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Full text of speech by Baroness Verma at Grand Gathering – 2017

Sep 23
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By Staff Writer, Iran Probe

Saturday, 23 September 2017

thank you so very much, my brothers, and sisters. I know it's been a very long day for all of us but every speech has meant so much to the people of Iran and to us who stand here supporting the people inside Iran and those of you who have spent your years fighting for the human rights of the people of Iran. I also want to thank all of those politicians, parliamentarians who have traveled from across the world to be here joining us, all in making sure that what we want happens that the people of Iran get the freedoms the democracy their human rights back. You have been stalwarts and for the 11 years that I've known your work as a parliamentarian, I want to thank you. I want to thank each and every one of you who have spent your life making sure that those voices that have fallen that those people who have struggled for this fight inside of Iran have not been forgotten. Those women, those children, those men who are your brothers and sisters, our brothers and sisters. We are now traveling towards, I hope a journey that is filled with inspiration and aspiration for every single person that is residing in Iran.  Today we are delivering hope not for them but for ourselves because we can see collectively when we all join together and the world is on our side that we can make a change.  You have been the backbone of this discovery of humankind. Madame Rajavi has been the brilliant leader we all needed. But my friends there is much still to be done and we must not let anyone forget that unless we are working together politically and academically and on the ground and in politics across all governments, this change is going to take time. We want to hurry the process up. We want to make sure that democracy means democracy but that the rights of people living in and outside of Iran are safe and able to voice their opinions their voices freely. I want to thank you for giving me an opportunity to share your journey because you have taught me so much. You have taught me that coming together making sure that this fight is for everyone in the world.  The world has come with you and it is my hope that soon rather than later. We will have a celebration that brings the fruit of all the hard work that you have done. I also want to thank the young people here today, the young energy that I feel in this room that the fight continues with the next generation because they believe in the same things that you have all fought hard for and I want to think of all those that have fallen the thousands that have lost their lives and for each life lost there should be a thousand roses that have sprung up to make sure that that fight continues until we get the outcomes that we all want to see. So my brothers and sisters thank you very much for having me share this platform with you and I hope to be here with you to the end.  Thank you very much.

 

 

 

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