My parents are at risk in Iran - Shaqayeq Azimi
NCRI – Shaqayeq Azimi22, whose parents were recently arrested in Iran by the fundamentalist regime for supporting the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK):
Distinguished members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Mrs. Maryam Rajavi,
I want to thank the French Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran for giving me the opportunity to speak to you today.
My name is Shaqayeq Azimi. I am 22 years old and am a member of the People’s Mujahidin Organization of Iran (PMOI, or MEK).
Today, I am here to speak about my parents who are in jail in Iran.
On October 14th, I was informed that my parents were arrested a few days earlier in Iran. The arrest was solely due to the activities of my sister and I, and for being supporters and sympathizers of the PMOI.
Both my parents are ex-political prisoners. My mother suffers from MS and she has spent about 10 years in prison. From 1981 till 1986 she was detained in a horrific place called “Residential Unit”, where female prisoners were under severe pressures. Most of the people who were kept in those units never survived or lost their sanity. These tortures caused her to get MS. From 2009 till 2011 she was detained because of visiting me and my sister Niloufar in Camp Ashraf. Again in 2012 she was detained. And now once again she faces severe risks currently both due to her health and also her condition in prison.
Also my father who is suffering from heart problems has been persecuted both during the Shah's time and under the Mullahs’ rule.
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In photos: French lawmakers seek human rights policy on IranNCRI - A conference in France's National Assembly on October 27 organized by the Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran (CPID), addressed the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran under the mullahs' President Hassan Rouhani.
Photos from the conference:
Text of declaration on Iran by 70 French lawmakersNCRI – A cross-party group of 70 French lawmakers issued a statement to the government of François Hollande this week, urging Paris to extend its "firm position" on the Iranian nuclear agreement into other matters of Iran policy, in particular focusing on human rights. The letter was made public on Tuesday (October 27, 2015) at a conference in France’s National Assembly sponsored by the Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran.
Scores of prominent French parliamentarians including Mr. Bruno Le Roux, president of the governing Socialist Group in the assembly, attended and addressed the conference. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, was the keynote speaker.
The following is the text of the declaration signed by the 70 French parliamentarians: