ITF EU Representative met with the Vice-President of the EU Parliament MEP Laszlo Tokes

March 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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MEP Laszlo Tokes, Vice President of the European Parliament and Dr. Hassan Aydinli, ITF EU representative. (standing in front of the picture of Altiero Spinelli).

ITF EU Representative Dr Hassan Aydinli attended the conference : Religious Minorities in Iran under Rouhani’s Presidency at the EU Parliament on 18/03/2014.

The conference was organized by Mr Willy Fautré, Director  of Human Rights Without Frontiers and it was hosted by MEP Laszlo Tokes, Vice-President of the EU Parliament.

Participants at the conference said that Iran’s religious minorities still face harsh repression, despite earlier hopes that Hassan Rouhani, elected to Iran’s presidency in 2013, would bring much-needed reforms.

At this event HRWF also presented its annual Freedom of Religion or Belief World Report and World Report and Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners List 2013.

After the conference ITF EU Representative spoke with MEP  Laszlo Tokes, Vice-President of the EU Parliament, he informed him of the situation in Iraq in general and about the grave problems of security the Turkmens continue to face in Iraq and how they continue to be targeted,  he also mentioned the recent assassinations of Turkmen intellectuals and ITF leaders.

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