The seminar, at the office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in Auvers-sur-Oise, was attended by senior politicians and diplomats from Europe and the US.
Ed Rendell, Chairman of the 2016 Democratic National Convention and former Governor of Pennsylvania, spoke of the horror he felt knowing that a member of the death commission responsible for the 1988 massacre was now the Justice Minister of Iran.
Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi has refused to show remorse for his role in the slaughter of 30,000 political prisoners.
The former leader of the US Democratic Party added, “There is so much in common between what the MEK (PMOI) have fought for and what the original American patriots fought for… These people are standing up for an ideal.” He reiterated, “There is only one way that freedom will come to the people of Iran, and that is with regime change.”
Dr. Bernard Kouchner, former Foreign Minister of France, said: “The massacres did not take place only in 1988. Iran continues to have the highest execution rate per capita. The executions have even increased after the nuclear deal.”
Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association and former member of the European Parliament, said: “What has happened about the 30,000 who were massacred in 1988? Nothing from the West at all. If the United Nations is to retain one ounce of credibility they must take this up at the UN Human Rights Council this month in Geneva. It must be a key item on the agenda. It must go before the UN Security Council. The perpetrators and murderers must be held to account; they must be brought to justice.”
Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect, called on international governments to put the regime leaders on trial for their role in the mass-executions that take place to this day and demanded an end to relations with Iran until the executions stop.