MPs and Peers call for a firm response to Iranian regime's systematic human rights violations and demand protection for the Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty.
In a cross party parliamentary conference on Tuesday, October 28, organised by the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF), MPs and Peers from both Houses discussed the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran, new wave of public hangings, acid attacks on women and the plight of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq.
Speakers at the conference included Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE, Mr Struan Stevenson, Chairman of EP Delegation for Relations with Iraq, Mr David Amess MP, Rt Hon David Jones MP, Rt Hon. Lord Dholakia, Mr Brian Binley MP, Lord Clarke of Hampstead CBE, Mr Mark Williams MP, Mr Mike Hancock MP, Lord Cotter, Ms Dowlat Nowrouzi, UK Representative of NCRI and Malcolm Fowler, member of the Law Society.
During last week, thousands of people defied suppressive security measures by the regime's security forces to take part in demonstrations in various cities of Iran, in particular in Tehran, to protest against the recent wave of acid attacks against Iranian women that have taken over 25 victims. The protesters accused state sponsored security organs of orchestrating these vicious attacks, which follows discussion by the Iranian parliament of a new bill to confront the so called “mal-veiling”.