Thousands of Iranian Resistance supporters stage rallies in 20 cities in Europe, U.S. on 50th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, thousands of supporters of the National Council of Resistance held elaborate gatherings in different cities in Europe and the United States yesterday, honoring the adoption of this historic document. They called on world governments to recognize the Iranian people's just Resistance against the mullahs' medieval regime.

These gatherings were held in France (Paris), Germany (Bonn, Cologne, Munich, Hamburg, Wiesbaden and Wuperttal), U.S.A (New York, Washington, DC, Denver) Sweden (Stockholm), Denmark (Copenhagen, Arhus and Odense), Norway (Oslo), Canada (Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver), The Netherlands, (Utrecht), and Great Britain (London).

In a message on the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance's President-elect, congratulated the combatants of freedom and advocates of human rights across the world and expressed the hope that with the overthrow of the mullahs' inhuman regime, the articles of the Declaration be put in practice in her fettered homeland.

The Resistance's supporters drew the attention of the world public to the continuing human rights violations in Iran, especially during Khatami's presidency. They called for the censure of the clerical regime and a halt in any economic and diplomatic ties with it.

The gathering in New York was held across from the United Nations Headquarters, where they exposed the clerical regime's atrocities and called on the UN Security Council of adopt a decisive resolution against the ruling theocracy.

In many gatherings, torches, placards and slogans of Resistance's supporters attracted a great deal of attention as many people went to the gatherings to express support and condemn the atrocities of the clerical regime.

In Stockholm, hundreds of supporters of the National Council of Resistance gathered in front of the Swedish Parliament, carrying Iran's flag, adorned with the Lion and Sun crest, portraits of the Resistance's leadership and torches. They chanted slogans against Khatami and informed Swedish citizens of the grave situation of human rights in Iran.

In the Netherlands, Resistance's supporters set up an elaborate booth in the ceremonies held by the city of Utrecht which drew a great deal of interest. Many people extended their solidarity with the Iranian people and Resistance.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 11, 1998

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