It is with great shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of Sir David Amess MP, the co-chairman of the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) after being stabbed in a constituency meeting in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Sir David Amess MP, the co-chairman of the British Committee for Iran Freedom at the Free Iran gathering in support of a free and democratic Iran

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) condemns this vicious attack, which was an assault not only on Sir David, but also on democracy in the UK. We extend our condolences to his family, wife and children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, his staff and parliamentary colleagues at this difficult time.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) strongly condemns the regime in Iran for firing rockets and shelling areas accommodating Iranian refugees and Kurdish groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. The reports reveal attacks on civilians and innocent people, in violation of international law and the ceasefire between Iran and Iraq (UN Security Council Resolution 598). The Supreme Leader, Khamenei, also commander-in-chief of the regime's armed forces, is directly responsible for these attacks.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) issued the following statement with regards to the week-long protests against water shortages in the Khuzestan province:

The popular protests against water shortages in Iran's Khuzestan province began almost two weeks ago and have continued in many cities since despite the regime's desperate efforts to crack down and stop the protests including dispatching IRGC units, opening fire on protesters and shutting down the internet in the province. According to reports at least 12 people have been killed and many more have been injured and arrested.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) issued the following statement as Ebrahim Raisi was announced as the new president in Iran:

Elections in Iran are neither free, fair nor representative. It reflects the will of the unelected Supreme Leader and serves as a process to further strengthen the theocracy’s grip on power to the detriment of the Iranian people. This was made clear again on June 18 as the Iranian people rejected the theocracy in its entirety with a widespread national boycott of the presidential election farce.