Twenty-one members of the parliament from Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Tunisia, and Mauritania issued a joint statement to express their utmost support for the nationwide uprising inside Iran and asked the international community to recognize the right of the Iranian people to defend themselves by any means possible and to overthrow this regime.
The text of this statement reads:
Since mid-September, protests have spread all over Iran. These uprisings, mostly led by women and youth, soon expanded to all 31 provinces. By chanting slogans of death to Khamenei, protesters want to overthrow the religious and unelected dictatorship. The repressive forces shot tear gas at the demonstrators and opened fire on them.
The new round of uprisings sparked when Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old girl from the Iranian Kurdistan province, was arrested in Tehran on the pretext of inappropriate wearing her veil. Mahsa was beaten to death by the police. By September 25, at least 180 demonstrators were killed and countless others were injured. By disrupting the Internet in large parts of Iran, the rulers of the Iranian regime are trying to prevent the spread of news and images that reveal the dimensions of the uprising and they want to prevent disclosure of the massacre they are committing. Hence, the international community must guarantee free access to the Internet for the people of Iran.
By putting their own safety in harm’s way, the Resistance Units play a serious role in organizing and continuing these protests and resisting repression.
Executions and crackdowns have been the order in the last 40 years under the rule of the current leaders of the Iranian regime, such as Supreme Leader Khamenei and its current president, Ebrahim Raisi. Amnesty International has repeatedly called for Raisi to be prosecuted for his role in the massacre of political prisoners in 1388. In that year, 30,000 political prisoners were executed by Khomeini’s fatwa, and 90% of them were from the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). During the November 2019 Uprising, more than 1,500 demonstrators were killed by the regime’s Revolutionary Guards.
According to the aforementioned, we the signatories of this statement, call upon the United Nations, the UN member states, and other international organizations:
At no time has the prospect of change in Iran been this close. It is time to recognize the right of the Iranian people to defend themselves by any possible means to overthrow this regime.
The killing of demonstrators in Iran needs to be strongly condemned and urgent measures must be taken to stop the regime’s repression. The crime case of this regime should be referred to the United Nations Security Council and those responsible for the crimes should be brought to justice.
The people of Iran have a democratic alternative whose goals are manifested in the 10-point plan of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Ian, which deserves our full support.
Negotiations and dealings with the Iranian regime and the continuation of relations with it must be conditional on the release of all those arrested in the uprising.
The signatories of this joint statement are as follows:
Dr. Khaldoun Hina, member of the Jordanian Parliament, head of the Foreign Affairs Commission
Dr. Teyssir Krishan, member of the Jordanian Parliament, head of the Health and Environment Commission
Engineer Khalil Atiyeh, member of the Jordanian Parliament, deputy speaker of the Arab Parliament
Dr. Eid Naeemat, member of the Jordanian Parliament
Dr. Ismail Mushaghebeh, member of the Jordanian Parliament
Dr. Abdurrahim Moaye’a, member of the Jordanian Parliament
Yahya Obeydat, member of the Jordanian parliament
Dr. Ahmed Khalaileh, member of the Jordanian Parliament
Zeinab Bedoul, member of the Jordanian Parliament
Esma Rewaheneh, member of the Jordanian Parliament
Mohammad Ebabaneh, member of the Jordanian Parliament
Seham Sabet, member of the Palestinian parliament
Mohammad Leham, member of the Palestinian parliament
Abdulwahab Moawezah, member of the Yemeni Parliament, head of the Human Rights Commission
Ali Moameri, member of the Yemeni parliament
Abdulrahman Saleh Moazeb, member of the Yemeni parliament
Abdullah Na’amani, member of the Yemeni parliament
Saham Sharighi, member of the Tunisian Parliament
Dr. Abdussalam Harmeh, head of the Mauritanian Sawab faction, member of parliament
Lawyer Biram Eldah Obeid, member of the Mauritanian Parliament, presidential candidate (2019)
Tahereh Ali, member of the Mauritanian Parliament