The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) raised the case of Assadolah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium on charges of terrorism and terrorist murder, in a letter to Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, on 20 February 2021.
The letter notes that following Assadi’s arrest in Germany, a notebook was confiscated in the diplomat’s car proving that he was leading a wider Iranian network across Europe.
As the trial against the Iranian diplomat and his accomplices concluded on 3 December 2020, 240 cross-party lawmakers from 19 European countries including the UK, issued a statement urging the UK and European Governments to protect Europe from Iran’s state terrorism.
The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) strongly condemns the new sentence against the Iranian political prisoner, Mr Saeid Sangar, 47.
The House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee published a report titled “No prosperity without justice: the UK’s relationship with Iran” on 16 December 2020.
The Foreign Affairs Committee states: “Iran’s malign regional actions challenge the values which underpin British foreign policy. International cooperation, safeguarding human rights, and upholding the rule of law are all weakened by Tehran.”
48 members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords took the lead in the initiative
The International Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran and the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) issued a statement urging the UK and EU member states to reconsider their policy on Iran and do more to protect Europe from Iran’s state terrorism following the trial of an Iranian diplomat in Belgium on charges of terrorism last week.
The first session of the hearing was held on Friday 27 November 2020, during which the prosecutor presented his case against the four defendants including an Iranian regime’s diplomat. They are charged with plot to bomb the Free Iran gathering on 30 June 2018, in Villepinte, in the suburb of Paris. Several British Parliamentarians were also attending the international event.
240 lawmakers from 19 different European countries support the statement.