free Iran.
More than 300 members of the Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati), the lower house of the Italy’s Parliament, have signed a statement calling on the Italian government, European Union member states, the United States and the United Nations Security Council to “strongly condemn” executions and other flagrant human rights abuses by the Iranian regime and to “guarantee” the safety and security of members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) who are currently in Camp Liberty in Iraq.
NCRI - Many people hoped for moderation of the Iranian regime after the accession of Hassan Rouhani as president, but they forget that the theocratic regime is by its nature incapable of reform, argues Alain Vivien, a former French secretary of state for Foreign Affairs.
Writing for France’s Le Monde on Friday, Mr. Vivien pointed out that the international community is more than ever “perplexed by the political instability” in Iran.
United Nations human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in Iran earlier this month and have called for their immediate release.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, and Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, said that the conviction and sentencing of artists is entirely unacceptable and is in complete violation of the Iranian regime’s obligations under international human rights law.
NCRI - Canadian lawmaker James Bezan has sent a message of solidarity to the upcoming "Free Iran" gathering in Paris to show his support for a free and democratic Iran that will ultimately respect human rights and civil liberties.
James Bezan, a member of the Canada's House of Commons, said: "I want to send my greetings to everybody that is planning on attending the gathering of the People's Mojahedin (PMOI or MEK) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)."
NCRI- British lawmaker, Jim Fitzpatrick, raised concerns in a filmed interview, over the Iranian regime and how moderate it claims to be.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, a Labour Member of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, cites their interference in other middle-eastern countries, appalling human rights record and continued nuclear tests as examples of a government that is not moderate.
NCRI - British politician Sir David Amess has pledged his support to the upcoming Free Iran gathering and called on his colleagues throughout Europe to do the same.
Mr. Amess, a Member of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, relayed in a video message that he is hopeful the rally will demonstrate to Iranian dissidents that they (and their cause) have the backing of democratic countries.
The United Press International published on Thursday an opinion piece by José Inácio Faria, a Member of the European Parliament from Portugal, on the Iranian regime's human rights abuses and the steps the international community should take in response.
Mr. José Inácio Faria MEP wrote:
NCRI - Iranians of all walks of life are gathering support for the upcoming "Free Iran" grand gathering that is to be held in Paris next month.
The major rally, which promotes human rights and democracy in Iran, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Le Bourget, northern Paris.