Council of Europe :Iran Declaration supports democratic change in Iran

Thursday, 28 January 2010

NCRI- In Thursday's session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, a written Declaration on Iran calling for an end to suppression of people’s uprising by the clerical regime and support for democratic change in Iran was announced.
The Iran Declaration has been signed by over 120 members of the assembly so far. They are from 47 nations in Europe and Central Asia and among the signatories are 12 heads of delegations and five Vice-presidents of the assembly.
Text of the declaration follows:

Millions of Iranians are demanding freedom and democracy. Suppressive forces
have killed, injured or arrested thousands and are prosecuting some as “Mohareb”
(waging war on God). Officials reiterate that since the organised and legitimate
opposition People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran [PMOI/MEK] still exists, any
support for or relations with it is an act of “Moharebeh” and punishable by
execution under Islamic penal law. In order to stop the uprising, the regime
wants Iraqi forces to eliminate its 3 400 opponents in Camp Ashraf. The attack
last July left 11 killed and 500 injured. None the less, the uprising continues
with chants of “Down with Khamenei” and “Down with the principle of absolute
clerical rule” the goal being to change the entire regime.
We support
opposition leader Mrs Maryam Rajavi’s “third option” for democratic change by
the people and resistance and urge the United Nations Security Council, the
Council of Europe and the European Union to take urgent action for the release
of political prisoners and prevent the suppression of the uprising. Continued
relations with Iran must be based on complete improvement of human rights. The
United Nations must protect Ashraf residents, and US forces must guarantee they
would not face violence or forcible displacement in Iraq.


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