Conservative parliamentarians today discussed the current situation in Iran and its democratic future at a conference in Parliament with members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the Anglo-Iranian community.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom strongly condemns the executions of two detained protesters Mohammad Mehdi Karami (22) and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini (39).

We call on the British government to unequivocally condemn this act of barbarism by the Iranian regime and to take immediate and concrete measures to hold the dictatorship in Iran to account for its crimes. Two other protesters had been hanged on December 8 and 12, 2022, respectively.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) unveiled a joint initiative backed by over 230 cross-party members of the UK Parliament at a conference in Parliament today in support of the Iranian people's uprising and their struggle for a free and democratic Iran.

In light of the recent execution of protesters in Iran, the initiative sets out five concrete steps for the UK, the UN, and its member states to support the popular uprising in Iran. The steps consist of recognition of the Iranian people's right to self-defence as well as the pro-democracy opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and its president-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi; international measures to end impunity for regime leaders; diplomatic boycott of Tehran and securing the Iranian people’s free access to the internet.

We were astounded to hear about the execution of another protester, Majid Reza Rahnavard, hanged from a crane in public this morning. This crime clearly shows the complete desperation and helplessness of the mullahs' regime in facing the Iranian people's nationwide uprising, which has put the overthrow of the entire mullahs' regime in prospect more than ever before. The mullahs' regime has no compunction in using intimidation in its most medieval forms, as the only solution in attempting to prevent the continuation of the uprising.