The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) strongly condemns the hanging of a detained Iranian protester, Mostafa Salehi, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 5 August.

We were shocked to learn that the Prosecutor's Office of the county of VAUD in Switzerland has decided to close the file related to the assassination of Professor Kazem Rajavi soon. Terrorists dispatched by Tehran assassinated Professor Rajavi, brother of Massoud Rajavi, the Leader of the Iranian Resistance and the Representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Switzerland as well as its representative in the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, was assassinated in the suburbs of Geneva on April 24, 1990.

Cross-party MPs, Peers and prominent jurists support NCRI and Iran Uprisings led by women for regime change, IWD Conference in the House of Commons, 25 February 2020Photo: Cross-party MPs, Peers and prominent jurists support NCRI and Iran Uprisings led by women for regime change, IWD Conference in the House of Commons, 25 February 2020

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) condemns Iran’s regime for intensifying its domestic repression by stepping up crackdown on dissenting voices and unleashing a new wave of executions instead of helping the Iranian people during the devastating coronavirus pandemic in the country.

During a press briefing on 5 May, a spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary acknowledged the arrest of two renowned Iranian students. The spokesperson also alleged that the arrested students were in contact with the organised Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and accused them of inciting violence.

OPEN LETTER TO THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL

Honourable António Guterres
United Nations, S-233
New York, NY 10017

2 April 2020

Dear Secretary General,

I am writing on behalf of the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) to inform you about a recent campaign orchestrated out of Tehran and spearheaded by the Iranian Government to lift all sanctions against the country taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to take Iranian lives.

The international community, especially relevant UN Organs, Commissioners and Special Rapporteurs, should not fall for this sinister campaign which is entirely based on lies and propaganda by the regime in Iran to advance its own interests and survival. The sanctions imposed on Tehran either by the US, UK or the EU, are punitive measures in response to the regime’s unacceptable support for terrorism, destabilising activities in the region, pursue of illicit and clandestine nuclear and missile programme as well as serious human rights violations and killings at home. Lifting the sanctions at this moment will do nothing to help the Iranian people but only assist the regime to increase its unacceptable behaviour at home and abroad by continuing the domestic crackdown and by exporting terrorism abroad.