The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has said that the human rights situation is only getting worse with nearly 1,000 executions last year.

Iran’s situation not only affects the country itself but the wider middle eastern region and indeed the world. They are a major source for terrorist activity, sending spies to Saudi Arabia and propping up the Bashar Assad in the Syrian Civil War.

They have also continued to test ballistic missiles in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

The economic and social situation has also deteriorated in the three years since Rouhani took office with rising levels of unemployment, especially among women.

The rally is an annual event attended by Iranians, their supporters, senior politicians, human rights activists, religious leaders and women’s rights activists from Europe, the United States and Islamic countries.