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Written declaration No. 587 | Doc. 13702 | 30 January 2015

The situation of human rights and democracy in Iran

Signatories: Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Claude ADAM, Luxembourg, SOC ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Paride ANDREOLI, San Marino, SOC ; Mr Volodymyr ARIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr José María BENEYTO, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Boryslav BEREZA, Ukraine, NR ; Ms Eka BESELIA, Georgia, SOC ; Mr Charlò BONNICI, Malta, EPP/CD ; Ms Beata BUBLEWICZ, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Gerold BÜCHEL, Liechtenstein, ALDE ; Mr André BUGNON, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Henryk CIOCH, Poland, EC ; Mr Michael CONNARTY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Corneliu Mugurel COZMANCIUC, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr David CRAUSBY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Yves CRUCHTEN, Luxembourg, SOC ; Mr Zsolt CSENGER-ZALÁN, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph DEBONO GRECH, Malta, SOC ; Mr Jeffrey DONALDSON, United Kingdom, EC ; Ms Nicole DURANTON, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Tuur ELZINGA, Netherlands, UEL ; Mr Bernd FABRITIUS, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Claudio FAZZONE, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Cătălin Daniel FENECHIU, Romania, ALDE ; Mr Gvozden Srećko FLEGO, Croatia, SOC ; Mr Daniel FLOREA, Romania, SOC ; Mr Bernard FOURNIER, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Ms Béatrice FRESKO-ROLFO, Monaco, EPP/CD ; Mr Martin FRONC, Slovak Republic, EPP/CD ; Sir Roger GALE, United Kingdom, EC ; Ms Adele GAMBARO, Italy, ALDE ; Mr Karl GARÐARSSON, Iceland, ALDE ; Ms Iryna GERASHCHENKO, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Gerardo GIOVAGNOLI, San Marino, SOC ; Ms Iwona GUZOWSKA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Monica HAIDER, Sweden, SOC ; Mr John HALLIGAN, Ireland, NR ; Mr Hamid HAMID, Bulgaria, ALDE ; Mr Margus HANSON, Estonia, ALDE ; Mr Matjaž HANŽEK, Slovenia, UEL ; Ms Françoise HETTO-GAASCH, Luxembourg, EPP/CD ; Ms Mariia IONOVA, Ukraine, NR ; Mr Gediminas JAKAVONIS, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Gordan JANDROKOVIĆ, Croatia, EPP/CD ; Ms Lotta JOHNSSON FORNARVE, Sweden, UEL ; Mr Aleksandar JOVIČIĆ, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Mr Antti KAIKKONEN, Finland, ALDE ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Niklas KARLSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Serhii KIRAL, Ukraine, NR ; Ms Dalia KUODYTĖ, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Zviad KVATCHANTIRADZE, Georgia, EC ; Ms Athina KYRIAKIDOU, Cyprus, SOC ; Mr Serhiy LABAZIUK, Ukraine, NR ; Sir Edward LEIGH, United Kingdom, EC ; Mr Georgii LOGVYNSKYI, Ukraine, NR ; Ms Yuliya L'OVOCHKINA, Ukraine, EC ; Mr Andriy LOZOVOY, Ukraine, NR ; Ms Marit MAIJ, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Ghislain MALTAIS, Canada ; Mr Rait MARUSTE, Estonia, ALDE ; Ms Meritxell MATEU PI, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Pirkko MATTILA, Finland, NR ; Ms Ana Catarina MENDONÇA, Portugal, SOC ; Mr Arkadiusz MULARCZYK, Poland, EC ; Mr Robert NEILL, United Kingdom, EC ; Mr Miroslav NENUTIL, Czech Republic, SOC ; Mr Brynjar NÍELSSON, Iceland, EC ; Mr Aleksandar NIKOLOSKI, ''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', EPP/CD ; Ms Judith OEHRI, Liechtenstein, ALDE ; Mr José Ignacio PALACIOS, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Liliana PALIHOVICI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Bernard PASQUIER, Monaco, ALDE ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Frédéric REISS, France, EPP/CD ; Mr François ROCHEBLOINE, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Kimmo SASI, Finland, EPP/CD ; Ms Deborah SCHEMBRI, Malta, SOC ; Mr Jim SHERIDAN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Valeri SIMEONOV, Bulgaria, EC ; Mr Scott SIMMS, Canada ; Mr Arturas SKARDŽIUS, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Olena SOTNYK, Ukraine, NR ; Ms Karin STRENZ, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Michał STULIGROSZ, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Petra De SUTTER, Belgium, SOC ; Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Petrit VASILI, Albania, SOC ; Mr Stefaan VERCAMER, Belgium, EPP/CD ; Mr Nikolaj VILLUMSEN, Denmark, UEL ; Mr Sergiy VLASENKO, Ukraine, NR ; Mr Eric VORUZ, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Viktor VOVK, Ukraine, NR ; Mr Maciej WYDRZYŃSKI, Poland, NR ; Ms Svitlana ZALISHCHUK, Ukraine, NR ; Mr Tobias ZECH, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

This written declaration commits only those who have signed it.

Improvement of human rights and stopping Iran’s meddling in the region and sponsorship of terrorism, prerequisites of relationship with Tehran.

Human rights situation is deteriorating in Iran alarmingly according to December 2014 UN General Assembly resolution, the UN Secretary General, and the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights. More than 1200 individuals have been executed under Rouhani. Women have been severely attacked with acid or knives by government-backed gangs.

Economic lifelines are monopolized by the Revolutionary Guards and Iran’s wealth is devoted to nuclear projects or to meddling in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon resulting in massacring of innocent people. Crimes perpetrated by the IRGC Quds force have resulted in growth of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

We support 10-point plan of Maryam Rajavi, NCRI’s President-elect, who calls for human rights, separation of religion and State, gender equality, abolishment of death penalty, respect for international conventions, and non-nuclear Iran.

Europe, USA, and UN are urged to take the following steps:

  • Iran’s human rights dossier be referred to UN Security Council;
  • Iran’s militias be expelled from Iraq and Syria;
  • Nuclear agreement should include full implementation of Security Council resolutions, and acceptance of the Additional Protocol;
  • Camp Liberty, home to Iranian exiles in Iraq, be recognized as refugee camp under supervision of UNHCR and specially medical and fuel siege be ended.