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Shameful Iran Belgium Treaty

Shameful Deal Paves Way to Transfer Convicted Terrorists to Iran

The treaty for the “Transfer of Sentenced Persons” between the Belgian government and the clerical regime presented to the Belgian parliament for urgent review has outraged Iranians, Europeans, and people of good conscience around the world. The Iranian people, Belgian lawmakers, and current and former officials around the world have raised their voice in opposition to what is viewed as a shameful deal to release the terrorist diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, the mastermind of the plot to bomb and commit mass murder at the Iranian Resistance gathering of tens of thousands in Villepinte, France, in June 2018.

The Iranian Resistance vehemently condemns this disgraceful deal with the clerical regime, the most active state sponsor of terrorism in the world and demands its abrogation.

This page reflects on the activities of the international campaign to oppose the scandalous deal and calls on Belgian MPs, MEPs, and MPs in other European countries, and the United States, Canada, and other countries, as well as lawyers and political dignitaries, to take urgent action to prevent the treaty’s adoption.

If adopted, the bill will encourage a dangerous escalation of terrorism on European soil and hostage-taking of European nationals and Iranian dual-nationals for blackmail by the religious fascism ruling Iran. No one in Europe or the Western democracies will be safe.

ACT NOW and join this campaign by writing to your representatives in national legislatures and parliaments and raise your voice in opposition on social media and in the press. We the people have the power to change the course of events. We can and we must.


Videos:

London:Rally Against the Mullahs’ Regime Shameful Deal With Belgium

Stockholm: Protest Rally in Front of the Belgian


List of lawmakers, parliamentarians, current and former officials, dignitaries, and human rights activists condemning this shameful treaty:

