Following the first anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini,the rise of the “Women, Life Freedom” movement in Iran and the nomination of Narges Mohammadi to a Nobel prize for her struggle, members of the European Parliament addressed a petition to the high Representative of the European Union for Foreign affairs and security policy Mr Joseph Borrell.
The MEPs are raising awareness to the issue of discrimination of 30 million citizens of Iran – ethnical Azerbaijanis, who suffer greatly from the oppression by the Iranian regime. The Azerbaijani minority represents more or less the third of the Iranian population. Together with other minorities – Arabs, Baluchis, Turks and Kurds they suffer from cultural, linguistic, economic, political and ecological discrimination which marginalizes these populations and make them vulnerable. The women of these minorities are even in worst situation.
Uprisings In Iran calls for equal rights for every citizen no matter his gender, age, religion, ethnic background, political affiation or social background. Thanks to Human rights organizations and journalists who work unconditionally to reflect the reality on the ground the EU and the international community are provided with real information. The Guney AZFRONT Telegram channel which coordinates the current struggle for freedom and rights of Southern Azerbaijanis is one of the major sources of activity and reports.
By addressing a petition to the high Representative Joseph Borrell, the Members of the European Parliament show solidarity with minorities and women in Iran and support their fight for freedom and justice. They demand that the Iranian regime must stop the economic, political and military pressure on ethnic, religious minorities and of course women.
It is a reminder that the EU has never forgotten the sacrifices of the Iranian people and their fight for democracy a year after the uprisings started. The EU supports civil society organizations and free media in Iran and continues to put pressure to enable minorities to live in dignity.