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Majority of French National Assembly Supports Iranian Uprising and Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan 

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A statement endorsed by 294 representatives of the French National Assembly calls for supporting the Iranian people in their pursuit of a democratic republic that upholds the separation of religion and state. 

The signatories of the statement include a Vice President of the French parliament, leaders of four parliamentary groups, heads of three parliamentary Committees, 15 Committee Deputies, and four former ministers. 

The French MPs declared they stand in solidarity with the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic republic where no individual, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, family background, or race, enjoys privileges over others. 

The people of Iran have unequivocally expressed their rejection of any form of dictatorship, whether be it the ousted Shah’s dictatorship or the current religious regime. Consequently, they reject any association with either of these two regimes. 

The text of the Statement signed by the French National Assembly is below:

 

 

Support the Iranian People in Their Struggle 

for a Secular and Democratic Republic 

February 2023 

 

For the past six months, the world has witnessed a sweeping popular uprising in Iran, demanding freedom and democracy. Some 750 protesters have been killed and 30,000 arrested. While any change should come from the Iranian people and their own resistance, the international community has its own responsibility. 

We stand in solidarity with the people of Iran in their desire for a secular and democratic republic where no individual, regardless of religion or birthright, has any privilege over others. Through their slogans the Iranian people have made it clear that they reject all forms of dictatorship, be it the deposed Shah or the current theocratic regime and thus reject any association with either. 

We believe it is for the Iranian people to decide their future. However, we recognize the fact that over the past four decades, the democratic coalition of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has constantly and tirelessly pursued democratic change. In this respect, we believe the Ten-point Plan articulated by the NCRI President, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, deserves our support. It stands for free elections, freedom of assembly and expression, abolition of the death penalty, gender equality, the separation of religion and state, autonomy for Iran’s ethnicities, and a non-nuclear Iran. 

The Iranian people’s courageous uprising can be attributed, on the one hand, to the explosive state of Iranian society, a product of suppression, poverty, discrimination, and government corruption, and, on the other hand, four decades of nationwide organized resistance. Tragically, in the summer of 1988 alone, over 30,000 political prisoners – the vast majority of whom were members of the MEK – were brutally massacred.  

We condemn the Iranian regime’s meddling in the Middle East region and Europe, including its terrorist attempts and cyber-attacks in Albania.  

We urge the international community to stand with the Iranian people in their quest for change and to take decisive steps against the current regime. This includes blacklisting the IRGC and holding regime officials accountable for their crimes against humanity.