The French National Assembly unanimously approved a resolution on Monday condemning the repression by the Iranian authorities in the context of the protests that have broken out in the country following the death of the young Mahsa Amini.
“This resolution intends to give the support of the National Assembly to the struggle of the women and men of Iran in their legitimate aspiration to respect their rights and fundamental freedoms, in the face of repression orchestrated by a theocratic State,” reads the text.
Likewise, he explains that France, as a country that bears the motto “Liberty, equality and fraternity” has to “transmit a message of solidarity and fraternity to the Iranian people”, as the National Assembly has collected in its letter.
In this way, he describes that the “excessive use of force by the Iranian regime against its own population” is accompanied by “an unjustifiable violation of freedom of expression”, which results in the “tight control and closure, even, of Internet and social networks.
For this reason, the resolution aims to call on the Iranian authorities to respect their international obligations in the context of the protests, which have resulted in more than 480 deaths, according to the latest balance provided by the non-governmental organization Iran Human. Rights (IHR).
Before the vote, the French Foreign Minister, Catherine Colonna, has once again called for the release of the seven French citizens held in Iran, just as she did on November 12, when the arrest of another two of her nationals became known. .
More than twenty citizens of Western countries, the majority with dual nationality, are detained in Iran, which international NGOs condemn as a policy of taking hostages to obtain concessions, as recalled by the TF1 chain.