Iranian singer and author of several books and articles in Farsi and Swedish, Gissoo Shakeri, was the key performer of the day. She has dedicated her life and art to promoting the cause of freedom of the oppressed people, in particular women, of Iran. Her heartfelt performance and spirited songs enhanced the evening in Hammersmith Town Hall packed with supporters from as far as Ilkley and York. Peter Watsham did an excellent job as MC. Excerpts of speeches appear on…Find out more »
On 14 April we had a very delightful event in Edinburgh where we celebrated NoRuz and Easter with some of our Scottish supporters. Thanks to Joan Busby, Robert Parsons and David Watson, who enhanced the evening with their performances and talks, it became a very lovely evening indeed.Find out more »
Our event in Oxford on 12 March was dedicated to International Women’s Day. The keynote speaker was Ingrid Betancourt who was warmly welcomed by the participants. Her speech appears as a separate article in this bulletin.
Other speakers included Dr Janet Horrocks, Dr Jacquie Drake, and Mrs Joan Williams in addition to the volunteers who talked about their ordeals and inspirations.
At our event on 18 February we hold an event in Solidarity with the Ashrafis. The event was enhanced with participation of musicians and speakers from 3 generations. We would like to share with you now the wonderful words spoken by the representative of the elder generation; Frances Radford: “I have known the International Liberty Association for several years. It is a pleasure to see you here and to know that…Find out more »
WILLIAM: I would like to thank the helpers here at the office for all the very hard work they do all year to bring about a harmonious Iran without the Mullahs which the world needs more than ever. Through the refugees who have flooded in to Europe because of the fighting in Syria, the world has this year had its attention directed towards thinking about where this instability is coming from. Practically no news report now is not dealing with…Find out more »
Our event for the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December was well attended. Our guest speakers included Peter Mathews TD, member of the Irish Parliament, and former MEP from Portugal, Paolo Casaca. Mr Casaca had travelled to Iraq and visited Camp Ashraf 5 times during his term as an MEP between 1999 and 2009. PETER MATHEWS: It makes my heart feel bigger and stronger when I see a group of people like yourselves who are part of…Find out more »
We had an event to draw the attentions to the importance of protecting the residents of Camp Liberty. This event was organised in London in November 2015. Some supporters expressed their feelings towards the Camp Liberty residents. LORRAINE: I would like to say that in many respects what has happened there, with the death of 24 people, is very much the same problem as has been happening, and we’ve seen it in France, we’ve seen it in Mali.…Find out more »
RETIRED LAWYER DAVID HARRIS: “What we know is what goes on in Iran, which is, people who have been condemned for all sorts of spurious offences, including their sexuality or other sexual offences, which Islamists in the mullahs’ regime believe to be wrong, they are executed in public. We’ve all seen the pictures of people suspended from cranes, and of course the whole point of it is not to promote justice but to promote terror; and that is what is…Find out more »
Our social gathering in London on 12 September was memorable and eventful. Our dear friend Jenny Carter was MC. We had the privilege of hearing Rt Hon Anna Brent, former Mayor of Islington talking about her concern over Camp Liberty residents and the situation of human rights and in particular women in Iran. Mr Stephen Roche played magnificent piano, Bahman played the Persian drum and a video described how Camp Liberty was transformed from a deserted dry land looking like…Find out more »
We had an event to draw the attentions to the importance of protecting the residents of Camp Liberty. This event was organised in London in July 2015. The main speaker at the event was Lord Tony Clarke. The event was filled with music played by our British supporters. We take this opportunity to thank them for their stunning performance.Find out more »