Members and supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) gathered at The Hague to protest a trip by the Iranian Regime’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
They pleaded with the Dutch government to condition their relationship with Iran on an improvement to human rights in the country, citing Iran’s sobering execution rate, its role in the Syrian civil war, and its ties to international terrorism.
Despite being portrayed as ‘moderate’ by Western governments and media in 2015, Hassan Rohani’s government executed around 1,000 people that same year. In fact, Amnesty International lists Iran as the state with the highest levels of executions per capita.
The protesters staged mock displays of executions and imprisonment, held up signs and sang chants which described Zarif as a representative of a terrorist regime.
This is the second protest over Zarif’s European trip; on Wednesday, resistance members gathered in Paris to plead with France’s government for the same resolution.
These protesters joined the 270 Members of the European Parliament who called on EU countries to pressure the Iranian Regime to improve their human rights situation.
For any supporters wanting to declare their support, a rally is being held in Paris on July 9. The Free Iran gathering asks the question, where is Iran heading and what are the potential global consequences?