Jim Fitzpatrick MP: Nothing has changed under the new leadership in TehranPublished by International Liberty Association on June 25, 2016
British lawmaker, Jim Fitzpatrick, raised concerns in a filmed interview, over the Iranian regime and how moderate it claims to be.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, a Labour Member of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, cites their interference in other middle-eastern countries, appalling human rights record and continued nuclear tests as examples of a government that is not moderate.
He said: “Nothing has changed under the new leadership in Tehran.”
The British Member of Parliament said: “Maryam Rajavi’s program is one which is supported by many politicians in many countries in the West and we want to see real democracy in Iran, we want to see the ability of the Iranian people to choose its own government, free from intimidation, free from the pressure that the theocracy has been pressing on every election. I want to see Iran return to the democratic fold; the people deserve no less.”
Mr. Fitzpatrick described the almost 1,000 executions by Iran’s regime last year as “obscene.” According to Amnesty International, Iran has the highest per capita execution rate in the world.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, the former Minister for London, said: “Every new Iranian leader has been described as a moderate and even more moderate than the last leader but the number of executions continues to increase and there has not been a reduction in the number of people being arrested and there has been no reduction in the number of young people being arrested.”