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Iranian exiles protest, demand prosecution of president-elect

Supporters of the {Nationwide} Council of {Level of resistance|Opposition} of Iran (NCRI) {collect} to protest against the {authorities|federal government|govt} in Teheran and the {make use of} of the {dying|loss of life|passing away|demise} penalty in Iran, in {front side} of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, July 10, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

July 10, 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) – Supporters of Iran’s exiled opposition rallied in Berlin and {somewhere else} on Saturday to {need|requirement} the prosecution of the Islamic Republic’s {recently} elected president, Ebrahim Raisi, whom they accuse of crimes against humanity.

Flag-waving demonstrators rallied at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate {along with other} locations {within} a Free Iran {Globe|Planet|Entire world} Summit that {showcased} speeches by {previous} U.S. Secretary of {Condition} Mike Pompeo and Slovenian {Primary} Minister Janez Jansa.

In a keynote {tackle|deal with}, Maryam Rajavi, president elect of the {Nationwide} Council of {Level of resistance|Opposition} of Iran, accused Raisi {to be} the “henchman” {in charge of} the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988.

Amnesty {Worldwide|Global} and Human {Legal rights} Watch have {stated|mentioned} Raisi’s election {has been|had been} a blow for human rights and {needed} him to {become|end up being} investigated over his {part|function} in what they and Washington {possess|have got} {known as} the extrajudicial executions of {a large number of} political prisoners.

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Iran {hasn’t} acknowledged the mass executions and Raisi {hasn’t} publicly addressed allegations about his role.|

Iran {hasn’t} acknowledged the mass executions and Raisi has publicly addressed allegations about his role never.} {The trials {have been|have already been} said by some clerics were fair,} praising the “eliminating” of armed opposition in {the first} years of the 1979 Islamic revolution.

{Within an} online address, Pompeo described the Iranian presidential election as “{actually}, a boycott and the regime knows it”. “{This can be a} show laid bare {for the whole} world to see,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo denounced Raisi as a leader {who was simply} hand-picked by Iran’s supreme leader, leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to “inflict pain, frighten, {continue steadily to} loot, {also to} plunder” {with respect to} the theocracy.

(Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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