Coinciding with Rouhani’s visit to Austria: Vienna rally by supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran to protest mass executions, arbitrary sentences and export of Islamic extremism by the Iranian regime
The Human Rights Center for Victims of Fundamentalism has scheduled a rally in Vienna on Wednesday, March 30, to coincide with Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Austria. Rouhani is scheduled to visit Vienna on March 30 and 31.
The Human Rights Center for Victims of Fundamentalism supports the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), the principal Iranian opposition group and the pivotal force of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The rally will take place at Stephansplatz at 12 noon.
The event organizers seek to bring attention to the wave of executions in Iran and the clerical regime’s export of Islamic extremism and terrorism throughout the region.
There have been more than 2,300 executions during Rouhani’s tenure. The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Iran earlier in March announced that the number of executions in Iran in 2015 was greater than any year in the last 25 years. Rouhani has explicitly endorsed the executions as examples of “God’s commandments” and “laws of the parliament that belong to the people.”
Demonstrators will also address Tehran’s all-out support for Bashar al-Assad and massacre of Syrian people as well its continued proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destructions including ballistic missiles tests. They will point out that the policy of exporting the “Islamic revolution” and proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction – pillars of the clerical regime – have been vigorously pursued by the Rouhani administration as well.
Street exhibitions have been planned for the event to depict examples of human rights violations in Iran.
Demonstrators will also express their support for the members of the PMOI in Camp Liberty, Iraq. Camp Liberty was targeted by the Iranian regime on October 29, 2015 when a barrage of rockets killed 24 residents and destroyed a large portion of the camp. The demonstrators plan to urge the UN and the US to provide protection to Camp Liberty and its residents.