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Maryam Rajavi called on Western governments to make contingent their relations with the mullahs' regime to the issue of human rights

PARIS, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, the leader of the Iranian opposition called on Western countries to predicate their relations with the regime on the resolution of the human rights issue in Iran, especially abolishing executions, ending torture and suppression and accepting respect for the freedom of speech.

Maryam Rajavi was the keynote speaker to an international conference, held in Paris in presence of delegations from Iranian youth associations from across the world. She called upon the West to "stop the policy of appeasement and offering concessions to the regime."

In the conference, the representatives of the Iranian democratic youth associations pointed out "Rouhani has demonstrated that he is part and parcel of the religious fascism rule with no mission but to preserve this regime."

The young Iranian activists declared: "the only way to put an end to the current crisis facing Iran is via regime change. We declare our support for the 10 point plan of Mrs. Rajavi."

While citing the regime's frantic reaction to the recent resolution by the European Parliament regarding human rights abuses in Iran, Rajavi underscored that Tehran's "profound fear of issue of human rights has a reason. The slightest fissure in this regard, would pave the way for massive uprisings and break the spell of repression."

The European Parliament declared that the June 2013 Presidential election, which resulted in Hassan Rouhani's ascension to President, was a far cry from the democratic standard known to the free world.

A number of American dignitaries, including Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, Governor Howard Dean, former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Judge Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General, Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Professor Alan Dershowitz America's most renowned civil liberties lawyer, and Senator Robert Torricelli, former senator from New Jersey were among the speakers at the event.

Mrs. Rajavi urged both the U.N. and U.S. to compel the Government of Iraq to carry out its commitments to provide safety and security to the residents of Camp Lierty. These protections include installing protective T-walls, and revoking the anti-human medical treatment imposed on the Camp's residents.

Rajavi said: "We demand the release of residents of Ashraf who were taken as hostage, and transfer of all residents of Camp Liberty, in particular the wounded or sick residents to Europe and the US."

 

SOURCE Iran News Update

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