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Iran protests

Written declaration No. 649 | Doc. 14473 | 04 May 2018

Signatories:
Mr Nigel EVANS, United Kingdom, EC ; Mr Claude ADAM, Luxembourg, SOC ; Mr Raivo AEG, Estonia, EPP/CD ; Mr Pedro AGRAMUNT, Spain, NR ; Mr Jean-Charles ALLAVENA, Monaco, NR ; Mr Werner AMON, Austria, EPP/CD ; Mr Francesco Maria AMORUSO, Italy, FDG ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Iwona ARENT, Poland, EC ; Mr Volodymyr ARIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Marek AST, Poland, EC ; Mr Vlad BATRINCEA, Republic of Moldova, SOC ; Mr Olivier BECHT, France, ALDE ; Mr Boryslav BEREZA, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Piet De BRUYN, Belgium, NR ; Ms Marija Maja ĆATOVIĆ, Montenegro, SOC ; Mr José CEPEDA, Spain, SOC ; Mr Vannino CHITI, Italy, SOC ; Ms Tamar CHUGOSHVILI, Georgia, SOC ; Mr Vernon COAKER, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Telmo CORREIA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Paolo CORSINI, Italy, SOC ; Ms Yolaine de COURSON, France, NR ; Mr Yves CRUCHTEN, Luxembourg, SOC ; Ms Vanessa D'AMBROSIO, San Marino, SOC ; Mr Olivier DESTREBECQ, Belgium, ALDE ; Mr Sergio DIVINA, Italy, FDG ; Ms Nicole DURANTON, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Mustafa DZHEMILIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Petter EIDE, Norway, UEL ; Mr Bernard FOURNIER, France, EPP/CD ; Ms Adele GAMBARO, Italy, FDG ; Mr José Ramón GARCÍA HERNÁNDEZ, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Marco GATTI, San Marino, EPP/CD ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Jaime GONZÁLEZ TABOADA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Miren Edurne GORROTXATEGUI, Spain, UEL ; Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Antonio GUTIÉRREZ, Spain, SOC ; Mr Roman HAIDER, Austria, NR ; Mr Gábor HARANGOZÓ, Hungary, SOC ; Mr István HOLLIK, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Mariia IONOVA, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Grzegorz JANIK, Poland, EC ; Ms Sofio KATSARAVA, Georgia, SOC ; Ms Colette KELLEHER, Ireland, SOC ; Mr Serhii KIRAL, Ukraine, EC ; Mr František KOPŘIVA, Czech Republic, NR ; Mr Florian KRONBICHLER, Italy, SOC ; Mr Eerik-Niiles KROSS, Estonia, ALDE ; Mr Ertuğrul KÜRKÇÜ, Turkey, UEL ; Mr Christophe LACROIX, Belgium, SOC ; Sir Edward LEIGH, United Kingdom, EC ; Mr Luís LEITE RAMOS, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Saša MAGAZINOVIĆ, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SOC ; Mr Ján MAROSZ, Slovak Republic, EC ; Ms Kerry McCARTHY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Emilie Enger MEHL, Norway, ALDE ; Ms Martine MERGEN, Luxembourg, EPP/CD ; Mr Killion MUNYAMA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Víctor NAUDI ZAMORA, Andorra, SOC ; Ms Miroslava NĚMCOVÁ, Czech Republic, EC ; Mr Miroslav NENUTIL, Czech Republic, SOC ; Mr Andreas NICK, Germany, NR ; Mr Marco NICOLINI, San Marino, UEL ; Mr Johan NISSINEN, Sweden, NR ; Mr Joseph O'REILLY, Ireland, EPP/CD ; Mr Henk OVERBEEK, Netherlands, UEL ; Mr Hişyar ÖZSOY, Turkey, UEL ; Mr Bernard PASQUIER, Monaco ; Mr Paulo PISCO, Portugal, SOC ; Mr Aleksander POCIEJ, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Bérengère POLETTI, France, EPP/CD ; Mr John PRESCOTT, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Jordi ROCA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Lord Simon RUSSELL, United Kingdom, EC ; Ms María Concepción de SANTA ANA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Mr Virendra SHARMA, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Olena SOTNYK, Ukraine, ALDE ; Mr David STELLINI, Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Aleksandar STEVANOVIĆ, Serbia, ALDE ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Michael SVENSSON, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Mr Birgir THÓRARINSSON, Iceland, NR ; Mr Robert TROY, Ireland, ALDE ; Mr Volker ULLRICH, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Miltiadis VARVITSIOTIS, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Christoph WENAWESER, Liechtenstein, ALDE ; Mr Martin WHITFIELD, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Markus WIECHEL, Sweden, NR ; Mr Andrzej WOJTYŁA, Poland, EC ; Mr Morten WOLD, Norway, EC ; Mr Leonid YEMETS, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Roger ZAVOLI, San Marino, FDG ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

We are deeply concerned by the suppression of anti-government protests in Iran since December 2017, including reports that at least 50 demonstrators were killed, some in detention under torture, and 8 000 were arbitrarily arrested for exercising their democratic right to peaceful protest. A judiciary official has publicly called for the execution of demonstrators for ‘waging war against God’.

The human rights situation has deteriorated in the wake of recent protests. Iran has the highest number of executions per capita globally. The culture of impunity must end.

We condemn the use of force against the defenceless protesters and call for the immediate and unconditional release of all detainees.

We call on the member States of the Council of Europe and other relevant international organisations to take urgent action for the immediate release of detained protesters and to determine the status of those who are missing.

We call on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to set up a fact-finding mission to investigate the situation of Iran’s prisons and political prisoners, especially those arrested during the recent uprising and those killed in detention.

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