Steve McCabe: Executions in Iran prove Rouhani is not a moderatePublished by International Liberty Association on June 22, 2016
British lawmaker Steve McCabe has encouraged international support for a major “Free Iran” gathering planned in Paris on July 9.
Mr. McCabe, a Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, in a video message said he is “very concerned” about the human rights abuses in Iran.
“There’s been some 1000 executions in Iran in the last year,” Mr. McCabe said, adding that regime’s disrespect for human rights and international law shows that the mullahs’ President Hassan Rouhani is not a ‘moderate’ as some in the West claim he is.
Mr. McCabe said he plans to attend the July 9 event in Paris in solidarity with the Iranian people and their democratic Resistance movement led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.
Contrary to earlier assessments, a year after the nuclear deal between the P5+1 countries and the clerical regime, Tehran’s belligerence in the region has become more widespread, the human rights situation in Iran has deteriorated and the regime has become ever more closed and introverted.
The major gathering of Iranians and their international supporters, which will be attended by hundreds of senior political dignitaries, parliamentarians, human rights and women’s rights activists and religious leaders from the United States, Europe, and Islamic countries, is scheduled to address this and other pertinent questions and to offer solutions.