Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Kimmo Sasi: 2000 executions carried out in Iran under 'Obama's BFF Moderate' Rouhani.
Kimmo Sasi: 2000 executions carried out in Iran under 'Obama's BFF Moderate' Rouhani. (NCRI).
The human rights situation in Iran has not improved since Hassan Rouhani became President two years ago, Kimmo Sasi, a former Member of Parliament from Finland and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, has said. There have been 2000 executions since Rouhani took office, he added.
Mr. Sasi addressed a Geneva conference on September 18 on the sidelines of the 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Iranians plan to rally outside the United Nations in New York on September 28 to denounce the visit by the mullahs' President Hassan Rouhani to the UN General Assembly.
The rally, which is being organized by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC), will press the international community to hold the regime in Iran accountable for its abhorrent human rights record.
The mullahs' regime in Iran continues to execute more of its citizens per capita than any other U.N. member state.
Excerpt from the remarks by Mr. Kimmo Sasi, former Member of Parliament from Finland and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe:
If we try to measure somehow what has happened, the fact is that there have been 2000 executions since he took office. And in fact the executions have been very brutal, there have been stonings and amputation of limbs of the human body of people. The latest statistics of Amnesty International shows there has been 699 executions from the beginning of this year until July 15. Why is all this done? It is to create fear so that people do not want to have any resistance in the country because they have to fear for their lives.
We have to do something and what should be done? The Council of Europe has very good and high human rights standards. And the Council of Europe’s legal rights committee has studied the situation in neighboring areas of the Council of Europe countries. And indeed if Iran would have the same standards as Council of Europe has for human rights, I think it would be the first step to create peace in the whole Middle East.
Mr. [Alejo] Vidal Quadras already mentioned the European Union, and he was in the right line at the moment. As the annual report of the European Union shows there is no human rights dialogue today between the European Union and Iran. In fact, it would be very important that in all relations, to have that human rights dialogue, and to put conditions on any improvement to any relations between Iran and the European Union and the European countries as a condition for improvement of the relations. In fact, the European Parliament has given a declaration in that direction in April 2014, saying that human rights should be an essential part of the relations and be conditioned.
But I plead with the national parliaments as well, that national parliaments would study Iran and put pressure on their own countries that they indeed require when they have relations with Iran so human rights will be part of the conditions in those negotiations. Also in the European Union, the Commission plays in important role and when the Foreign Minister [Federica] Mogherini was in Tehran for a visit, during her visit, 11 people were executed at the same time. That is not the right reflection of the Iranian government when the European Foreign Minister visits their country. There must be conditions for the relations. Hmmmm.....The EU would sell father, mother and the kids for financial gain, human rights are of no importance to them.Read the full story here.