Gilbert Mitterrand: Silence kills even more than the craziness of executionersPublished by International Liberty on February 1, 2016
Speaking at the rally by thousands of Iranians in Paris on Thursday protesting the recent visit by Hassan Rouhani, the president of the clerical regime in Tehran, the president of the France Libertés Foundation called on France not to sacrifice human rights for economic and financial purposes.
Gilbert Mitterrand, son of late French president Francois Mitterrand, said: The foundation Danielle-Mitterrand – France Libertés asks the powerful nations, the International community and the French president to support the great Iranian people, who are victims of more than 120 000 political executions, where minors are prosecuted, where women are mutilated, where no law can support the hatred they suffer. That is our message.
That is our demand, united together, in this protest today, for our brothers and sisters.
The foundation Danielle-Mitterrand – France Libertés shows its support to the people of Iran, the Iran of liberties, of human rights and democracy, where the death penalty doesn’t prevail.
The same Iran that suffers terrible acts of violence, holding one of the worst world records to this day.
The foundation France Libertés joins the numerous voices around the world that are rising so that this great country doesn’t get sacrificed for economic and financial purposes where local strategies tend to scorn people’s conscience. Progress only makes sense if it profits the whole world. Silence kills even more than the craziness of executioners.