Iranians from across Germany gathered in Berlin on May 9 in a Convention for Democratic Change in Iran, Supporting Maryam Rajavi.
The clerical regime had conspired against the convention and resorted to spreading rumors such as claiming that a bomb was planted in the convention hall to prevent it from taking place. The vigilance of the organizers and steadfastness of the participants, however, foiled the mullahs’ efforts. A number of Member of Parliaments, political and social personalities, and human rights activists participated in the convention. They declared support for the Iranian resistance and its President-elect in their speeches and called for the removal of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran from the terror list.
The speakers also condemned the European countries’ policy of appeasement toward the cleric’s terrorist dictatorship as well as pressure against Iranian refugees.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, addressed the convention via a live satellite broadcast. She referred to a recent declaration signed by 2.8 million Iraqis, which condemned the Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq and voiced support for the PMOI, and said, “The demands specified in the declaration by the Iraqi people have the same substance as your convention."
The representatives of Iranian communities across Germany chanted slogans in support of the PMOI and waved the tri-coloured Iranian flag and portraits of the Resistance’s leaders.
A number of German-Iranian committees, including the Iranians’ Society of Berlin, the German-Iranian Women’s Board, and the Association of Iranian Youth in Germany also addressed the gathering. Representatives of these groups declared support for democratic change in Iran by the Iranian people and Resistance, and demanded Interior Minister Otto Schilli to account for the pressures placed on Iranian refugees in Germany.