- Call on the UK Government to urgently proscribe the IRGC; support the popular, democratic alternative represented by the NCRI and its President-elect, Mrs Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan

At a conference in the UK Parliament today, cross-party Members of Parliament, representatives of the democratic Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and various Anglo-Iranian associations marked the one-year anniversary of the popular uprising in Iran.

Massive protests erupted across Iran following the tragic death of Mahsa Amini last year and have continued despite a violent crackdown by authorities, including the killing of 750 protesters and arresting over 30,000 more including children.

Participants commended the resilience and progress of the anti-regime movement as a reflection of the Iranian people’s strong desire and demand for democratic change.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom urges international bodies to immediately investigate Iranian prisons and visit political prisoners

The British Committee for Iran Freedom strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s violence towards political prisoners. In a recent attack on political prisoners held captive in Ward 8 of the notorious Evin prison, prisoners were severely beaten and transferred to Ghezel Hesar Prison. They are now being held separately in appalling conditions and their lives are at serious risk.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom denounces recent comments by Iran’s judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei revealing regime’s plan to seek the arrest and extradition of members of the pro-democracy opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK), on bogus charges and baseless accusations.

More than 525 cross-party MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum say the UK and international partners should support the popular struggle for a secular and democratic Iran and endorse the democratic alternative put forward by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

The cross-party initiative which addressed shortcomings with the current UK policy on Iran was announced at a conference in Parliament on Tuesday, attended virtually by the NCRI President-elect, Mrs Maryam Rajavi.