A group of Anglo-Iranians joined an MP at Parliament as part of a campaign to save their loved ones from massacres in their home country.
MP Matthew Offord joined Barnet’s Iranian community in a cross-party conference organised by the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom yesterday.
Together with other MPs and peers, Mr Offord addressed the Iranian regime’s destructive role in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.
There are a total of 3,000 people living temporarily in Camp Liberty in Iraq fearing further terrorist attacks from an Iraqi military group.
They highlighted the threats against the Iranian refugees at the camp and warned about the terrorist movements set on destroying the main Iranian opposition.
Many had hoped that the arrival of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in 2013 would ameliorate the situation – but they say they have seen no changes.
As a result, hundreds of Anglo-Iranians living in the borough have tried preventing further attacks on their people in Iraq by taking part in protests and hunger strikes.
In June, Mr Offord travelled to Paris for a 100,000 strong demonstration with others around the world for the “All for Freedom” campaign. Those present heard about Iranian politican Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a future Iran.
Speaking in parliament, Mr Offord said: “Since Rouhani came, I see no changes. As I attended the Paris gathering I was astonished when I heard Madame Rajavi's 10 point plan. She has a vision and a plan for a future democratic Iran, but Rouhani does not.”