NCRI – Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC, a leading British parliamentarian and Joint Chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, called on major global institutions and governments to persuade the Iranian regime, ‘if necessary, with sanctions, that they cannot go on in the way in which they have. It is time for justice, fairness, equality and proper civil institutions for the people of Iran.’
Describing the situation in Iran under President Rouhani as ‘shocking’, Lord Carlile, outlined a few examples of the repression and violence of the Iranian regime at home and abroad. There are, he said, ‘thousands of political prisoners in Iran.’ In Syria, the regime was ‘sponsoring the recruitment of child soldiers;’ and, in Iraq, it was ‘creating chaos’.
Lord Carlile, who is also a distinguished lawyer, highlighted the plight of Camp Liberty residents. Their fate was supposed to be subject to an international agreement, he said. However, the regime was preventing its residents from moving to Europe, and was sponsoring violence against them.
‘Civil society in Iran,’ Lord Carlile said, ‘does not support the regime’. He invited solidarity with the Iranian people in drawing attention to a mass rally of ‘thousands’ of sympathisers, including law makers from across the globe. The Free Iran rally will be held on July 9 in Paris.