In next week, human rights violation in Iran will be discussed by different Iranian oppositional ethnical groups in the European Parliament. But one of the main ethnical group in Iran, Kurds are not invited, also the Armenian and Jewish community
Iranian human rights record in EU-Parliament
Ararat News -Publishing (ANP) – Roni Alasor-3/9/2008 / Brussels – In next week, human rights violation in Iran will be discussed by different Iranian oppositional ethnical groups in the European Parliament. But one of the main ethnical group in Iran, Kurds (who size up to 7 million) are not invited, also the Armenian and Jewish community.
The hearing on human rights abuses in Iran will be hosted by deputies of European Parliament, among them the Socialist MEP Paulo Casaca on 10 of September. Mr Casaca will also moderate the hearing together with Ahmad Obali, World Azerbaijanis Congress, Committee on International relations. The aim of the meeting is to give floor to different ethnical groups in Iran, here in this meeting, representatives of South Azerbaijani, Arab and Turkmen organizations to present the latest situation related to their respective ethnic groups in Iran.
Iran is a multi ethnic country composed of Azerbaijanis, Persians, Arabs, Kurds, Baluchis, Turkmens, Bakhtiaries-Lurs and some religious minorities as well as Armenian and Jewish.
During decades Iranian government had hostile policy against all non-Persian ethnic groups in the country. Iranian authorities has pursued systematic assimilation by repressing the use of language and expressions of culture of these minorities. The purpose of the hearing is to concentrate on a proactive approach to promote peace, freedom, dialog and democracy for all the citizens of Iran.
Iran knows as well for its serious human rights record which include each year up to several hundred killing with torture, shouting and hanging. Freedom of speech is a super deluxe for the intelectuels who are pushed to be criminal prisoners. Many million of Iranian had to leave their country after the Mollahs toke power in 1979.