  • Randy K. Weber, United States Representative
  • Brian Fitzpatrick, United States Representative
  • Louie Gohmert, United States Representative
  • Tom McClintock, United States Representative
  • Lance Gooden, United States Representative
  • Brian Babin, D.D.S., United States Representative
  • Jake Ellzey, United States Representative
  • W. Gregory Steube, United States Representative
  • French Hill, United States Representative
  • Mike Garcia, United States Representative
  • Young Kim, United States Representative
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, United States Representative
  • Neal P. Dunn, M.D., United States Representative
  • Rt. Hon. John Bercow, Former Speaker of the House of Commons 2009-2019
  • Gen. (Ret.) James Conway, Former Commandant U.S. Marine Corps
  • Hon. Louis J. Freeh, Former Director FBI
  • General (Ret.) James L. Jones, Former NATO Commander, USMC Commandant, National Security Advisor to the President
  • Hon. Robert Joseph, Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Wesley M. Martin, Former Senior Antiterrorism Officer, Coalition Forces – Iraq
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Former US Attorney General Hon. Eugene R. Sullivan – Retired Federal Judge
  • Hon. Robert Torricelli – Former NJ Senator
  • General (Ret.) Charles (Chuck) Wald – Former Deputy, Commander U.S. European Command
  • Mrs. Ingrid Betancourt, Former Presidential Candidate, Columbia
  • Hon. Judy A. Sgro, MP Member of Canadian Parliament
  • The Rt Hon David Jones MP, President
  • The Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC, Co-President and HMG Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (2001 – 2011)
  • Prof. the Lord Alton of Liverpool, Co-President
  • Dr. Matthew Offord MP,  Co-President
  • Steve McCabe MP, Co-President and former Shadow Minister and Opposition Whip
  • The Rt Hon. the Baroness Boothroyd OM, former Speaker of the House of Commons
  • The Baroness Vermaformer Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) and Parliamentary Undersecretary (Department for International Development)
  • The Baroness Harris of Richmond DL, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Dholakia OBE DL, Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers and former Party Chair
  • The Rt Rev. the Lord Harries of Pentregarth DD, former Bishop of Oxford
  • The Lord Singh of Wimbledon CBE, member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights
  • The Lord McInnes of Kilwinning CBE, Director of Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party
  • The Lord Clarke of Hampstead CBE
  • The Baroness Masham of Ilton DL
  • The Baroness Redfern
  • The Lord Inglewood MRICS
  • The Lord Roberts of Llandudno
  • The Lord Turnberg
  • The Lord Cotter
  • Rt Hon Sir Roger Gale MP, former Vice-Chair of the Conservative Party
  • Rt Hon John Spellar MP, former Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) and former Deputy Chief Whip
  • Bob Blackman MP
  • Martin Vickers MP
  • John Cryer MP
  • Ian Mearns MP
  • Jim Shannon MP
  • Pierre Galand, Ere-Senator en President van OMCT Europe
  • Mark Demesmaeker, Senator, Ere-Europarlementslid
  • Serge de Patoul, Ere-Afgevaardigde en Schepen
  • Michael Freilich, federale kamer van volksvertegenwoordigers
  • Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-president of the European Parliament (19992014)
  • Giulio Terzi, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Italy (2011-2013)
  • Struan Stevenson, President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq (2009-14)
  • Paula Casaca, Chair of European Parliament’s delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • Petre Roman, former Romanian Prime Minister
  • Jan-Erik Enestam, former Finnish Minister of Defence and the Environment
  • Tony Clement, former Canadian Minister of Industry and of Health
  • Audronius Ažubalis, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
  • Ryszard Kalisz, Former Interior Minister of Poland
  • Kimmo Sasi, former Finnish Minister of Foreign Trade and Transport and Communications
  • Marcin Swiecicki, former Polish Minister for Foreign Economic Relations, and former City mayor of Warsaw
  • Edvard Solnes, former Icelandic Minister of the Environment
  • Wayne Easter, former Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture
  • Mario Galea, former Maltese Parliamentary Secretary of State for Elderly and Care
  • Michal Kaminski, Former Secretary of State for Media Relations in Chancellery of the President of Poland, and current deputy speaker of the Polish Senate
  • Javier Zarzalejos, MEP from Spain
  • Ryszard Czarnecki, MEP from Poland
  • Stanislav Polčák, MEP from Czech Republic
  • Gianna Gancia, MEP from Italy
  • Susanna Ceccardi, MEP from Italy
  • Anna Bonfrisco, MEP from Italy
  • Hermann Tertsch, MEP from Spain
  • Franc Bogovič, MEP from Slovenia
  • Maite Pagazaurtundúa, MEP from Spain
  • Antonio López-Istúriz White, MEP from Spain
  • Milan Zver, MEP from Slovenia
  • Petri Sarvamaa, MEP from Finland
  • Ladislav Ilcic, MEP from Croatia
  • Ivan Stefanec, MEP from Slovakia
  • Ljudmila Novak, MEP from Slovenia
  • Gerolf Annemans, MEP from Belgium
  • Marco Campomenosi, MEP from Italy
  • José Manuel Fernandez, MEP from Portugal
  • Zdzisław Krasnodebski, MEP from Poland
  • Senator Roberto Rampi, member of the senate of Italy
  • Senator Lucio Malan, member of the senate of Italy
  • Hon. Antonio Tasso, member of the House of Representatives of Italy
  • Hon. Stefania Pezzopane, member of the House of Representatives of Italy
  • Romana Tomc, MEP from Slovenia
  • Lars Rise, Co-President of FOFIAF, former Parliamentarian of the Norwegian Foreign affairs Committee
  • Stefan Gudsteinson, Co-President of FOFIAF, former Parliamentarian of Iceland
  • David Matas, International Human Rights Lawyer
  • Prof. Eric David – Member of the UN-affiliated International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (2006-2016); International Public Law Professor. Em., Université Libre de Bruxelles – (Belgium)
  • Prof. Stefan Trechsel – President of the European Commission of Human Rights (1995–1999); Judge, UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) (2006-2013) – (Switzerland)
  • Prof. Valeriu M. Ciucă – Judge, General Court of the European Union (2007-2010) – (Romania)
  • Prof. Giovanni Grasso – Former International Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina; former Judge of the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina – (Italy)
  • Claude Nicati – Deputy Prosecutor General of Switzerland (2001-2009); former President of the Government of the State of Neuchâtel (Switzerland); former investigating judge, Neuchâtel; Member of the List of Counsel for the International Criminal Court (ICC) – (Switzerland)
  • Dainius Pūras – UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Physical and Mental Health (2014-2020); Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council (2018-2019) – (Lithuania)
    Tahar Boumedra – Former Chief of UNAMI Human Rights Office and Representative of the HCHR in Iraq – (United Kingdom)
  • Romeo Nicoara, Head of the Committee of Romanian Parliamentarian for a Free Iran
  • Raymonde Folco, former Canadian MP
  • Paul Forseth, former Canadian MP
  • Maria Grecea, Romanian MP
  • Maria Eugenia Barna, Romanian MP
  • Mihai Deaconu, Romanian MP
  • Daniel Budurescu, Romanian MP
  • Titus Pasca, Romanian MP
  • John C. Mather, Nobel Prize, Physics, 2006
  • Professor Joachim Frank, Nobel Prize, Chemistry 2017, USA
  • Professor Arieh Warshel, Nobel Prize, Chemistry 2013, USA-Israel
  • Professor David Wineland, Nobel Prize, Physics 2012, USA
  • Professor Brian Kobilka, Nobel Prize, Chemistry, USA
  • Hon. Sergio d’Elia, Secretary-General of Hands off Cain
  • Hon. Elisabetta Zamparutti, Treasurer
  • Antonio Stango, President of the Italian Federation for Human Rights
  • Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) – (United Kingdom)
  • Amnesty International
  • Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan
  • EveryOne Group