Maryam Rajavi: The international community must end its silence and inaction vis-à-vis the mullahs’ crimes in Iran and the region
A conference called, “Call for Justice: Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity in Iran and Syria” was held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in the Mutualité conference center in Paris, in the presence of Maryam Rajavi.
A number of distinguished political personalities and jurists from France and Europe, representatives from Middle East countries, as well as a number of officials of the Syrian Opposition participated in this conference.
The conference was moderated by Ms. Sylvie Fassier, an elected representative of the people of France. Former Columbian Senator and presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt; Fatoumata Diarra, judge for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) until 2003; Senator David Norris, former presidential candidate from Ireland; Marcin Swiecicki, former Mayor of Warsaw; Geoffery Robertson, President of the UN Court for Sierra Leone; Florence Berthout, mayor of the 5th District of Paris; Bishop Jacques Gaillot from France; and Tahar Boumedra, former chief of UNAMI human rights office in charge of the case of Ashraf; were among the speakers.
A major part of the program was devoted to Syria and the situation in Aleppo. Former Algerian Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former Jordanian government spokesman and Information Minister Saleh Qallab; Haitham Maleh, a Syrian opposition leader and chair of the Syrian Coalition’s Legal Committee; Michel Kilo, a member of the political bureau of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces; Judge François Colcombet from France; Anwar Malik, author and international human rights monitor from Algeria; Brita Hagi Hasan, chair of the City Council of Aleppo; and Fadel Abdul Ghany, director of the Syrian Human Rights Center spoke in this part of the conference.
A number of former political prisoners and young PMOI supporters who have recently left Iran also attended the conference and explained their experiences and observations on the omnipresent repression in Iran and the activities of the PMOI inside the country.
An exhibition displaying images of some of the victims of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran was visited by participants in the conference.