Cop26: Ex-MEP calls for Iran’s president to be banned over mass murder claims

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Former MEP meets with First Minister of Scotland foreign Secretary And this home Secretary Iran’s president for banning him from attending the Cop26 global climate summit in Glasgow, accusing him of “mass murder”.

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Ibrahim Raisi is believed to be considering attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which begins later this month as his first foreign trip.

Former Conservative MEPs are calling on Strawn Stevenson, Nicola Sturgeon, Liz Truss and Priti Patel to act.


Speaking at a news conference in Glasgow on Wednesday, he said he had sent a formal request to the police chief Scotland Chief Constable Ian Livingstone called on the force to launch a criminal investigation into Mr Raisey under universal jurisdiction on charges of alleged genocide and crimes against humanity.

Scotland doesn’t like mass murderers coming here

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Mr Stevenson said: “This man should not be allowed to set foot in Scotland.

“Scotland doesn’t like mass killers coming here and if this man dares to join Cop 26 he should be immediately arrested by the police.

“I would urge First Minister and Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary, Priti Patel to get together and discuss this matter and make sure a political initiative is taken that this man is not allowed in any way To come to the United Kingdom, or indeed to set foot in any other civilized nation.”

He said the letter to Mr Livingstone was presented with a letter from five of the people behind the action who are former political prisoners. Iran and a dossier of his relatives as well as more than 100 pages of evidence.

Among those who spoke at the press conference were signatories to a letter organized by the UK Office of the National Resistance Council of Iran (NCRI), which described witnessing the massacre of political prisoners in 1988.

Parallel action has been taken with the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Stevenson said he had been told the case had been assigned to the deputy chief constable, Malcolm Graham, but when he contacted the force last week, in the hope that those attending the press conference would be interviewed, he told The matter was being “reviewed”.

He added: “We are confident that the police will now expedite their activities and ensure a complete investigation.”

The NCRI said: “Ibrahim Rasi, the current chairman of the Iranian regime, was a member of Tehran’s “Death Commission” in 1988, a commission established in the implementation of a fatwa by the late Ayatollah Khomeini, supreme leader of the Iranian regime, the People’s Mojahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI). ) is calling for destruction.

“Death commissions established throughout Iran ordered the summary and extrajudicial executions of more than 30,000 political prisoners, most of them PMOI members and supporters.”

a Scottish Government The spokesman said: “As the organizers of Cop26, the UK Government and the UNFCCC are responsible for inviting state delegations. The Scottish Government has no plans to meet with representatives of Iran during Cop26.

“We wholeheartedly condemn human rights abuses and call on all states to uphold fundamental international – including the obligation to respect, protect and fulfill human rights.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We have received information which is being assessed.”

A UK government source said it was understood Mr Raisi was not participating in Cop26.


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