EP Intergroup Calls on Mogherini to Condemn Iran Regime Violent Reaction Against Peaceful Demonstrators

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The President of Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament that enjoys support of many MEPs calls on “the EU High Representative Ms Mogherini and the European governments to publicly express solidarity with the current uprising of the Iranian people and to strongly condemn the brutal reaction of the Iranian government and the security forces against the peaceful demonstrators.”


Press Release
Brussels- 30 December 2017


Uprising for a Free Iran


On behalf of Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament, I wish to salute the people of Iran who started protesting against the high costs and terrible living conditions. This great uprising which began in Mashhad, Iran’s second biggest city, on Thursday 28 December, is continuing and spreading to all over Iran. Many people our shouting Down with the Dictator, Free Political Prisoners, Long Live Freedom,…

My colleagues and I in the European Parliament have been campaigning for a free, secular Iran for many years and there is a lot of sympathy in our Parliament for the Iranian democratic opposition under the leadership of Madam Maryam Rajavi who was our guest speaker, a few weeks ago on 6 December in Brussels.

It was interesting to note that some senior leaders of this regime, including the Friday Prayer leader of Mashhad, have blamed the PMOI for leading this uprising. This shows once again that Mrs Rajavi and her movement are most feared by the mullahs and are the alternative to this religious dictatorship.

I call on the EU High Representative Ms Mogherini and the European governments to publicly express solidarity with the current uprising of the Iranian people and to strongly condemn the brutal reaction of the Iranian government and the security forces against the peaceful demonstrators.


Viva Free Iran
Gérard Deprez MEP
Chair, Friends of a Free Iran
European Parliament

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