European Lawmakers Express Support for Iran Uprising
On Wednesday, 7 February, the 39th anniversary of the 1979 anti-monarchic revolution, a special meeting in support of the Iran uprising was held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Dozens of MEPs from various political groups participated and spoke about the nationwide protests which shook Iran and spread to 142 cities and to all 31 provinces.
The meeting was chaired by Gérard Deprez (ALDE) and Tunne Kelam (EPP). Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a former vice-president of the European Parliament, and Farzin Hashemi from the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), were invited as guest speakers.
The following points were determined by the MEPs to be of particular importance:
Full report on the conference at the UK parliament Maryam Rajavi's Message to the British MPs 10 December 2015
Why don’t we have freedom of expression?
Why do we constantly live in horror?
Why is there not a single independent and free media in Iran?
Why are we deprived of the freedom to choose our clothing?
Why don’t we have the right to protest?
Why shouldn’t we bring down this savage tyrannical regime and establish a democratic government?
These questions and protests that have inspired many uprisings so far will ultimately realize the great change and make Iran the cradle of human rights and freedom.