By Staff writer, Iran Probe
Saturday, 30 January 2016
French President Francois Hollande announced that he reminded Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani of France's commitment to human rights issues. Iranian main opposition group, People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI/Mek) organized a mass-demonstration in the French capital as Rouhani made his first tour to Europe since the nuclear deal between Tehran and world major powers.
The protesters carried pictures of victims, prisoners of conscience, political prisoners and defenders of human rights who were either executed or are currently held in Iranian jails and condemned receiving Rouhani in Paris.
The former French Minister for Human Rights Rama Yade attacked the Rouhani government’s record of human rights violations and the fact that more than one thousand executions took place in Iran in 2015 and there were 75 cases where Iranian women were executed in recent years. She made her comments whilst participating at the demonstration on Thursday.
The Al Arabiya TV reported the event and could be watched here.