Parliament stands with the women and men of Iran 


One year from the murder of Mahsa Amini, the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola opened the Plenary Session in Strasbourg reiterating that Parliament stands with those fighting for equality, dignity and freedom.

Dear colleagues, 

This week, on the 16th of September, we will mark one year since the murder of Mahsa Amini in Iran.

I will reiterate now that the European Parliament proudly stands with those brave, defiant women and men who continue to fight for equality, for dignity and for freedom in Iran. We stand with those who even from prison continue to keep the Women Life Freedom movement alive: Narges Mohammadi, Bahareh Hedayat, Nasrin Javadi, Golrokh Iraee, Sepideh Gholian and many, many others.

We also reiterate our strongest condemnation of the Iranian regime for taking EU and dual nationals hostages and call namely for the immediate release of EU official Johan Floderus and Professor Ahmad Reza Djalali.

Tomorrow this House will remember and honour the legacy of Mahsa Amini and all those who have paid the ultimate price for liberty.