The British Committee for Iran Freedom welcomes the verdict of the Swedish District Court on 14 July, which led to the sentencing of a former official of the Iranian regime, Hamid Noury, to life imprisonment for involvement in the massacre of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 in Iran.
The Belgian Parliament is soon to vote on a government bill regarding the transfer of prisoners between Belgium and Iran. If adopted the bill will allow Iranian citizens convicted of crimes in Belgium to serve their sentences in Iran.
This would potentially mean that the Iranian diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, and his three Iranian accomplices, who are currently serving long-term prison sentences in Belgium for terrorism, could be released into Iranian custody to serve their remaining sentences in Iran.
Statement by Prof. Lord Alton of Liverpool on behalf of the British Committee for Iran Freedom on the resolution adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors censuring the regime in Iran:
Today, the IAEA Board of Governors passed a resolution formally censuring the regime in Iran over its persistent non-cooperation with the UN nuclear agency.
They call for the prosecution of human rights abusers in Iran, including president Raisi, and; urge UK to support the people of Iran and their Resistance movement
Dozens of members from both Houses of Parliament and members of the Anglo-Iranian community in the UK attended a Persian New Year reception held on the eve of Nowruz in the Jubilee Room in Westminster.
The cross-party MPs and Peers expressed their support for the Iranian people, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the popular protests across the country despite the state crackdown.
They condemned the crackdown on anti-regime protests and arrest of protesters and NCRI supporters in Iran as a sign of the regime's weakness challenged by a rising popular movement for change.