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Full text of speech by Catherine Noone at Grand Gathering – 2017

Sep 13
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By Staff Writer, Iran Probe

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Good evening everybody. It's wonderful to see such enthusiasm at the end of a very long day.  It's been a wonderful day for everyone here and I'm happy to represent at this great gathering the delegation from the Irish Senate and I bring warm wishes from former MEP and MP in Ireland Jim Higgins who was a very good friend to this organization.

On the 23rd of November a motion was tabled in the Irish Senate to condemn human rights violations and the brutal 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran and to support the efforts pursued by the NCRI and Mrs. Rajavi to end decades of atrocities in Iran, to support the 10-point plan for a future Iran that envisions a democratic secular republic with the abolition of the death penalty and torture as well establishing the rule of law and respect for the United Nations Charter. We wish you success in bringing about a democratic change to your country we are very concerned that human rights abuses and executions continue today in Iran because of the impunity enjoyed by the Iranian authorities in the in the last three-and-a-half decades. Therefore we have called upon the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly and the Security Council to order an investigation and bring the perpetrators of the 1988 Massacre into justice. When we return to Ireland we will also take steps to advise our government towards a foreign policy on Iran that is based on human rights of the Iranian people and justice. We have called on our government to condemn the 1988 massacre as a crime against humanity and to support the efforts of the Iranian people and the NCRI to make Mrs. Rajavi’s this 10-point democratic platform a reality in Iran. So we're here today to stress that we are on your side and that we hope as much as you do for a free Iran in the very near future and we look forward to seeing your next year hopefully in Tehran. Thank you.

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