STOP THE BOMB supports a rally of the German-Israeli Friendship Society (Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft Berlin und Potsdam) against a reception of the delegation by the German-Iranian parliamentary group, which will be held on Monday, March 6th, at 6 pm at the Hotel Adlon, Pariser Platz. The event on facebook here.
This morning, a delegation of Iranian deputies
arrives in Berlin for a week of political talks.
The delegation will be accompanied by the chairmen
of the German-Iranian parliamentary group Rolf
Mützenich (SPD) and Thomas Feist (CDU). Talks are
scheduled with Norbert Lammert, President of the
German Bundestag, with Patricia Lips (CDU), Bernd
Fabritius (CSU), Simone Raatz (SPD), Corinna
Rüffer (Green Party) and Kersten Steinke (Left
Party). On Thursday, the delegation will
participate at a plenary session and will be
seated on the “tribune of honor”.
STOP THE BOMB protests against the invitation and
calls upon members of parliament to begin a
dialogue with the democratic Iranian opposition
and with human rights activists who had fled Iran.
There have been protests in Iran for weeks in the
Ahwaz region, which are brutally suppressed. In
spite of this oppression, asylum applications of
dissidents from the region have been rejected
STOP THE BOMB spokesperson Ulrike Becker comments:
"Members of the German Bundestag should not give
legitimacy to a dictatorship that oppresses the
opposition. Parliamentarians in a democracy should
not act as lobbyists for economic contracts with a
state that massively violates human rights and
threatens to destroy Israel."
Iran is largely responsible for the destruction of
Syria, the expulsion of the Sunni population and
the largest refugee crisis for decades. The
Iranian theocracy has the highest number of
executions per capita. No free press exists in
Iran; millions of internet sites are blocked. In
January, Amnesty International published a report
about the persistent use of cruel and inhuman
punishments, including floggings, amputations and
forced blinding. In January, a journalist was
lashed 40 times for "inaccurate" reporting.