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.
Following the regime's decision to open a case against the leadership of both the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) and the broader opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and try them in absentia on bogus and made-up charges at a trial that began on 7 March, Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool, said:
The real aim of this show trial is to sustain the atmosphere of fear in the country as the popular protests against the regime grow and continue across Iran, which regime officials and state media admit are organised by the opposition coalition, the NCRI and the PMOI.
A panel of 30 members of Parliament and women’s rights activists from the UK and Europe urged their governments to put human rights at the forefront of Iran policy when they participated in an online conference sponsored by the British Committee for Iran Freedom on International Women’s Day, 8 March.