NCRI- Below is the text of speech by Mr. Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) at University of California- Berkeley on October 15, 2016. Mr. Stevenson was a Member of the European Parliament representing Scotland (1999-2014). He was President of the Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq (2009- 2014) and Chair of Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup (Caucus) from 2004-2014.
On the World Day against the Death Penalty, I hail all the brave men and women who were executed by Iran's ruling religious dictatorship in the battle for freedom.
More than any other party, the World Day Against the Death Penalty targets the Iranian regime that has so far executed 120,000 of Iran's children, including the 30,000 political prisoners who were serving their prison sentences, but were hanged just for their political beliefs. According to Khomeini's fatwa, any prisoner who continued to adhere to the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, had to be executed.
In his October 9 article for American Thinker, Shahriar Kia writes that October 10th marks the 14th World Day Against Death Penalty. Rallies will take place across the globe in support of the abolition of executions. While great strides were made in 2015, with 169 of the 193 member states of the UN execution-free in the past year, we need to raise awareness in countries where the state of human rights has deteriorated and the application of capital punishment has continued.
NCRI - 45 British law makers and MEPs, issued a statement to support the international movement to obtain justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, and called for the trial of the perpetrators of this crime against humanity, following is the full text of the statement:
STATEMENT ON IRAN
NCRI -The Iranian regime has closed down the Society of Graduates in Sharif University of Technology, one of the most important technological establishments in Iran, after publication of a photo of Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in its latest book listing its former graduates.
The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns awarding the Women's World Chess Championship to Iran under the rule of the mullahs' religious dictatorship. The NCRI Women's Committee urges FIDE to cancel its decision.
Patrick J. Kennedy is a sincere friend and supporter of Iranian people and their organized resistance, in his article in thehill.com on October 1, he describes the latest position of Iranian resistance and why he believes the international support for it, will only continue to grow from this point forward. Following is the full text:
NCRI - His Excellency Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights – Geneva
As a secular person who believes in democracy and non-religious government, I was convicted in 2003 of forming the Iranian Freedom Movement. Following months of being kept in solitary confinements and going through various physical and mental tortures, I was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment following a trial which lasted only a few minutes in branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Injustice.
NCRI - New York, United Nations, on Tuesday September 20, Saeed Abedini an Iranian American Christian pastor who was imprisoned in Iran since 2012 and was released on 2016 attended a demonstration, organized by the Organization of Iranian American Communities in the U.S., in which thousands of Iranian-Americans strongly criticized the visit to the United Nations by the Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani and also urged the UN Security Council to scrutinize the shocking massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988, seen as one of the biggest human carnages since World War II.Following is the full text of Pastor Abedini’s speech
NCRI - New York, United Nations, on Tuesday September 20, Joe Lieberman attended a demonstration, organized by the Organization of Iranian American Communities in the U.S., in which thousands of Iranian-Americans strongly criticized the visit to the United Nations by the Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani and also urged the UN Security Council to scrutinize the shocking massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988, seen as one of the biggest human carnages since World War II.