Iranians demonstrate in Berlin in solidarity with the uprising back home
The Iranian diaspora, supporters of MEK, rally in Berlin in solidarity with Iran protests-November 23, 2019
The event was organized by the German representative office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The Brandenburg gate was turned into a stage on which Iranians, as well as German political personalities, expressed their support for the Iranian people’s uprising while condemning repressive measures taken by the regime against unarmed demonstrators.
Supporters of the(#NCRI, #MEK)rallied in #Berlin 2day, in solidarity with #IranProtests &to call on the Intl Community to put pressure on #Iran's dictatorship,to stop the inhumane crackdown on #Protesters,#FreeAllProtesters & remove the filtering on the internet.#Internet4Iran pic.twitter.com/w7hn6iWwet— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) November 23, 2019
285 demonstrators were killed and 3500 wounded during last week’s unrest in Iran with more than 7000 people arrested according to the NCRI.
Demonstrators said those arrested faced harsh treatment, and risked summary execution by the regime.
Several people arrested in the wake of 2017 and 2018 uprisings in Iran were later killed under torture in the regime’s prisons.
Berlin’s Charlottenburg district’s deputy mayor Detlef Wagner was among those who spoke to the crowd.
Former Bundestag member and member of Konrad Adenauer foundation’s board of directors Otto Bernhardt also spoke, condemning the brutal repression of Iran’s demonstrations by the regime’s armed forces.
Demonstrators urged the EU, US, and UN to support the citizens' demands, to condemn the brutal use of force by the regime against the demonstrators, and to allow the demonstrators access to free Internet.
They also called on the German federal government to put pressure on the Tehran regime for the immediate, unconditional release of all detained protesters, as well as independent, impartial investigations into the above-mentioned deaths and motives for the arrests of demonstrations.
They urged the German government to work to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and the right of assembly in accordance with the provisions of the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as a party to the Convention.
Protestors called on European authorities to take appropriate measures to grant access to the country to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran.