London, 18 Nov – Two key figures in the movement for a free and democratic Iran have met to discuss the successful relocation of Iranian dissidents from Camp Liberty in Iraq to Albania.
Maryam Rajavi, the President of the Iranian Resistance invited Dr Gérard Deprez, MEP and President of the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) at the European Parliament, to her residence in Auvers-sur-Oise on November 11.
Deprez congratulated Rajavi on the victory for the Iranian Resistance and the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), but especially for the former residents of Camp Liberty.
Deprez noted that FOFI had over 300 members across the parties of the European Parliament and that all members were dedicated to the safety and security of the Iranian people’s freedom fighters.
Deprez said he was glad that the Iranian dissidents were relocated to a safe place despite deaths, injuries and considerable deprivations.
Deprez expressed the solidarity of MEPs with the Iranian people’s Justice Seeking Movement to prosecute and punish the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. He also said that the European Parliament was overwhelmingly supportive of democratic change in Iran.
Rajavi expressed her gratitude to the Deprez and FOFI’s members. She stressed that the European Parliament should take notice of the deteriorating situation of human rights in Iran and the protests across the country.
She warned that the EU should condition every step to expand trade relations with Iran on end to executions. She pointed out that no investment on Iran’s clerical regime will be productive as the regime faces irreversible political and economic crises and the Iranian people’s hatred and dissatisfaction.