A statement endorsed by the majority of representatives of the Slovenian Parliament expresses support for Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan and acknowledges the Iranian people’s aspiration for a democratic republic. The statement includes prominent figures such as the former Prime Minister of Slovenia, three political party leaders, eight members of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and a former Minister of Defense.
Of the 90 members, 47 Slovenian representatives emphasized that the Iranian people have unequivocally rejected all forms of dictatorship, including the deposed dictatorship of the Shah as well as the current religious regime.
During the nationwide uprising, the Iranian people’s slogans demonstrated their rejection of these dictatorships. The Slovenian Parliament strongly condemns the repression of protesters, which resulted in the deaths of over 700 demonstrators and the arrest of more than 30,000 individuals. The Slovenian representatives demand an immediate end to the killings and executions.
The statement urges the international community to support the Iranian people’s endeavor for change and take decisive actions against the current regime. This includes measures such as blacklisting the Revolutionary Guards and holding state officials accountable for their crimes against humanity.
The full statement signed by the majority of the Slovenian parliament follows:
Support the Iranian People in Their Struggle
for a Secular and Democratic Republic
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.