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Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran Visits European Parliament in Brussels

The following is an article by UNPO on lobbying by the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran, which includes the Democratic Solidarity Party of Al-Ahwaz.

Organized by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and in cooperation with Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Marco Pannella (ALDE and Transnational Radical Party), a delegation of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI) meets with MEPs between 8 and 10 May 2006.

On 8 May, the CNFI delegation, accompanied by UNPO General Secretary Mr Marino Busdachin, started a first round of meetings with MEPs to inform and highlight matters of concern to the various nationalities in Iran regarding the current human rights situation. This included a meeting with Mr Graham Watson (ALDE).

Additional meetings have been scheduled with MEPs Mr Struan Stevenson (Christian Democrats), Mr Simon Coveney (Christian Democrats), Dr Ingo Friedrich (Christian Democrats), Ms Pia Elda Locatelli (Socialist Group), Ms Christa Prets (Socialist Group) and Mr Paulo Casaca (Socialist Group) and other EU officials.

UNPO and the Transnational Radical Party will jointly advocate for a resolution in the European Parliament to protect the rights of minorities in Iran, advocating that due consideration be given to the situation of the different nationalities and minority groups in Iran and that their basic human rights are respected and upheld.

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