Lord Clarke of Hampstead, a long-time member of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, said that the Rouhani regime is “a disgrace in the civilized world.”
Lord Clarke said that the unprecedented use of execution, as well as cruel and unusual punishments, in Iran, demanded that Western governments not prioritise financial goals over the lives of Iranians.
Recalling the images of young people hanging from cranes in public places, he argued that the human rights situation in Iran had always been shocking. However, Lord Clarke continued, not only had there been a deterioration under the regime’s current President Hassan Rouhani, but the promise of moderation had made that deterioration the more bitter to countenance.
Drawing attention to the violence – actual and structural – against opposition MEK (PMOI) members in Camp Liberty in Iraq, Lord Clarke said the Free Iran rally was an opportunity to work together to prevent further atrocities from the Iranian regime.
Lord Clarke looked forward to hearing Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a peaceful, free and secure Iran at the mass gathering of international decision-makers and supporters on July 9 in Paris.