NCRI – Supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in The Hague have held a protest outside the Dutch Parliament denouncing the crimes of the Iranian regime against the people of Syria.
The PMOI (MEK) supporters on Saturday urged the government in Holland to base its relationship with the Iranian regime on a halt to its domestic human rights abuses and support for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
In particular, they denounced the massacre of the people of Aleppo, in northern Syria, by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and affiliated foreign mercenaries. They held up placards with images of the onslaught in Aleppo.
They also held banners demanding a halt to human rights abuses in Iran, one of which read: “Stop executions, medieval torture and cruel punishments in Iran.”
Amnesty International in its April 6 annual Death Penalty report covering the 2015 period wrote: “Iran put at least 977 people to death in 2015, compared to at least 743 the year before.”
“Iran alone accounted for 82% of all executions recorded” in the Middle East and North Africa, the human rights group said.
There have been more than 2,300 executions during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure as President. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran in March announced that the number of executions in Iran in 2015 was greater than any year in the last 25 years. Rouhani has explicitly endorsed the executions as examples of “God’s commandments” and “laws of the parliament that belong to the people.”