Friday , 3 February 2023

Protest Outside National Iranian American Council

Shabtabnews – Iranians living in the United States gathered in front of the office of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) in Washington, D.C., on July 19.

A statement read out by protesters at the event described the NIAC as “the representative of the corrupt and brutal Islamic Republic regime.”

According to the statement, the protest was aimed at informing U.S. policymakers that the “NIAC does not represent the Iranian community in the United States and that it does not reflect the real hopes of the people living in Iran.”

The protesters covered a large spectrum of Iranians living US, who oppose the unjust and inhuman policies of the Iranian regime. Amongst the protesters were the representatives from International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) Hamid Gharagozloo and Shahrareh Afshari, who few days ago spoke at US state department’s conference on Advance Religious Freedom.

Shahrareh Afshari (IOPHR) on the left holding picture of Mohammad Nourizad a vocal critic of the Iranian Regime who was arrested earlier in the week.

The members of IOPHR and other protesters held pictures of various political prisoners and religious minorities who are imprisoned in Iran and demanded their immediate release.

The protesters also called NIAC a puppet of the Iranian Regime and also named Javid Zarif , the Iranian Foreign minster, the deceptive face of the tyrannical Iranian regime.

The protests occurred only one day after the 3 day conference of US state department on Advance Religious Freedom, and the US state department’s statement condemning Iranian Regime’s oppression of Minorities.

Hamid Gharagozloo (IOPHR) holding the picture of Mohammad Salas, a Sufi, who was executed last year on trumped up charges, after a speedy illegal trail.

Hamid Gharagozloo (IOPHR) being interviewed by Arabic News Network

This report include excerpts from a report on Radiofarda website regarding the protest.