On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, December 10, cross-party MPs from both Houses of Parliament held a conference in the House of Commons discussing the state of human rights and the current political situation in Iran, the region as well as a recent terrorist attack on Camp Liberty.

The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) condemns the brutal and callous terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. We extend our condolences to all those who lost loved ones and our hearts go out to the French people.

On November 12, the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) wrote to the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, to express its disappointment over the invitation extended to Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, to speak before such a respected organisation next week.

The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) welcomes the British government’s robust condemnation of the recent rocket attack on Camp Liberty, home to members of the Iranian opposition in Iraq. We commend the government for raising this at the highest diplomatic levels in Iraq and wholeheartedly support its call for “an urgent and comprehensive investigation into the incident and ensuring that all those responsible are brought to justice.” The attack on 29 October 2015, in which 24 camp residents were killed, was the sixth deadly attack on these Iranian dissidents at the behest of Tehran since 2009, when Iran's Supreme Leader ordered, Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister at the time, to expel them to Iran.